Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Monday Challenge 7.15.13

Here are six articles I found challenging in the past week. As you read, do your best to reflect.  I call this “Monday Challenge” so that there is a built in piece that gives the reader space not just to read another article, but instead to think.  What does this piece have to bear on my life? I challenge you to think through these pieces.  I’ll be by Friday with a feature on the one that is read the most.

Link of the Week

If you read only one article this week, read this one.  I wish every paper in the country (world!) would share this.  E-mail it to your local paper and ask them to print it in their op-ed section.  It’s about civility in the gay marriage debate.  We are much in need of it!

The Christian Faith

1. How well do you wear the title “sinner”? Do you like it when others use the title to refer to themselves? These are some helpful thoughts on the topic.

Question: Is it wrong to talk about the law? Our sin? Does talking about our sin point people to or away from Jesus?

2. Want revival in your church, community, etc? Here are four pillars of revival from a beautiful time past.

Question: What if your local community was largely defined by this type of thinking and action? One year ago, a group from our church was in Haiti and experienced this type of revival (sustained revival) in their land. Lord, do it here!

3. If you read a second article this week, make it this one!  Just kidding, of course.  This article has 12 fantastic ways to preserve Christian unity.

Question: Which ones challenge you the most? Which ones are really the most difficult and why?

News Correction

This short video of Brian Williams correcting a mistake NBC made is hilarious.

Question: Can you readily admit your mistakes?


This study shows that self-awareness peaks during the teen years inside someone’s brain. I’d love to see the numbers compared to some adults.

Question: Without a study, how much are you self-aware? Is it a good thing if the amount of our self-awareness is diminishing over time?

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