Worth a Look 1.28.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: Love the Least (A Lot): Extending the Love of Christ to Abortion-Vulnerable Women and Children. $0.99.
Abort73.com founder and director, Michael Spielman, explains why abortion-vulnerable children are as qualified to wear the “least of these” label as any victim class in the world. Whatever we fail to do in their defense, we fail to do for Christ.
Your pastors and elders need your help to live out the calling of Acts 6:4: “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Ross Douthat – The Bristol Palin Effect vs. the Roe Effect:
There’s good reason to think Roe itself was instrumental in creating the kind of sexual culture that makes the Bristol Palin dilemma as commonplace as it’s become. While the frequent use of abortion can limit out-of-wedlock births, that is, the sudden mass availability of abortion almost certainly had the opposite effect — mostly by changing the obligations associated with pregnancy, and by legitimating male irresponsibility where sex and its consequences are concerned.
One of the things I have always been blessed is youth pastors who really get the value of kids ministry. The more I talk with kids pastors from around the country I have come to find out that is far from the norm. I have heard stories that would make you laugh to storys that would make you cry and everything in between.
Theology is not reserved for those in the academy; it is an aspect of thought and conversation for all who live and breathe, who wrestle and fear, who hope and pray.