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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sunspots 584

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Christianity: “A man cannot live one hour a godly life unless by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender, public domain.

Ken Schenck has a post (which does not refer to any particular person or situation) on the pitfalls that may beset church leaders.

Schenck also has an important post on issues Christians disagree on.

A Relevant writer says that it's no wonder that pastors of mega-churches often fall spectacularly, explains why, and says that it's also the fault of the rest of that church.

Relevant says that more Christians were killed for their faith last year than in any year in modern history.

Education: (And computing) NPR reports that students who use computers (and tablets) in college classrooms get somewhat lower grades on tests. (The test grading was automated, so there wasn't teacher bias during grading.)

Health: Listverse reports on 10 facts about the human skeleton.

Wired reports that experiencing racism threatens health.

Archaeologists are learning more about the Philistines (Goliath and Delilah were Philistines), but still don't know where they came from, according to National Public Radio.

Do you think that pink has always been a girl's color? Think again.

Politics: Wired says that some areas are un-paving roads, as a way of saving money, and of making terrible paved roads into not-so-bad un-paved ones.

Relevant says that the new UK Prime Minister is a committed Christian. God help her.

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FancyHorse said...

I was out of town last week and didn't use my computer. I am reading last week's Sunspots tonight. The quote by Andrew Murray is truth, but I'm afraid I often forget it.

A good article on essentials of Christian faith. The sovereignty of God Almighty and the atoning, sacrificial death of Christ for our sins and His resurrection are two that I consider vital.

American churches should talk more about and pray for the persecuted Church and modern martyrs.

My mother-in-law used to say that pink used to be a boys' color, and I found it hard to believe. I'm sorry I doubted her!

There are many unpaved roads in the rural counties of Alabama; I didn't know they were ahead of their time! Ha ha!
Interesting that Britains' new Prime Minister is a Christian. I hadn't heard that.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks for your faithful reading, and commenting!