Best of the Web for Week 2 of 2009

  • tags: no_tag

    • Fewer than half of all adults can name the four gospels.
    • According to 82 percent of Americans, ‘God helps those who help themselves,’ is a Bible verse.
    • Those identified as born-again Christians did better–by one percent.
    • Another survey of graduating high school seniors revealed that over 50 percent thought that Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife.
    • This is on our watch. What can we pastors do about it? Here are a few obvious ideas.
  • tags: babies, parenting

  • tags: sin, jesus, christ, christianity

    • We don’t really want to give it up. We think we do, which is why we pray about it, but in reality the only thing we want to give up are its consequences.
    • we derive some benefit from the behavior that we don’t want to give up.
    • Our initial recoiling from the badness of the thing over time can easily spin into the nebulous “I’m not convinced it’s really sinful” category. This is a dangerous place to get.
    • We keep it secret. Some sinful habits don’t seem that bad because there are no outward indicators that we are caught in something. No one can call us on it. This is also a dangerous place to get.
    • The primary reason we stay stuck is that we fail to look to Christ. We know that he died to the pay the penalty for our sin, which, unfortunately, all too often we use as an excuse to indulge just one more day.
  • If this works, it could be a great service…

    tags: amazon, books, movies, bargains, shopping

    • We Watch Your Amazon Wish Lists and will alert you when the price of any item meets your target price. Never miss a bargain again!
  • Apple does it again… ;) (Thanks Tommy)

    tags: macbook, apple

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


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