Joost van der Westhuizen: Still Fighting on his Deathbed
Moving pictures and story about one of the greatest rugby players ever, now dying of motor neurone disease aged 42. If you Youtube his name you’ll find some incredible clips of powerful athleticism. Looks like he has also gone through some kind of conversion experience following a period of terrible immorality. He says, “But I know that God is alive in my life and with experience you do learn. I can now talk openly about the mistakes I made because I know my faith won’t give up and it won’t diminish.”

My Family Looks Different
I enjoyed Alicia Rollins discussion of her racial and spiritual identity. I love the way she ends: “I think because I am adopted it has always felt very natural to extend loyal and committed love to people who are not my family. The example of my parents helped create a mindset of what the truest family relies on – Christ’s blood. It’s important to make other people feel like they belong. Christ’s blood has a way of doing this.”

Your 4 Priorities for Seminary
Final year student, Matt Smethurst, has some good advice for Seminary newbies (and oldies too).

Are You The Worst Sinner You Know?
Joe Thorn hopes so.

Sergeant dismissed for saying nothing
And a warning along the same lines from Denny Burk.

Dear Pastor, Bring Your Bible To Church
From a plea for less technology to a plea for more! Not Tweeting? Repent!

  • Brian R.

    From Stetzer: “Pastors should repent if they’re not on Facebook or Twitter.” That’s one of the more ridiculous statements I’ve heard in a while. I’m so thankful that my pastor doesn’t touch either of those. Call me old fashioned, but I think Stetzer’s way off…