Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thus & Such, Vol. 18

1. What's the future of the internet?  Forget websites.  Think stream of consciousness.  This guy has some very interesting thoughts, and I think he might be on to something.

2. "We are accustomed to standing within the political and cultural mainstream, comfortable in an America that shared much of our moral worldview.  Those days are over."  Albert Mohler talks about why the evangelical influence in America is waning, and how it won't be long until it is gone altogether.

3. Break the law?  Have a problem with the government?  It won't be long until they send their robots to come and get you.  Actually, it's happening already.  Great!  Who's next?  People who openly and publicly disagree with elected officials?  Hmm, what's that noise?  Sounds like a black helicopter...or the robots.

4. A lot has been said in recent years about the mass exodus of children from the church by the time they reach college.  Depending on the study you read, you'll find that at least 70% of kids who claim to be Christians deny their faith when they leave home.  Just as many solutions have been offered, most of which are bad, focusing on how we need to make church cool and relevant for kids to want to come.  That's a bunch of hogwash.  But this guy gives some good thought to the issue of why these kids leave (because they were never Christians in the first place), and takes a look at some of the specific issues surrounding the problem.  All parents should read this article.

5. The Lenten season starts tomorrow.  Want a free devotional for the season?  Here you go.

6. Finally, if you read my blog at all, you know that I've got an appreciation for church signs - particularly those church signs that are painfully bad.  Here's one that I saw in my neighborhood this morning (click to enlarge).  Makes me want to go to that church and be a Christian!

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