this went thru my mind


Attitude, politics, reasoning & social networking: Facebook: Where Reasoned Political Thought Goes to Die by Ken Mueller [required reading]

“Of the 73 posts that I saw (focusing solely on the presidential race), 70 of them were negative. That’s a whopping 96%. In other words, they were about tearing the ‘other’ candidate down and trying to make him look bad, rather than promoting the ideas and platform of their own chosen candidate. It’s not that you want me to vote for your candidate. You just want to show me that the other candidate is horrible. What’s wrong with this picture? … Facts, schmacts.”

Christ, Church & culture: * After Pietism by Scot McKnight; * 6 Reasons I Love the Church by Ben Reed

* “Tim Keller contends that in the first half of the 20th Century American evangelicalism went pietistic, and by that he means ‘ignore culture and put all stress on conversions and on the spiritual growth of individuals.'”

* “1. It’s messy. … 2. It’s not a formula. … 3. It’s not a bunch of “professionals.” … 4. It’s chaotic. … 5. The work is never done. … 6. We are the bride of Christ.”

Gendercide: The Holocaust Happening Right Under Our Noses by Marian V. Liautaud

“In some countries, hearing “It’s a girl” is no cause for celebration–it’s a death sentence. … The United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of “gendercide,” the deliberate extermination of girls in favor of boys.”

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