The Read and Share File

Let me begin Read and Share File #4 with a couple of site recommendations.  

I got a request a few months ago to write on the side for the Christian Post.  I’m busy enough doing my own stuff, and honestly did not feel well enough informed to offer a significant contribution.  I have been reading Christian Post on a regular basis, however, and find it an excellent source of current events relating to Christian culture.  You can always find them in the blog roll.

I begin each day listening to Our Daily Bread.  They are in the blog roll under “Useful Links” but I just wanted to say again how this short devotion, along with my first cup of coffee, help me get on the good foot.

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

On Saturday (March 10) Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury will meet together for prayer.  Some are looking for the two leaders to find common ground and possibly resolve tensions between Anglicans and the RCC.  Read the full story at the Christian Post.

Sexual Sin in the Ministry, written by Harry Schaumburg at Desiring God.  Less about pornography and sexual sins than about the real problem, dealing with the mind and heart.

The 9Marks blog has a post on The Beauty of Conversion.

And finally in the news of the bizarre category: Lithuania may build the suicide roller coaster.  Several European countries have legal euthanasia, but this ride is designed to give one last thrill… before it kills you.

The Read and Share File

The Read and Share File is a new feature here at The Master’s Table.  I’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far, let me know what you think.

John Piper asks Why Did God Let Paul Become a Murderer?  This is some heavy theology, give yourself time to take it all in.

Did you give up anything for Lent?  According to Stuff Christians Like the Internet is the most common thing to do without for 40 days.  It’s called a Digital Fast and obviously no one reading this is on one.

So you would think that police in New Orleans would pretty much have their hands full during Mardi Gras.  In addition to everything else going on (I decided not to print a list) Paul Wilkinson shares this story about Hope Church.  They got shut down for giving out coffee and water for free – to parade goers without a permit.  Have you ever seen Mardi Gras?!?  Handing out bottled water, that’s gotta’ stop.

Tim Challies is giving stuff away free stuff every Friday, or at least finding it for us. Here you can download Christian themed March calendar wallpaper.

*For a guy that normally looks like a million dollars, that may be the worst picture of Joel Osteen I’ve ever seen.  Thanks Christian Post.