Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dating and the Missional Life

Earlier this week, Marshall Segal wrote a news release for the Desiring God blog. The content is small but weighty.

Marshall recounted a talk John Piper recently gave on missions to a group of college students. Here is an excerpt of Segal’s piece:

Piper’s question for the students was this: What do we need to believe — really believe — in order to love the nations enough to lay down our lives for the sake of their salvation? What truths give us the freedom to suffer in far away places for the sake of the gospel — and not just suffer, but suffer with joy? Walking through highlights from Hebrews 10–13, Piper wanted the students to discover and deepen roots of love for the nations that bear fruit in joyful sacrifice.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Are Christian Dating Sites Christian?

Are Christian dating websites really Christian?

That’s the question Jonathan Merritt explored last March in a Religion News Service article titled “Are Christian Dating Websites Undermining ‘Christian Values?’” Merritt’s answer is a very firm yes. Check out this excerpt:

The new trend in dating sites built exclusively for Christians may have emerged long after their general market analogs but they make few strides in avoiding the same pitfalls. As usual, the Christian sub-culture is a step behind and not an inch deeper—from music to books to fashion trends, and now online dating.

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