Dipping into the Community Pool: November 25

There’s been many good articles posted this week.  I hope you’ll take a little time out of your busy holiday weekend to be encouraged in the faith.


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More than Inspirational

“Joni Eareckson Tada’s half-century as a quadriplegic and a disabilities advocate is far more than a story of human endurance. It’s a Christ-exalting example of a courageous truth Christians don’t always embrace: ‘When I am weak, then I am strong’”

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How Southern Baptists Trained More Disaster Relief Volunteers than the Red Cross

“The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) disaster response is so massive it financially trails only the Red Cross and the Salvation Army—and has more trained disaster relief volunteers than either one.”

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The Crucial Role of Single Women in Missions

“Single women face unique challenges living overseas and yet, God has and will continue to use them to shame the strong and bring his kingdom to the ends of the earth. Let’s not be shy ladies, let’s get it done. “

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Wikipedia: Reader Beware

“Wikipedia can be helpful for checking basic facts like dates. But once one gets into areas of controversy or opinion, its usefulness and objectivity begin to diminish. The problem is that human beings edit it. And human beings all have that heart condition: notoriously prone to deceive and be deceived. “

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The Early Christians Were Odd, Too

“It can be disheartening, not to mention frightening, when our culture rejects aspects of Christianity as strange or offensive. When Christians feel isolated and alone, it’s helpful to remember this experience is nothing new for God’s people.”

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The Pragmatic Benefits of God-Given Sexual Boundaries

“When the Harvey Weinstein story broke a few weeks ago, columnist David French made a simple but really profound observation. Before the sexual revolution, there were boundaries around sex. Even if not practiced perfectly, generally our social norms followed God’s norms and it produced good benefits for individuals and society.”

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Instilling Gratitude in Your Family

“Discontent and entitlement are strong pressures, but there are still ways to cultivate gratitude in your home.”

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Complicating  Manhood and Womanhood

“Let’s not complicate a matter that is taught in a straightforward manner in Scripture. It is sinful to blur the distinctions that God has made between men and women as if gender/sex is fluid. However, it is also sinful to bind the consciences of men and women based upon extrabiblical hedges and cultural preferences. The pursuit of biblical manhood and womanhood is a pursuit for godliness.”

 

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