Morning Mashup 12/2


coffee-newspaperCan Youth Ministers Actually Work With Parents? – On paper this sounds great, but often the reality is that youth pastors’ relationships with parents can be troublesome. Youth pastor John Pond offers some helpful guidelines on how to develop a healthy youth pastor-parent relationship.

A Round-Up of the Holy Hip Hop Squabble – Thabiti Anyabwile compiles all that has been said in response to the foolish and infamous panel that degraded Reformed Rap and Christian Hip Hop in general. There are some excellent articles included here.

In Defense of Katniss Everdeen – Mike Cosper: “Her story presents a serious ethical crisis for viewers and readers. Is she a hero? Is she, as some Christians have supposed, a sacrificial Christ-figure who risks all, substitutes herself for Prim, and arises from certain death victorious? Or is she, as author N. D . Wilson argues, worthy of contempt for her participation in the games?”

5 Things to Teach Your Children this Christmas – Christina Fox: “Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to pour the truths of the gospel into the hearts of our children. It’s an ideal time to show them the greatest gift they could ever receive, the gift of Jesus Christ.”

Cyber Monday Sale: 50% off Select Children’s Books – Excellent deals on children’s books written by R.C. Sproul.

Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX are each $50 off.

Cyber Monday Kindle Deals for the Christian Reader – There are some awesome deals on some awesome books in this list.

The cross-work of Christ creates a new spiritual ethnicity, a new man, which ends our hostilities and alienation. –Thabiti Anyabwile

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