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A Friend of Sinners and No Friend of Sin

Kevin DeYoung:

Jesus never apologized for getting on the inside with outsiders. It was his mission. What kind of doctor refuses to see patients? What kind of farmer refuses to get his hands dirty? What kind of church has no place for sinners?

No, the GOP is Not Losing Young Christians

Keith Miller:

Monday, Matt Lewis penned the latest in a long line of the GOP is losing young Christians articles. It is actually a superior piece to many of its kind because it considers how the Christian mandate to “live at peace with all men” weighs against unchecked descent into no-holds-barred political combat. Unless care is taken, Christian politicos may become “wise as serpents, but no longer innocent as doves,” Lewis writes, “For what shall it profit a man if he should win an election, but lose his soul.”

But as poignant as that reminder is, Lewis uses it to support his thesis that “many young Christians are choosing to be conscientious objectors in the culture wars” because  they find “political involvement, no matter how pure the original motives, [to be] a corrupting force.”

Why You Should have a Messy Desk

This makes me feel better about my desk:

Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain. What is one thing these three visionaries have in common?

They all had very messy workspaces.

Fallon’s best musical impressions

HT: Mike Leake

Breaking Good

R.C. Sproul Jr:

With its final episode airing recently we heard an awful lot lately about Breaking Bad, a program that told the fictional story of a high school teacher and family man who becomes a vicious killer and cooker of meth. Like watching a car wreck we all have a morbid interest, to mix a metaphor, in moral crash landings. We click on the links that tell us of the atrocities committed by Muslims against their own Christian neighbors. Our ears perk up when the news reports about the Ohio daycare worker who committed unspeakable acts on her charge. We want to know, what could possibly make a person do such a thing?

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