Friday’s Fantastic Five! 8.30

FridayFantasticFiveIt Is the Price of Citizenship? An Elegy for Religious Liberty in America – Al Mohler
Mohler looks at several recent trends and court cases that show religious liberty on an increasingly steep decline. In order to participate in society, religious individuals will be asked to violate their conscience and check their beliefs at the door.

When the Popular Youth Pastor Gets Arrested Again – Scott Slayton
Scott tells the story of Matt Pitt who founded a Birmingham outreach called “The Basement”. Matt has now been arrested twice, raising questions about his wildly “successful” ministry to teens and what true faithfulness looks like.

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still in School – Jessica Lahey
Jessica makes some important observations about the challenge of teaching boys in settings that may run afoul of their natural wiring. Her suggestions are helpful to any teacher, pastor, or parent seeking to truly educate boys.

The Cul-de-sac of Stupidity – Matt Chandler
Matt Chandler reminds us of what we as Christians should know but easily forget: having more of what already fails to satisfy us is not going to make us happy or bring us joy.

Drafted: Why Chris Norman Said No to the NFL
Sometimes we think the path God wants us to take in life is the one that leads to more fame, money, and opportunity. But as Chris Norman’s story reminds us, sometimes God’s path leads us in ways we would never expect.


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