Powerful grahics showing how a few large companies own almost everything.
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It is sometimes hard as parents to get a response beyond “Good” when you ask your kids how school was that day. This article has some great questions to ask instead.
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One of my favourite skits from Saturday Night Live. Great advice on money.
In the things we agree on Unity, the things we disagree on Liberty but it all things Love. In all things LOVE! We seem to be missing this last one when I read articles like this one in Rolling Stone.
This is not the time or place for a debate on pro or against LGBT lifestyle but a challenge for those of us who claim to be part of Christian Faith to actual live out the things we sing, talk about and read in scripture.
When I read this article and heard that this Christian mother said this to her daughter
“I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,”
This is speaking death to someone. The Bible is clear about the tongue and its power. The lifelong destruction by the words of these parents in this article so lack any conversation of hope, mercy and grace. It seems crazy that we have Christians kicking their kids out of their houses then other churches or organizations might be helping the same kids when they are on the street.
For those of us who work with youth this seems to be a growing conversation. Teens and Young Adults hurt and broken by the conversations and language used by parents, leaders and other Christians.
This articles leaves me with a weird feeling of great sadness mixed with great anger.
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“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
Francois Anguste Rene Chateaubriand: From the book Called by Kary Oberbrunner
This article is a fascinating look at how social media can be so easily manipulated.
Zilla van den Born devised the scheme to show that Facebook posts and status updates are not accurate and we filter what we show on social media
She posted her faked photos on Facebook, saying that her goal was to ‘prove how common and easy it is for people to distort reality’
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We should say to a world where men are acting like boys, “Act like men.”
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One of the reasons many churches struggle is they’re not a friendly place for men.
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“Group Involvement Impacts People’s Daily Lives
As part of our research for Transformational Groups, we surveyed regular group attenders and non-group attenders about their daily spiritual lives—specifically, the time they spend outside of church and church-related activities. Here are some highlights as they concern spiritual disciplines:
- 67% of regular group attenders read their Bible regularly versus only 27% among non-group members.
- 64% of regular group attenders pray for their church and/or church leaders regularly. Only 30% of non-group attenders do.
- 82% of group attenders pray for fellow Christians versus 54% of non-group attenders.
- 79% of group attenders confess sins to God and ask forgiveness. 54% of non-group attenders do this.”
Check out the rest of this blog. Some really great thoughts here. I loved the idea about assessing your groups to see how they are actually doing
“Impactful groups require more than just attendance; they require a plan.”
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