this went thru my mind


Color: True Colors: What Your Brand Colors Say About Your Business

“Studies have shown that a products color influences 60 to 80 percent of a customer’s purchasing decision …”

Gun control: * The Aurora Debacle by Ben Witherington; * God, Guns, and Guts by Roger Olson; * Commenters Debate Guns, ‘What If’ by Todd Leopold; * Maintaining Sanity in an Insane World by Paul Smith

* “The typical arguments for lax gun control laws no longer hold any water at all. But let’s listen to them one more time.”

* “I have been told that up to half of all adults in some parts of the country carry concealed weapons (licensed or not). My question is whether it is time for Christians to speak out openly from pulpits and pages (of Christian publications) about our obviously increasing gun culture and culture of violence. Is this a subject for sermons? I think it is.”

* “If only there had been someone else with a gun there to stop him. Because nothing is safer than having multiple gunmen in a dark, crowded theater full of panicky people running around.”

“This should not be a debate over guns. What it needs to be is a discussion over morality and the depths of depravity to which our culture has sunk.”

Money, power, property & church: * Physical Churches: Do They Matter Anymore? by Jeremy John; * The Drain on Church Power by Terry Rush

* “Micah Bales asked a deep question. He suggests that the wealth in property we’ve inherited is hindering our work for social justice. … He asks, ‘What would happen if we put the movement of the Spirit ahead of property management?'”

* “The church is at its best relying on God’s grace-provision.  Each passing of the plate is to transfer cash into grace. Dependence is the issue at stake. … When money is the assumed strength of the church, God’s power is drained.”

Parenting: 5 Tips on Talking to Kids About Scary News by Sasha Emmons

“We talked to Dr. Paul Coleman, author of How to Say It to Your Child When Bad Things Happen, to find out the best ways to talk to kids about disturbing images and event.”

Preaching: Why Should a Pastor Preach Through Whole Books of the Bible? by Brian Croft

“Your people should be growing in their love and knowledge of God’s Word.  They should be learning how to better read their own Bibles.  As I experienced yesterday, they should be growing less afraid of the hard, difficult passages nobody would choose to preach. So are they?”

Reading & study: Pastors: Fight for the Time to Read! by Justin Taylor

“He is inspired, and yet he wants books! He has been preaching for at least thirty years, and yet he wants books! He had seen the Lord, and yet he wants books!”

World population: Beyond 7 Billion by Kenneth Weiss

“The world population is currently estimated to be: 7,028,146,971.”

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