Notes, News, & Views To Help Equip You

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here are  Five topics for Friday to kickstart your Final Four weekend:

Music: The world lost not just a great bluegrass musician in the passing of Earl Scruggs this week, but lost a true American music legend. Read Steve Martin’s tribute to him in the New Yorker  where he explains that he made a musical impact with the likes of  Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix . Watch him play the Foggy Mountain Breakdown with some noted “friends” on  David Letterman  just a few years ago. In light of his passing J.D. Payne has reposted an article to help us think missiologically about the Untapped Platform of Pickin’ Potential that you will want to be sure to read.

Movies:All the rage at the movies for the last week has been the Hunger Games. Whether you have read the books or you are thinking of seeing the movie read Marty Duren’s helpful post for believers: Postcards from Dystopia: Misunderstanding ‘The Hunger Games’.

If you aren’t into the Hunger Games and still have not seen it then catch October Baby showing for it’s second weekend. It is pointing to the fact that  “every life is beautiful.”  10% of the profits of the movie go to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.

Money:  A lottery ticket for the Mega Millions will be chosen worth over half a billion dollars tonight. If you are a Christian should you buy one?  John Piper helps us with that answer that is a must read about the Mega Millions .

Butchered Bible: Delivered by Grace recently started a series about Bible passages that are often butchered when they are commonly misunderstood and misused. This week Revelation 3:20 is covered. You will want to read it here. Revelation 3:20 says:  “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Have you been misusing this verse?

Friday Funny: How much do you love bacon? Would die for it? Probably not, but the company that brought us Baconnaise can provide a way for your dead body to be buried in bacon with a “bacon coffin” (starting at just $2999.95 plus shipping). If you love your Gentile swine eating freedoms a little too much then this is probably for you!

Have a great pollen-infested weekend!

  1. Enjoyed your blog! Have a great weekend

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