Every guy who played basketball has dreamed it. This kid did it:
Christianity? Nope. Maybe in days gone by, but not these days.
Islam? Growing fast, but not America’s favorite.
“Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humility of its God.” – Bruce Shelly, Church History in Plain Language
HT: Zach Nielsen
Ligon Duncan, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, recently posted how he would like people, especially his congregation, to pray for him. I think the list is so good, I covet anyone doing the same for me. So here it is…feel free to pray these things for me as often as you like:
In Texas there is a football coach knows how to integrate his faith into his sport. Rick Reilly’s recent ESPN the Magazine article features a recent decision Hogan made before a game. Go ahead, click on the link and read the article; it’s worth your time.
Wanting to know more about this coach and this school I found the school’s website. Faith Christian School of Grapevine is the school and here is the stated purpose of their athletic program:
The purpose of the athletic program at Faith Christian School is to develop and graduate authentic Christian leaders. In addition to developing personal character, sportsmanship, and athletic ability, student athletes are encouraged to give their best effort and learn the vital life skills so readily acquired in athletics. In victory or defeat, students are taught to demonstrate grace, humility, and dignity.
When it comes to Kurt Warner as a player, his football career has been better than a movie script.
To read more, click HERE.
This pic from a friend of a friend of a friend:
My good friend and New Testament scholar Ray Van Neste, writes:
My friend Phil Eyster at Eagle Projects International just posted this photo sent to him from a friend in a Muslim country. You can see the blood covering the streets after the Festival of Sacrifice last week. As we approach Christmas it is good to be reminded that we are celebrating the coming of the One who takes away sin, the one “who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” (Hebrews 9:14).
Christmas is the great missions story as God the Son crosses cultural barriers to redeem for Himself a people. May our celebrations indicate this truth.