Thursday Picks ~ 9-29-2016

Picks Thursday

This is some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...

Knowing is easy, doing is hard…

3 Reasons to “Go and do Likewise.”Michael Kelley
the_good_samaritan_by_david_teniers_the_younger_after_francesco_bassanoWhile the original audience might have recoiled at the idea of a Samaritan being the protagonist, we as modern day, sophisticated, and analytical Christ-followers recoil for another reason – the command from Jesus that closes the story: “Go and do likewise.”


Noteworthy…

Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text PermanentJeremy Weber
Image result for esvThe publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalize the text after tweaking 29 verses.

“We have become convinced that this decision was a mistake,” stated Crossway president and CEO Lane Dennis in an announcement released today. “We apologize for this and for any concern this has caused for readers of the ESV, and we want to explain what we now believe to be the way forward. Our desire, above all, is to do what is right before the Lord.”


Speaking of the Bible, I’m very interested in seeing what this museum has to offer…

Washington, D.C.: ‘Topping Out’ the Museum of the BibleDaniel B. Wallace
Image result for museum of the bibleThe MOTB will be the world’s largest privately-owned Bible museum. …it is intended to be a place where people of all faiths—and those of no faith at all—can engage with the Bible. The goal is to be non-sectarian but intentionally educational. The Bible has had far greater impact on human history than any other book ever written. Yet Biblical illiteracy is escalating at an astonishing pace and is even approaching the illiteracy levels before the King James Bible was published four hundred years ago. This museum in this location is strategic for the nations of the world…

I must admit, however, that I was a little concerned that the museum might have a cheesy feel to it, kind of like a Christian Disneyland. I’ve seen too many Christian museums that are of this sort. But the impression I got from the speakers, the tour, and the videos on each floor showing how the museum will finish out obliterated that concern. Yes, this museum will be technologically advanced, and yes, it will be accessible and interesting to people of all ages. But it will not be boring or cheesy. It’s a fine balance to achieve; the MOTB is on track to do it.

If you want to find out more go to: museumofthebible.org.


Thank you, Seth, for this encouraging reminder…

The RipplesSeth Godin
Every decision we make changes things. The people we befriend, the examples we set, the problems we solve…

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get to glimpse those ripples as we stand at the crossroads. Instead of merely addressing the urgency of now, we can take a moment to focus on how a quiet insight, overlooked volunteer work or a particularly welcome helping hand moves so many people forward. For generations.

How did you get to where you are? Who is going to go even further because of you?

Thank you for passing it forward.


I admit it, this made me laugh…

Knock-knock Joke ReduxTim Fallhttps://timfall.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/knock-knock.jpg

 

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