In a feature reminiscent of my childhood in which Sunday supper consisted of a smorgasbord of leftovers and a random assortment of other foods, I bring you an assortment of random items of interest from the past week.
I read an article this week about electronic tipping and the effect it has on increasing the standard tip. This was interesting because I am one of those who are manipulated by guilt. I don’t want to be the guy that doesn’t tip well or I feel bad about the mess my kids make. As a result, I tend to over-tip. What are your thoughts on this trend in electronic tipping or tipping in general?
In another helpful article about marriage called Submission Isn’t a One Way Street, John MacArthur does an excellent job of explaining biblical submission. You should read it, but here’s a sample: “In Scripture, submission among believers is a two-way street. And when that rule is violated, it affects everyone on the road. While God’s Word commands submission within His design for the family, it’s a mutual submission between the husband and wife, one that seeks to put each other first (Philippians 2:3). That kind of submission is a far cry from the caricature of oppressive husbands and timid wives that the world mocks and despises.”
“God wants you to have something far better than riches and gold, and that is helpless dependence on Him.” – Hudson Taylor. I found that quote in an excellent article asking the question: Are You Weak Enough for God to Use You?
Does Calvinism Discourage Evangelism? An excellent question and a well written article explaining the scriptural and historical connection between election and evangelism.
Here are a couple of (very different) thought provoking parenting articles. First, 7 Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting talks about the increased paranoia in society toward unsupervised children. Second, Check Your Investments encourages us to prioritize the spiritual disciplines and qualities we want to see in our children.
Thom Rainer offers a brief list of Six Ways Millennials Are Educating Their Churches Theologically.
“[W]hat if we saw the ‘one anothers’ in Scripture as imperatives (commands from Christ), essential to real Christianity, and not re-categorize them as suggestions, conveniences, and when-you-get-around-to-its?” – from Who Can You ‘One Another’ Today?
Enjoy this random collection of stuff and be sure to let me know what you’ve been reading or watching that is interesting, enjoyable or helpful.