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Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview


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THIS & THAT: A Weekly Roundup of Favorite Articles, Quotes & a Cartoon

  • 9 Things You Should Know About Cohabitation in America. Joe Carter writes “A new survey finds that cohabitation is pervasive in the United States, and is increasingly viewed as acceptable by Christians—even if it doesn’t lead to marriage.”
  • Should You Be Mad at Chick fil-A? Russell Moore writes “A corporation is always going to disappoint as a moral model, regardless of whether that morality is left or right, Christian or secular. For our models, we need no franchised, culturally-approved outposts of finance, though we should be thankful when we see such occasionally. We need outposts of the kingdom, following Jesus Christ by faith.”

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FAITH AND WORK: Connecting Sunday to Monday

Faith and Work News ~ Links to Interesting Articles

  • Thank God It’s Monday. On this episode of the Gospel Coalition podcast, Collin Hansen interviews Tom Nelson, president of Made to Flourish, and author of Work Matters and The Economics of Neighborly Love.
  • Finding God’s Purpose in a Job You Hate. David Goetsch writes “Your job, no matter what kind of work you do, is a gift from God, even if you hate your job.”
  • Christian Women on the Job: Excelling at Work without Compromising Your Faith. You may be interested in the new book by David Goetsch and Karen Moore Christian Women on the Job: Excelling at Work without Compromising Your Faith. I have previously benefitted from David’s book Christians on the Job: Winning at Work Without Compromising Your Faith.

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    • The Top 10 Faith and Work Quotes of the Week
    • My Review of Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People by S. Truett Cathy
    • Snippets from Os Guinness’ book “The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose For Your Life”

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My Review of KNIVES OUT

Knives Out, rated PG-13
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Knives Out is a well-written, acted and directed film about the death of a famous mystery writer, which is assumed to be a suicide. But is it?
The film was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi). The film had an estimated budget of $40 million.
Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, All the Money in the World), is a successful and reclusive mystery writer. The film opens with his housekeeper Fran, played by Edi Patterson, finding him dead with his throat slit and a knife nearby. His death is assumed to be a suicide. Thrombey’s grown children gathered at his mansion to celebrate his 85th birthday the previous evening. Continue reading


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A Prayer for Advent


Note: Advent is what we call the season leading up to Christmas. It begins four Sundays before December 25, sometimes in the last weekend of November, sometimes on the first Sunday in December. This year it will be December 1.

Our Father in Heaven,
As we begin this Advent season, a time of celebrating the first coming of your Son – the incarnation, when Jesus came to earth, to be born of a virgin in a manger – and waiting and preparing with hope for His second coming, we take a moment to consider just what that means for us, and the world. Continue reading