Not only is today the day I post my Weekly Scoop, but today I am actually heading to the hospital for gallbladder surgery. Yes, today will be the day I part with something that has been with me for over 32 years. However, even though it has been with me for so long, I do not believe I am going to miss it, or the pain it has given me in recent days. With that said, I am going to get this post posted so I can get ready to head to the hospital.
This is a great article on the impact missionaries have had in numerous locations around the world: The Impact world missionaries have made.
A big event coming up is the big game on Sunday, but along with that comes another issue, that of human trafficking. Ed Stetzer addresses a misconception that comes with it: The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking.
Here is a great post on the issues facing a husband and wife after baby. This is a great read for both men and women: Before you were mommy.
A song that is pretty popular these days is “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Jackie Hill responds to the message the song preaches: Former lesbian responds to Same Love.
This video presents the gospel in a different but effective way: Video Preaches the gospel in breathtaking way.
Did you watch the Grammys? Wonder how Christians should respond or what we can take away from it? Here are a couple perspectives: Worldview responses to the Grammys.
Has your church moved away from an evening service? Here is a great perspective on why not to: Why I love the evening service.
As a youth pastor, I am constantly finding articles on how to reach the next generation. Here is another great article for parents, youth workers, and ministers alike: How to rescue the next generation.
Churches should be known for being gospel cultures. But how can churches make sure they stay this way? Ray Ortlund addresses this question: Safeguarding your church as a gospel culture.
Justin Lathrop has a great article regarding how churches can stay on mission as well. Not only is it good for churches, it is also good for individuals: How to stay on mission.
Lastly, this is an interesting article on the question of whether or not authenticity has trumped holiness in churches: Has authenticity trumped holiness?
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