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Quick Hits of the Week

    1. Agree. The church should be engaging the world in a way that is relevant to their lives. Religion and theology shouldn’t get in the way.
    2. Agree. Every church should be striving for improved excellence in their ministry, not accepting less by throwing things together at the last minute or allowing volunteers to serve in areas where they are not gifted. This is a big pet peeve of mine.
    3. Agree. You can’t reach the world if you spend every night at church. The church needs to be equipped and available to serve and minister to those around it.
    4. Eh. The idea that Christians universally support one political party or platform was never really true and has grown less so over the last decade. We each have been formed differently and are moved by different kinds of pain and injustice. We should each follow those ways that God has called us, while finding common ground with each other in the church. (And your decision to not vote doesn’t disqualify you from speaking about this country’s leadership. You should always be free to speak out about your government, and anyone saying otherwise is being embarrassingly stupid.)

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick Hits of the Week

Quick Hits of the Week

  • So, here’s an interesting factoid everyone needs to be aware of: When debt is forgiven, the tax-man notices. If you or somebody you know settles a credit card (or department store, etc.) debt for less than what was owed, the difference is considered to be income. Tax forms are filed, and it has to be declared. Read the article completely, it covers the basics, but there are a couple additional you should take away. First, any debt settlement or bankruptcy paperwork should be filed in an easy to find location and kept forever. Also, since the IRS has tremendous power to mess with your life, take care of them as quickly as possible.
  • Teller (of Penn & Teller) reveals his secrets. This is a great article by a great magician that’s ostensibly about magic, but is actually about deception. Teller’s seven principles can apply to any field where selective truth is exploited (I’m sure I don’t need to help you generate such a list), and it’s good for us to be aware of them. No one likes to be lied to, except when the trick is really cool.
  • I’m sorry, but I have to share this. I’d like to link it without comment, but that’s not really possible. I mean, she’s baptizing a freaking monkey. All I could do was watch and boggle. Wow. I suppose it could have been worse. She could have been Jewish.

March 8, 2012 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment