Thursday Picks ~ 9-28-2017

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

Take some time to read what these soldiers and veterans think…

With Liberty and Justice for AllMarybeth Glenn
https://collisionofchurchandstate.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/flag.jpg?w=1280&h=416&crop=1Instead of listening to the opposition and constructing an argument of substance they, once again, used our heroes like pawns in a game, and when they post a picture of a grieving family they think they’ve earned the right to yell “CHECKMATE!” Disliking the protests is one thing, declaring that all those who disagree with you are unpatriotic lemmings who don’t respect our military is another – and it’s shameful…

The pressure to stay silent in the face of possibly having a loved one disagree with you or feel betrayed can be overwhelming, but despite what the angry and often hypocritical masses suggest, supporting the protesters and respecting the military are not opposing ideals…

Turns out plenty of our heroes and their enemies are on the same side… Plenty of veterans made their stance clear…


Boy, have I lived this!

Rejecting the Weekly VerdictJamie Brown
1It’s a dangerous situation for worship leaders. Every day of their week leads up and builds up to Sunday, the day of all days, the day when they stand before their congregations and, in the course of a few hours, either succeed at their job (in which case they feel like a success) or fail at their job (in which case they feel like a failure), or do OK at our job (in which case they feel just OK). It’s what I call the weekly verdict.


Always Looking, Never Wanting to FindMark Loughridge
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What they want isn’t God, but a magic genie, an Aladdin’s lamp to rub in a crisis, who will genially disappear when he isn’t needed. Or a sense of connectedness to something greater which bigs up our own sense of self-importance without ever challenging us with our smallness and wrongness.

It’s cool to search, but the last thing many want is to find the living God, or be found by him.


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