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Links To Make You Think

on Links

Fascinating story about Ronald Reagan and some of the origins of his thought. This is awesome. A chat program using ultrasonic frequency that leaves it untraceable. The most popular passive aggressive notes of 2013. Some funny stuff there. Here is a running list of what we the people know the NSA can do. Worth reviewing…

Links to make you think...

The most corrupt nation(s) in the world: Somalia, North Korea & Afghanistan. There is much to like about the new pope. Apparently he sneaks out at night in normal priest clothes to minister to the homeless. 9marks on the errors of the prosperity gospel. Particularly important: the atonement isn't about poverty nor is prayer…

Poverty & Relationships

on faith, poverty

“Relationship is not a program or activity, an after thought, or an add-on. The basic unit in any society is not individuals, but people in relationships. When “people in relationships” is fractured, or broken, or exclusion happens, then that is poverty and oppression.” ~Dr. Jayakumar Christian, Director of World Vision India…

Links To Make You Think

on faith, tech, culture

Before They Pass Away is a beautiful photo project exploring some of the most remote tribes. Equal parts stirring & moving. This is a fun travel story. I'd love to do something like this (get away somewhere for a month with just what's in your pockets). Youversion is making a Bible app for kids that…

A Typical Sunday

on faith, community, life

I don't write much about our work "in community". Mostly the time is always somewhat the same. While not mundane or ordinary by any means, this sameness would lend itself to the same post over and over again. Also there is a very real human element: in many of the encounters we have we don't…

Links To Make You Think

on Links, faith, history, tech

Siegfried & Roy, 10 years later. Fascinating article if you remember anything about the tiger attack. Richard Beck on 1 Corinthians 12 specifically exploring the relationship between honor/shame and unity/division. Crazy and long article about the zombie undergroundin Haiti. And when I say crazy I mean it. The story of the shutdown of…

Reporting Back From East Africa

on travel, mission, report, east africa

I arrived back to Cape Town a week ago after 3 weeks in East Africa. It's a joy to be back with my girls as I really miss them when I have to travel without them. I'm incredibly grateful to everyone that prayed & thought of all of us while I was on the road…