Morning Mashup 08/28

IMB to Make Cuts – The International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is planning to cut as many as 800 positions “for the sake of short-term financial responsibility and long-term stability.”

Donald Trump Plans Meeting with “Evangelical Leaders” – I am seriously starting to wonder just how fluid the term “evangelical” actually is. One of the evangelical leaders to meet with Trump is Paula White. Paula White…an evangelical. My head is spinning.

Darryl Dawkins Dies at 58 – Sad to see the passing of this great basketball legend.

Ashley Madison and the Death of Monogamy – Albert Mohler: ““Life is short,” said Ashley Madison. “Have an affair.” The Sexual Revolution continues, aided and abetted by modern technology. And with that revolution comes hurt and pain beyond calculation, but our sex-obsessed culture proudly denies the obvious, and moves on.”

“My Pastor is on the Ashley Madison List” – For some churches across the world, this will be a true statement. Where are these pastors and churches to go from here? Ed Stetzer offers helpful advice.

A Coalition of Dust Bunnies – Once again, Douglas Wilson does the job of challenging my thinking. Like, this article really challenged my thinking.

Congregationalism Doesn’t Stop at 8 PM – Sam Emadi: “One of the great benefits of congregational polity is that it forces congregations to remember that taking responsibility for other Christians isn’t just something good for you like eating your vegetables—it’s what makes you a church. Congregationalism means the whole congregation oversees the whole life of the church, all the time.”

The Shrug that Scares Me to Death – I stand in full agreement with Trevin Wax’s horror at the apathy of so many with regard to the Planned Parenthood videos.

Organic Food, Essential Oils, and the Gospel of Grace – “If we find our conversations continually revolving around our current pet issue, it’s time to ask whether that issue has become too important in our lives. If we’re constantly passing others information about the way we eat, treat illness, or school our kids, a red flag should be raised in our minds about what we’re really putting our hope in.”

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance. –C.S. Lewis


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