I’m not big on lists that attempt to solve problems. Nor am I comfortable with the way we think of worship as being solely what we do on Sunday mornings. And I don’t agree with everything in this list. But despite all of that, there are some very good points made by this Donald Whitney guy in this article. It’s worth a read if you suspect there could be some improvement in your church’s Sunday gatherings.
As long as I’m posting lists, here’s another. You know that it’s my opinion we’ve studied the Bible to death in churches of Christ — and I’m sure other groups are guilty as well. So I don’t accept that an inadequate education program is what’s wrong with our churches today. We possess far more knowledge than our obedience would suggest. But, again, there are some good ideas in this essay.
39% of those participating in this recent Pew study believe marriage is indeed becoming obsolete. 41% of babies born in 2008 were born to unmarried mothers. And in recent years there’s been a 10% increase in marriages in which the women is taller than the man. If that last statistic isn’t a sure sign that marriage as an institution is crumbling, I don’t know what is.
That’s how much time is collectively spent on Facebook each month. Each month. That’s 1.3 million years every month. Every month.
No, Holly, green bean casserole was not served at the first Thanksgiving meal. Nor was it introduced to Pilgrims by native Americans. Rather, it was invented by a Campbell’s Soup employee in 1955 — in an effort to sell canned cream soup and french fried onions. I’d say the soup company was successful in this venture.
I’m going to admit to, and demonstrate, my inner nerd. But I’m going to, at the same time, blame David Robinson for my addiction to Settlers. I am no longer addicted to the board game, but there was a time (while living in the U.S.) when my friends and I would play at least 8 or 10 times a week. And I’d be really interested in seeing a raise of hands by everyone who picked up the Catan bug directly (or indirectly) from David Robinson. [I know I’ve introduced at least 40-50 people to what is probably the best board game in history.] Oh, and this article was written by a writer from ESPN — isn’t that strange? Talk about a German strategy game going mainstream….
So a beekeeper wants to protect his hives from a local honey-loving bear. What else should he do but rig a shotgun with a tripwire? But it wasn’t the bear who tripped the wire.