Sunday Supper May 3, 2015

 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.

 What Diversity Matters? Great thoughts on diversity in the church.

 “Someone once said that ‘98.4% of statistics are made up on the spot.’ Though statistics seem trustworthy, they must be understood within a context that isn’t always so obvious.” – wise words on the careful use of statistics by Paul Seger.

“The church is designed as a place for God’s children to function as a family, united in heart and purpose.” – Living on Mission through Biblical Community

“It is highly unusual to hear church members say that they don’t desire their churches to be obedient to the Great Commission. And most church members do desire to see their churches grow – until the growth affects them. It is at that point they can become disillusioned and critical.” – Seven Reasons Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Churches to Grow

I Can Do All Things – an excellent treatment of a frequently misquoted verse

Al Mohler reflects on issues of religious liberty in this excellent article.

“I could be the best disciple or pastor, and God still owes me nothing. In fact, the opposite is true: I owe God everything. It’s a privilege just to serve him.” – God Owes Me Nothing

Why We Don’t Keep Secrets in Our House – very helpful thoughts on child abuse prevention.

 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.

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