I became aware of the Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A sandwich rivalry last Saturday. It was too late to make the Satur-deja Vu but the memes were fun while it lasted. So what really happened? Popeye’s did not run out of chicken. They had set up a line of supply they thought would satisfy demand, which they considered optimistic, through the end of September. The public response to the social media war surpassed all expectations and they were not prepared to meet that kind of demand. They never ran out of chicken but lines were long, shortages were widespread, and employees were working long hours and overtime in every location. Click here to read the real full story of how the decision made at the corporate office (in Miami by the way) to shut it down. It wasn’t as much of a decision as a realization. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to share. Here’s what this writer has been reading:
9 Marks offers tips on leading the church in a healthy direction. Read them here.
Tim Challies is doing a series on the holiness of God.
- Part 1: The Holiness of God and the Existence of Hell
- Part 2: The Just Wrath of a Holy God
- Part 3: God’s Mercy and God’s Wrath Meet at the Cross
Ray Ortland suggests that small talk has a place in ministry. While I agree, I’m not totally sure that’s what happened in Acts 10:27. Read The Astonishing Amiability and see what you think.
If you don’t know Tim Hawkins you’re really missing out. All seriousness aside, let’s watch this and share a smile. I’ll see you all next Wednesday at a Chick-fil-A near you (unless you live in Boston).
Below is Tim’s original Chick-fil-A song, with a special Truet & Dan Cathy verse. Continue reading
Thousands of conservatives protested JC Penny when they announced that Ellen DeGeneres would be their new spokesperson. (If you recall, I cited the ridiculousness of such a boycott). In light of Christians calling on others in their ranks to boycott Disney, JC Penny, or (retailer of the week) for supporting gay marriage we should not be surprised that gay and lesbian groups are calling for organized boycotts against Chick-fil-A for their public stance on supporting the family.
Please read this article, published by Denny Burk, titled Chick-fil-A and the Irony of the Tolerance Policy. I will offer a couple of excerpts but strongly encourage reading the original piece. Continue reading