Posted by: jadanzzy | June 15, 2008

Rest Stop

We’ve decided to bring Rest Stop back.

United Airlines to charge fee to check single bag (Yahoo! News)

“With record-breaking fuel prices, we must pursue new revenue opportunities, while continuing to offer competitive fares, by tailoring our products and services around what our customers value most and are willing to pay for,” John Tague, UAL’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.

November Election is Obama’s to Lose (Barna Group)

Unless Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama commits political suicide between now and election day, the Senator from Illinois is in a very comfortable position to win the November race against Republican challenger John McCain.

Yes, Dear. Tonight Again. (NY Times)

“There’s a strong relationship between rating your marriage as happy and frequency of intercourse,” said Tom W. Smith, who conducted the “American Sexual Behavior” study.

U.S. Foreign Policy Versus the Great Commission (Tony Campolo: God’s Politics)

The ramifications of our nation’s “big-stick” foreign policies in the Middle East have been severe for missionary work. For the first time in a thousand years, churches in Baghdad are being burned down. The Coptic bishop of Iraq was kidnapped and later found dead. Christians, facing persecution, have fled Iraq by the tens of thousands, so that a Christian community that once numbered more than 1.3 million is now down to 600,000.

The 125 Healthiest Supermarket Foods in America (Men’s Health)

Ladies and gentlemen, rev your appetites—and steer your shopping carts toward the delicious staples of a healthy diet. We scoured the grocery aisles and chose the most reliable basics and the best secret ingredients that will improve your diet and take your cooking up a notch—all in one trip to the supermarket!

Multi-Ethnic Church Staff (Out of Ur)

How multi-ethnic should your church staff be? Should churches have hiring quotas to ensure diversity? In this podcast Skye Jethani , David Swanson , and Matt Tebbe discuss DeYmaz’s article and what happened to all of the racial reconciliation rhetoric from the 90’s.

The Bible is Neither Conservative or Liberal (Jim Wallis: God’s Politics)

Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis for a “blogalogue” with David Klinghoffer, author of How Would God Vote? Why the Bible Commands You to Be a Conservative. Here’s Jim’s response to David’s first post, “Let’s Clarify the Politics of the Bible.”

Sleep Easy, We’ve Figured This Out (In Theory) (Next Gener.Asian Church)

We were not called to reproduce the Tower of Babel as though that were the solution to the kingdom – gathering the masses of people under one language, one banner, and one edifice. We were called to be the “living stones,” the very material – with all the particular properties that go into building materials of varying texture, composition, density and color (i.e. race, ethnicity, and culture).

7 Deadly Glasses (Hamilton Design)

These red wine glasses are based on the 7 deadly sins. Each glass encapsulates a sin, which is revealed through the ritual of drinking. The ‘7 Deadly Glasses’ are about celebrating passion and encouraging the user to be sinful in a theatrical fashion.

Why the Neo-Radical-Young and Restless-Reformed is Not the Way Forward (Reclaiming the Mission)

[C]ould it be that Classic Protestantism, along with its cousin Enlightenment modernity, is the real culprit that led us to the kind of sick Christianity so manifest in America and the West in general?

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