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This is a list of recent blog posts which I found interesting. That I found them interesting doesn't mean that I necessarily agree with or endorse all of the ideas presented in the posts, but that I found them to be thought-provoking. They may benefit you as you prayerfully consider your area of shepherding and stewardship, which has been given to you in trust by the Lord. (They are listed in no particular order of interest.) Please post your comments to discuss any article that strikes your interest. If you have any recent blog posts that you would like to nominate, please send the link and your reasons for nominating that post to .
This is an interesting article that laments the abuse which is growing in the "adoption" business. Kathryn Joyce notes the need for adoption, points out specifically that Baptists, and Southern Baptists in particular, are answering the call to adopt children, and then delves into the abuses that stem from a growing demand for "orphans." My perspective remains unchanged: homeless children need a home. Sick people who go scouting orphans in order to have a product to deliver upon the demand of a motivated "Christian" market are still the sick people, not the helpful believers who provide homes for those kids. I am all for removing corruption. Make adoption free and this problem goes away over night. Folks living in Kamloops, especially Christians, need not be overly concerned by Joyce's perspective. There are 1,200 kids in BC that need a good home. Now, go adopt!
I posted this article earlier in the week, but it is worth posting again. I can't help but read this poor girl's plight about not knowing what to say to her friend, and I think to myself, "Goodness, just don't be an atheist! There's so much evidence out there that points to the reality of God that there is no need for you to consign yourself to a miserable fate that ends in hell." I wonder what the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought would think about this article. Do atheists really think that "just being there," and "this was about her, not me" is a fully reasoned response?
Canadian "Right-to-die" advocates picked up steam this week with the release of a video of a noted physician who advocated for assisted suicide. Holland legalized it first, and guess what's happening: more and more people are killing themselves. This type of law is counter to everything that is true of us from the Creator's perspective. Only the One who gives life can take life, and we should never permit ourselves the freedom to end our own life. Besides, there is always hope in Jesus Christ. This issue will continue to gain momentum in Kamloops, but the stats are clear: if the door is opened to euthanaisa, it gets pretty popular pretty quick. Just look at the Dutch.
“God gave me you to be my miracle. That’s the banner over our relationships in the church. God performs the miracle of our growth in godliness through people — Holy-Spirit-filled people in our lives and churches.”
I quite agree: “It never ceases to amaze me that algebra is required in school but personal finance is not. We desperately need to hear what the Bible says about personal finance.”
“As children return to school this fall and sign up for a new year’s worth of extracurricular activities, parents should keep one question in mind. Whether your kid loves Little League or gymnastics, ask the program organizers this: ‘Which kids get awards?’ If the answer is, ‘Everybody gets a trophy,’ find another program.”
Ryan Levi posted this on Facebook, and it's a simple reminder that we need to grow closer in our relationships with each other and deeper in our love for each other. As Bridge Baptist Church celebrates our 5 Year Anniversary, it's a time to reflect. Do we feel more love for each other, or are our hearts growing cold?