links to 5 helpful posts

1. What’s Going On? The Day Motown Got Woke

“We can’t sing ‘moon and June’ songs any longer. And like Marvin Gaye, we may find ourselves simultaneously in a social and spiritual awakening.”

2. Our Father in Heaven – Matthew 6.9

“Unlike this clear focus on God in prayer, popular Christian prayers tend to pray focus on the needs of the person praying.”

3. The Wilderness of Judea: The Ultimate Getaway

“The places pilgrims come to see today show centuries of scars from the ruins and reconstructions of many faiths and peoples. But in the Wilderness of Judea, one can see what the ancients saw.”

4. Young Leaders: Who Will Replace Eugene Peterson and Other Giants We’ve Lost?

“So what does it take to cultivate a voice that has depth? What would it take for you to nurture a voice that speaks meaning into the lives of others during your lifetime, and perhaps beyond?”

5. New Social Security phone scams are so convincing they might even fool you

“… watch out for fraudsters that are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s official 1-800 number.”