Worth a Look 9.18.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: Basic Christianity by John Stott. $3.60.
Named a “Book of the Century” by Christianity Today. “If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded,” writes John Stott. “We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone.” John Stott’s clear, classic book examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith.
The battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, the bloodiest day in American history, rebuffed the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion of Northern territory, convinced European nations to withhold recognition from the Confederacy, assured Republican control of the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, gave Abraham Lincoln political cover to announce the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and finally persuaded the president that the Union could no longer afford Gen. George B. McClellan.
Here’s a handy compendium of additional crutch words, those verbal (and sometimes written) pauses that we just can’t seem to help using, culled from your comments and emailed insights, along with a bit of our own. No adverb is safe, as one person informed me. She may be right. Right?
This is a question I am getting more and more because of the increase of pastors facing this situation in their churches. This is especially common among the elderly who meet someone, desire to get married and share their life with this person, but may lose benefits and financial compensation from their first marriage or the government if they remarry. As a result, many couples are choosing to share their life together, live together, declare they are married before God, but are bypassing the state’s recognition of their marriage to keep their benefits.
Idle conversation is an activity that is so much part of the warp and woof of our lives that we seldom realize how much of it has the potential to do good or harm.