Sunday, November 29, 2009

Season of Caring

These are not the happy images of children we usually think of at Christmas time. They are common images of children around the world. This photoblog shows pictures of just a few of the world's impoverished children. "Twenty years after the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, multitudes of children across the globe are still suffering from poverty, abuse, and disease."

Such images usually make us look away and think about something else. While I can't change the future of every child on the planet, through World Vision, I can touch at least one. Consider child sponsorship this Christmas.

Another way to help address poverty in the world is to provide a means of making a living for the poor. World Vision's Gift Catalogue enables you to buy things like a goat or chickens to help the poor make a living. Our family just bought a goat. Consider doing the same.

When Your Child Is Disobedient

Z offers a list of 10 things to remember when your child is disobedient. It is a short, simple profound list for parents to ponder.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Perfect Interview Test

Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon, authors of I Hate People!, have figured out a quick way to interview job candidates. The solution is easy: watch how they cross the street. I find myself to be a "wader."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

15 Google Interview Questions to Make You Feel Stupid

Here are the kinds of questions you might be asked if you try to get a job with Google...

Be the Church?

I've long heard the statement "Don't go to church; be the church." Jeff Purswell has written an article showing why this is not good theology. "Now, despite the element of truth (God's people are the church), there are all kinds of things wrong with this statement. But behind the words is obviously someone's disappointment (and possibly disillusionment) with organized Christianity. And although I'd guess that many Christians would reject this false choice, their attitude to Sunday gatherings of the church may reveal a similar apathy."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Is Church Going to the Dogs?

Al Mohler wrote on an Associate Press article about American churches developing special services for congregants and their dogs. The story, reported by Gillian Flaccus, begins with Rev. Tom Eggebeen of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Faced with an aging and declining congregation, the pastor decided to do something innovative — he started a service for both people and dogs, “Canines at Covenant.” Dr. Mohler's comments are helpful in the discussion of the topic.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Guardian Angels

Randy Alcorn has written a great deal about heaven. On his website this week he addresses this question: Do you believe in guardian angels? He answers in the affirmative.

Stand By Me

This is a nice little video. The producers went around the world and recorded the song as performed by an international contingent of people.