Morning (Afternoon?) Mashup

Okay, so maybe I didn’t get Morning Mashup quite finished last night. “Bad blogger!” I know. I got to chill with my five month old son Jude for a little longer than usual this morning, so if that means y’all have to get your Morning Mashup at 1:00, then so be it. Of course, my West Coast friends will be quite pleased to receive their email notification at 10:00 instead of 6:30. You’re welcome, guys! Well, anyway, here is your late Friday edition of Morning Mashup–a mashup of articles for your information, edification, entertainment, and enjoyment.

The New York Times turns 164 – The New York Times was first published on this date in 1851. The Times has celebrated by sharing a digital version of that original and groundbreaking paper. I’m thankful for this publication even when (most often) vehemently disagree with it.

Arabic Baptist Church Fights Confusion, Grasps Evangelism – “White or Arab, English-speakers or not, members of the congregation have the same mission: Evangelizing Middle Tennessee’s Muslims in a language many of them understand.”

Fiorina Was Right – It truly hurts my heart to see so many on the Left willing to fight so hard to see innocent and helpless babies butchered. Technicalities aside, the images Fiorina described Wednesday night are real. How much have the consciences of those on the Left been seared?

Have Evangelicals Who Support Trump Lost Their Values? – Russell Moore’s NY Times op-ed is fantastic. And there is a wonderful reference to The Office where Moore compares Trump to Dwight Schrute. But did Dwight really deserve that?

Six Traits to Look for in a Spouse – “Dream and pray and seek counsel about the characteristics you should be looking for in a potential spouse, and then resolve not to settle for less.”

4 Truths About Hell – “So, what should we think of hell? Is the idea of it really responsible for all the cruelty and torture in the world? Is the doctrine of hell incompatible with the way of Jesus Christ?”

5 Ways to Minister to Women in Crisis – “The bad news is that we’re inadequate. The good news, though, is that Christ is more than adequate to deal with any traumatic situation. It is to him we must point our struggling sister.”

Book Recommendations – If you ever wondered what was on the bookshelves of The Gospel Coalition board and staff, wonder no longer. This resource is awesome.

It is better for us to confess our ignorance than express an unwarranted confidence. –John Stott


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