Morning Mashup 08/29


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The Continuing Menace of Anti-Semitism – Michael Gerson of The Washington Post writes, “In fact, anti-Jewish attitudes remain deep and consistent, and the memory of the Holocaust is fading.”

Please Say More than Six Words to Your Kids About Sports or Any Performance – I love when David Prince writes on sports. I grew up playing three sports, and I can attest from experience that Prince’s counsel for what to say to kids before and after performance is spot on!

Losing Your Voice – Clint Archer gives four ways pastors can lose their pulpits.

Mas Hill Pastors’ Letter on Mark Driscoll – Things are falling apart in Seattle. I have been deeply saddened by Mark Driscoll’s fall and I pray for repentance and restoration. But as for now, Paul Tripp admits something (as quoted in the letter) startling and frightening: “This is without a doubt, the most abusive, coercive ministry culture I’ve ever been involved with.”

An Impatience with Biblical Exegesis – Wesley Hill: “Although it may seem futile, the effort to trace out the meaning of the Bible and talk about Scripture with others isn’t a vain exercise.”

Marriage and Mating Rites – Karen Swallow Prior: “If marriage is a sacrament, then the way in which practices that lead to marriage function as liturgies deserves attention.”

Christians Are Terrible: You Should Know This Going In – Derek Rishmawy: “One of the major premises of the Christian faith is that humans are so flawed, so broken, so rebellious, and so unable to redeem themselves that the eternal Son had to incarnate himself, live, die, and rise again in order to fix them.”

Bill Cosby and Victoria Osteen – Bill Cosby reacts to Victoria Osteen. Watch all the way to the end.

13 Marketing Terms You Might Be Falling For – Barnabas Piper gives the down-low on marketing tricks.

Six Things Every Freshman Needs to Know – Sammy Rhodes: “If I could write a letter to every incoming freshman who doesn’t want to waste their college, I would want to say six things to them before they move to campus. It applies to their anxious parents, too.”

Because the gospel is endlessly rich, it can handle the burden of being the one “main thing” of a church. –Timothy Keller

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