This edition of Morning Mashup is coming to you from the Atlantic Coast. It was hard to finish this post with a view like the one above right in front of me. Is there anything more beautiful than a sunrise at the beach? However, there were some really interesting articles and one really fun compilation of maps that were too good to let pass. So, as I go down to enjoy the sun, beach, and ocean, I’ll let you guys peruse the following links at your own discretion. But as my buddy, John Calvin, says below, I will try not to enjoy the gift of this mini vacation above the Author of all that I see.
The Pope and the Precipice – Ross Douthat, a conservative Catholic, writes on the Catholic doctrine of papal infallibility, the future of the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, and the inevitable action weighing on conservative Catholic shoulders.
On Halloween, Don’t Be that Parent – Dan Darling gives some practical advice to Christian parents on Halloween.
When Dad Doesn’t Disciple the Kids – Jen Wilkin with some encouraging words for the wife of the believing father guilty of spiritual absenteeism who desires both to honor her husband and spiritually equip her children. Sadly, this post is very necessary for many wives and mothers.
Pastor, Why Not Visit Their Workplace? – Greg Forster contends, “[Your congregants] visit you in your workplace regularly. Why not visit them in theirs?”
Point People to Christ – San Francisco Giants executive, Bobby Evans, says, “You want your life to point people to Christ.”
Forgotten Providence – After recently teaching this doctrine, I can wholeheartedly agree with the concerns of this writer when she says, “We seem to have moved past needing to talk about God’s providence—we’re quite sophisticated these days.”
ERLC Conference – The 2014 ERLC Conference begins today. It features excellent speakers on many important topics, some absolutely crucial for the church and Southern Baptist life. If you have time, check it out via livestream.
25 Maps that Describe America – This is a really cool compilation of maps that describe America in different ways. Have fun with this one!
For nothing is more preposterous than to enjoy the very remarkable gifts that attest the divine nature within us, yet to overlook the Author who gives them to us at our asking. –John Calvin