William Black on manipulation and heresy in the realm of giving.
David Watson on how our model for mission teams may be hurting our efforts. This one was difficult for me to read (being on a somewhat traditional mission team). I’ll give you a brief excerpt: “Traditional missionary teams often represent the worst of the modern mission movement.”
As a kid I was always fascinated with dinosaurs — especially because it sounded like there were a few in the Bible. So, I have to admit… my heart jumped just a little when I found these two articles; I felt like a 5th grader opening up a dinosaur book while making plans to become an archaeologist. NPR covers the same leviathan story here.
Good news for those of us who like coffee. And by “like coffee,” I mean “drink at least five cups a day.” It’s looking as if coffee helps a body fight Alzheimer’s — but two or three cups a day won’t cut it. Me, I usually drink six cups a day.
Goalkeeper is my favorite position to play and to coach. For several teams in the states, I’ve needed to “create” keepers for the teams I was coaching, having no one who’d traditionally played the position. I coached goalkeepers at a university in China, and was also able to play some semi-pro keeper while there in the “middle country.” I’ve had a (very) few chances to stand between the posts here in Tanzania. I’ve found that, all over the world, it takes a “different” kind of athlete to play goalkeeper. In honor of the World Cup, I offer you some reading on the lonely position: