What happens in a 2nd trimester D&E abortion (4 min)
While this is nearly bloodless, and the animation as underplayed as possible, the topic matter means this is not a video for young children, though it might be something to show to your teens after previewing it yourself. This is also a vital tool in that it can be easily shared on your social media accounts.
To the young inexperienced counselor
In the course of our friendships and marriages and responsibilities we are often called on to offer advice, or, as it is otherwise known, counsel. So what if we’re young and don’t have a lot of “lived experience” to call on? That could work out to be a strength because older Christians can sometimes rely more on their own experiences, instead of their own experiences tested against God’s Word. So if a young person has little experience, but loves the Word, he might actually have more to offer. Though this is an article directly addressed to counselors, it will be encouraging for young and old in our own personal counseling encounters, to challenge us to stand on God’s Word when helping others, just as Paul encouraged Timothy to do.
Queen Elizabeth’s reign was the afterglow of a Christian civilization
I love this tribute to the queen (though the title is a bit too dour – what God has enflamed once He can light up again).
Greenland is not as big as you thought
The curvature of the Earth means that the outer edges of any flat map you see are going to be stretched outward. The effect, as seen on a typical “Mercator projection” is to make Greenland look roughly the size of South America. But as you can see below, it’s actually smaller than Argentina alone.
Click on the link above to see an animation of the countries shifting from their Mercator size to their real size.
Wow this #map does bring some perspective! #mercator Real Country Sizes Shown on Mercator Projection – Engaging Data https://t.co/3qs1NsXIOv
— Saskia Vlaar (@LaVlaar) June 2, 2019
Could monkeys type the 23rd Psalm?
“Darwin’s Bulldog” Thomas Huxley famously argued that six monkeys, given eternity to type on six eternal typewriters, and with an endless supply of paper and ink, could eventually produce “a Psalm, a Shakespearean sonnet, or even a whole book, purely by chance that is, by random striking of the keys.” This was his explanation/analogy for why we should believe that, given enough time, evolution could produce Man. What he fails to acknowledge is that it’s quite a leap to go from Chance producing a psalm, to it producing a someone.
But it turns out even the inconceivably easier task of typing a psalm would still take more time than even evolutionists believe the universe has existed. And we could add trillions more monkeys and it wouldn’t make a dent.
State abducts child and church abandons her
Abigail’s daughter Yaeli began to struggle with depression when she was in the 8th grade, her school steered her to “transition” without parental input, and eventually moved her to a group home, all in the name of helping her mental health. But, at age 19 she took her life. This was a state-perpetuated grave evil. But, as John Stonestreet writes, so too was her church abandonment.
Making the moral case for mockery? (3 min)
This week Seth Dillon, the CEO of the Babylon Bee, was discussing the morality of mockery with Allie Beth Stuckey.
Watch: Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon discusses the “moral case for mockery” with Allie Beth Stuckey https://t.co/9ETOnfsNEF
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) September 15, 2022