Weekly Once-Over (08.29.2013)

Goal for Weekly Once-Over

Weekly Once-Over is our weekly recap of some great blog posts that we've seen this past week that have been helpful. Our hope is that they would benefit you in someway. Each Thursday of every week you will see a post that has links to different blog posts. Enjoy!

Weekly Once-Over (08.29.13):

Make the Bible Your Native Tongue: "Some things seem to just happen. No one in particular is to blame. Options increase, the past gets overshadowed by the present, and the next thing we know, conventional thinking shifts, and we’re heading down a new path as though it’s the one that’s always been..."

9 Things You Should Know About Child Brides: Every day, more than 25,000 girls under the age of 18 are married worldwide, human rights groups estimate. For many child brides, a future of poverty, exploitation, and poor health awaits. Here are nine things you should know about a practice that is harming girls around the globe.

Sorry, Miley: Adults are supposed to protect young people. Adults are supposed to refuse to treat young people like little gods, put them on pedestals, and parade them on stages. But adults do it, anyway, and our culture is just dumb, and just numb, enough to act like it's perfectly normal. Turns out, as we've always known, celebrity messes with people's heads, particularly the young...

Teens and Unrestricted Access: Time to Repent: The statistics have been published, the literature has widely circulated, the conversations continue, but the issue still doesn't seem to be addressed with due vigilance. I'm talking about teenagers with unrestricted access on their smartphones and tablets. I give a hearty "Amen!" to Russell Moore's recent tweet: "I am just stunned by parents who give their pre-teen children iPhones and iPads with unrestricted Internet access."

Video Below: Social Justice and Young Evangelicals: Encouragement and Concern

Video Below: When a Gay Mayor partners with Evangelical Churches in Portland: These two offer a model for how we can work together for the common good of our communities despite religious and political differences.

If we do not win the hearts of the young, where shall we get another generation of Christians? - Charles Spurgeon