The Read and Share File

When I heard the SBC would appoint their first ever African-American president I thought “well that’s neat.”  When I learned he mangled a new motorcycle at age 21, later walking down the aisle on crutches… now there’s a guy I can respect.  Read more on Fred Luter’s life in ministry here, via Baptist Press.  

Here’s another story coming out of the SBC convention this week – in something of an ongoing conflict, SBC messengers passed on a resolution on the “sinner’s prayer.”  The headline for the article is worded badly, but the report is excellent.  Full text of the resolution is included.

It’s not nearly short enough for Twitter, but here is the message of the Bible in only 221 words.

The Donald Miller blog is going on hiatus and will return new and improved on August 1st.  Here’s the list of what to expect.

Meanwhile, Tall Skinny Kiwi just changed the appearance of his blog, citing the old look as “boring.”  Check it out, I like it.

I always enjoy getting some classic iMonk, and here’s a collection of original Internet Monk selections from 2005.

I don’t regularly read Mark Driscoll, so thanks to Noel Heikkinen for sharing 11 Practical Ways for Men to Lead a Family.

I didn’t even know there was a .church internet domain; meanwhile, wants to own it.

Did the Supreme Court strike down indecency laws regulating t.v. broadcasts?  No it did not, although the Associated Press initially reported so.  The Court ruled a narrow decision on only the two cases, involving FOX and ABC, that were being considered.  The Court did not overturn the existing laws nor consider constitutionality of the existing FCC regulations.  Full story here.

The Read and Share File

Another busy week for me, resulting in a rather thin Read & Share File.

Have you ever thought about what we can learn from Barabbas?  Michael McKinley has: The Gospel of Barabbas at 9Marks.

Never allow the extraordinary to be thought of as ordinary, Bill Crowder reminds us at Our Daily Bread.

Jesus Is Not Our Boyfriend, an observation made by James Pruch while listening to Contemporary Christian Music.

Tall Skinny Kiwi is back to blogging, recently returning from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany.  Catch up and see what’s he’s doing next.

Just a reminder: what used to be My Other Blog is now SMILE :- D God Loves You. It might be just what you need to make it through the day; like 5 Hour Energy without the annoying $4 price tag.

The graphic below and many others available from Tim Challies.  see for more.