Abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the silent media – This is a heartbreaking story that ultimately reveals the moral bankruptcy of the militant pro-choice ideology. Pennsylvania Family Institute sums the facts up with an infographic. Joe Carter and Trevin Wax offers additional input.
Thus says the LORD: â€œA voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.â€ [Jeremiah 31:15]
Our societal obsession with taking pictures – Lyndsey Gvora on incessant photo sharing and our quest for the perfect public image. She says:
There is nothing wrong with capturing gorgeous photographs as markers of life events, but this becomes a vain pursuit when we are more concerned with displaying the photograph as a symbol of our own status and power instead of God’s. We ought to treat moments as though they were altars. A moment photographed is an opportunity to give weight to the truths of Scripture in the present and call these truths to mind in the future.
HTTP Basics: Spend half an hour on this to get a basic understanding of HTTP.
The Main Reason for Declining Church Attendance – Melissa Steffan rounds up new research that puts the blame on declining church attendance on the rise of sport on Sundays.
The #1 reason for ineffective church communication? When the communication ministry is disconnected from the vision of your lead pastor. Bobby Gilles explains more.
An Interview with the Gettys – Keith and Kristyn Getty are interviewed here. There’sÂ some helpful thoughts about how they strike a balance between head and heart in their songs:
The Rev. Jeremy Rose of Axis, who is in his 30s, said most new songs focus on how worshippers feel about God but donâ€™t contain much theology. Older hymns often have good theology but lack a personal touch.
But â€œIn Christ Aloneâ€ has both.
â€œThis hymn takes theology and attaches it to my day-in and day-out life and practice,â€ he said. â€œIt has such depth and truth put to music.â€
Amateurs write when they are inspired. Pros get inspired when they write. Itâ€™s a subtle but significant distinction.
— Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt) April 8, 2013