Web curations (13 Apr)

#worldview

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the silent media – This is a heartbreaking story that ultimately reveals the moral bankruptcy of the militant pro-choice ideology. Pennsylvania Family Institute sums the facts up with an infographic. Joe Carter and Trevin Wax offers additional input.

Thus says the LORD: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” [Jeremiah 31:15]

Our societal obsession with taking pictures – Lyndsey Gvora on incessant photo sharing and our quest for the perfect public image. She says:

There is nothing wrong with capturing gorgeous photographs as markers of life events, but this becomes a vain pursuit when we are more concerned with displaying the photograph as a symbol of our own status and power instead of God’s. We ought to treat moments as though they were altars. A moment photographed is an opportunity to give weight to the truths of Scripture in the present and call these truths to mind in the future.

#tech

HTTP Basics: Spend half an hour on this to get a basic understanding of HTTP.

#church

The Main Reason for Declining Church Attendance – Melissa Steffan rounds up new research that puts the blame on declining church attendance on the rise of sport on Sundays.

The #1 reason for ineffective church communication? When the communication ministry is disconnected from the vision of your lead pastor. Bobby Gilles explains more.

An Interview with the Gettys – Keith and Kristyn Getty are interviewed here. There’s some helpful thoughts about how they strike a balance between head and heart in their songs:

The Rev. Jeremy Rose of Axis, who is in his 30s, said most new songs focus on how worshippers feel about God but don’t contain much theology. Older hymns often have good theology but lack a personal touch.

But “In Christ Alone” has both.

This hymn takes theology and attaches it to my day-in and day-out life and practice,” he said. “It has such depth and truth put to music.”

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