Coffee Break (June 26)

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Social Media and Teens

Social Media Isn’t Your Teens’ Biggest Problem “Social media, mobile phones, and the selfie world we inhabit are problematic, but they’re not the primary problems for our teens. Drinking, drugs, sex, eating disorders, pornography, cutting, perfectionism, stress, and depression aren’t teens’ foundational problems, either. Jesus tells us ‘there is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him’ (Mark 7:15).”

Church Membership Matters (video)

Why Church Membership Matters Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, explains the biblical call for church membership. “Christianity is a corporate endeavor, and the beauty of Christianity is that we come together in symphonic harmony. God’s people together: ministering together, worshiping together, evangelizing together, praying together– doing that as a community. That is the New Testament picture.”

The Sword and the… Bog?

I thought this article was pretty neat! All I kept thinking of was The Princess Bride, “I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt– no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too… Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”

(P.S. The book is way better than the movie. Read it if you haven’t.)

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

Drop Dead Grotesque! ‘Gassy’ Mastiff Martha Reigns Supreme at 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest “They brought their best bad hair days, crazy eyes and snaggle teeth, but only one canine could be crowned ‘The Ugliest.’ “

For the Car Ride

WWUTT 460 Superman Works? Pastor Gabe Hughes tells it like it is. “Responding to questions from listeners about comparison between Superman and Jesus, and false gospel of works.” This is so very interesting! (22 minutes)

Here is the WWUTT website for more resources from this ministry.

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Jessica Pickowicz

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.