Morning Mashup 07/29

A mashup of articles for your information, edification, entertainment, and enjoyment.

How the Planned Parenthood Videos Set Off a Renewed Wave of Activism on Abortion – Sarah Pullman Bailey observes the rise in the number and volume of voices speaking out against abortion in light of the release of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos.

Slaying the Abortion Giant – I love reading Joe Rigney. He poetically describes the Planned Parenthood videos as the foundational stones we must give flight to so we may slay the giant of abortion. Think honestly and deeply about the five ways he gives for us to slay this giant.

She’s Having a Fetus – What if women used the euphemisms of Planned Parenthood to talk about their pregnancies?

Planned Parenthood Tells Reporters to Suppress Coverage – Sean Davis at The Federalist writes: “How bad is the baby organ trafficking story for Planned Parenthood? So bad that the nation’s largest abortion provider has hired a pricey PR firm to bully media outlets into not covering the scandal.”

Culpable Ignorance – With the release of the videos showing Planned Parenthood’s practices and abortion for what they are. With that in mind, Denny Burk writes, “If we haven’t seen the images or heard the grisly stories, it’s not because we had no opportunity. It’s because we are choosing not to look.”

Cecile Richards is Right – Discerning article that carefully probes to the heart of the problem with Planned Parenthood.

Seven Facts About Abortion in America – Important facts about the reality of abortion and the views of Americans toward it.

Can Hipster Christianity Save Churches from Decline? – Brett McCracken wonderfully analyzes the hipster church movement. His assessment is spot on.

Southern Seminary Student, Father of 4 Killed in Crash – My heart weeps and grieves for the family of Wade Stephenson. Bob Kauflin also wrote this great piece on how a church continues to meet in the wake of tragedy. You can support Becca Stephenson and her four children with GoFundMe. They have already raised over $40,000 since July 24.

Tom Brady Suspension Upheld – Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension and evidence released that Brady destroyed cell phone. It’s not looking good for one of my favorite QBs.

Preachers should be something like a clear glass through which people can see a gospel-changed soul in such a way that they want it too, and so that they get a sense of God’s presence as well. –Tim Keller


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