Well, we did it. We made it through this Christmas without a major national brouhaha erupting about a not-holy-enough red cup, banned lyrics at a school play, or a scandalously-placed manger scene. So let’s keep it going, shall we? Let’s resolve to go through the coming year determined not to be so easily offended anymore.…
via I’m Offended! By Easily-Offended Christians — New Small Church
**I particularly endorse the last two paragraphs:
Let’s get outraged on behalf of the poor, the orphans, the widows, the abused, the refugees and the outcasts.
Jesus got angry. But he used it surgically. He used it when people attacked others, not when they attacked him. And he told us to do the same.
You know things are changing, but the real questions is how quickly and how deeply. Well, the change is pretty fast and pretty deep. In fact, unless you’re under 25, the world into which you’re born doesn’t really exist anymore. You may have heard of the the Beloit College Mindset list. It comes out every year and…
via 10 Things That Demonstrate The World You Grew Up In No Longer Exists — Carey Nieuwhof
It turned out that I was the person responsible for the technical difficulties, and the fact that I am posting this (and you are able to read it) would indicate that I have extricated myself from them.
And, you were saved from a lot of coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Stand by for more posts, and happy New Year.