More often than not, when I hit these creativity walls, it's not for lack of things to discuss, it is simply due to a lack of things that would be wise to discuss in such a public forum. Blogs, Facebook, and other forms of social media are great outlets for teaching and creativity, but they are not the ideal means for us to discuss the inner wonderings (or wanderings) of our minds and hearts. When we use these means to this end, we ultimately indulge in selfie righteousness as we seek validation from our 4 billion Facebook friends.
With that in mind, I'll keep my words this week to a minimum and encourage you to settle in with a cup of tea (or coffee or cocoa or soda or water) while you enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- This is really interesting about Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" in Roe v. Wade.
- On the execution of Lady Jane Grey.
- Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
- If you ask me, Manderfield's Bakery should be #1 on this list, not #15. If you're ever in Appleton, Wisconsin, you need to stop there for a triple chocolate doughnut!
- I can't handle this much crazy (HT to Phil Johnson for this one).
- Really? Do you mean it? Is it finally the end of Family Christian Store? The unfortunate thing is, that's where I buy most of my gag gifts at Christmastime. Now where do I go to find Jesus Junk tchotchkes?
- Five features of a faithful ministry.
- The points made in this article are completely valid. With the incidence of hospital-acquired infections on the rise, why isn't more being done about the horrible design of hospitals?
- Back in 2007, Cornerstone Bible Church had a great sermon series through Genesis. Here's one I think you'll enjoy.
- On accidental hyper-calvinism.
- This is fun; I need to make one.
- Is Jesus knocking on the door to your heart? Why won't you let Him in? Oh, that's right, you can't, because you are dead in your trespasses and sins. "Seeking is the result of faith, not the cause of it."
- Always interesting stuff from Michael Kruger.
- Christ in all the Scriptures: