A Morning Peacock of Links (5/22)

Sorry for the random absence. The past few days were extremely busy for me with the Lakers getting eliminated from the playoffs as well as Diablo 3 being released. But, with that said, let’s get back to some great link-sharing!

Your Problems or Your Purpose: Where is Your Focus?

Sutton Turner on teamwork and the difference between problem-focused and purpose-focused people.

A Day in the Life of a Pastor

Thom Rainer shares a story about one eventful (real) day in the life a Pastor. A sobering read and yet a convicting reminder to pray for our own pastors.

Sermon Prep: A Week in One Life

Stephen Um on the particulars of how he prepares his sermon throughout any given week. Very interesting insights.

My Take: The Bible condemns a lot, but here’s why we focus on homosexuality

Al Mohler (via CNN’s Belief Blog) on the reasons for the emphatic focus placed on the issue of homosexuality:

Are conservative Christians hypocritical and selective when it comes to the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality? With all that the Bible condemns, why the focus on gay sex and same-sex marriage?

Given the heated nature of our current debates, it’s a question conservative Christians have learned to expect. “Look,” we are told, “the Bible condemns eating shellfish, wearing mixed fabrics and any number of other things. Why do you ignore those things and insist that the Bible must be obeyed when it comes to sex?”

On its face, it’s a fair question. But it can be posed in two very different ways.

Christianity and the rise of western science

Peter Harrison on the historical relations and developments between Christianity and Western Science:

Those who have magnified more recent controversies about the relations of science and religion, and who have projected them back into historical time, simply perpetuate a historical myth. The myth of a perennial conflict between science and religion is one to which no historian of science would subscribe.

The Happy Mom Manifesto

I’m not a mother nor a female, but I found this to be awesome, encouraging, informative and everything in-between. A must read for all the sisters out there.

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