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Nuff Said: Son of Hamas, Elders as Disciple Makers, Hipster Quitter, Caveats to the #IceBucketChallenge, the new face of the IMB,

Nuff Said is an eclectic collection of articles from the web that grabbed my attention. In this post: Matt Damon, David Platt, Hamas and hipsters. Intrigued?

Nuff said: Majestic Hotel, smartphones and sleep, church signs, church history, imperialist Christian missionaries

The Majestic Hotel burned Over the weekend, the renowned Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas burned. It had been closed, shuttered up, since 2006, in desperate need of renovation and repairs. No one stepped up to do so, and in… Continue Reading →

A Strategic Look at the Faith of France’s Youth

This is the third part in a continuing series on the Youth of Western Europe, with a focus on France. See below for links to the first two parts of this series. The political animosity of France seems not only… Continue Reading →

The Youth of Western Europe: Historical Background to a Lost Faith

This is the second part of a series that is focusing on the youth of western Europe. The series is subtitled Ignorant Heirs of a Reformation and focuses on the youth of France. HISTORICAL Known for its rich history and… Continue Reading →

The Youth of Western Europe: Ignorant Heirs of the Reformation

The following is a series that was formerly created as a paper for the Perspectives class. I went through training to be a coordinator for this excellent, missions-intensive seminar, and we were required to write a paper upon completion. I… Continue Reading →

Review: “Radical”

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt This little book can destroy your way of life as an American. If you’ve embraced “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as yours by right, then you… Continue Reading →

Review: The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun Even before I was able to read this dynamic account of Brother Yun’s life as a Chinese pastor and underground church leader, my book was… Continue Reading →

Jet lag, packing, and after glow

We arrived back in Monticello at 2 a.m. on Wednesday from our trip to Poland. Fortunately, I drooled on the plane from Charlotte to Little Rock, so I was semi well-rested. Our car was packed with my family, Tracy, Becca… Continue Reading →

Sunday in Krakow

Sunday night in many ways was a fulfilling completion to our trip to Krakow, Poland. As we were preparing to worship at Compass International Christian Fellowship with our hosts and their families, it delighted us to see several members of… Continue Reading →

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