This past week my second son was born, and my wife and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. Although, I usually try to schedule my blog posts out at least a week in advance, this time they have caught up with me so I thought it would be a good day to post some links that you won't want to miss from this past week.
$4.99 Kindle version of Manhood Restored by Eric Mason
This is a book by a pastor about how the Gospel makes men whole. Eric Mason has done a terrific job on showing how apart from the gospel a man is never living up to what it means to be a man. To read a review of the book and receive the first chapter for free before buying click here.
Free audiobook, More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger
In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining “enough” is more than a responsibility—it is an opportunity to give hope. For the free download go here.
Article worth your time: Why Facebook Cofounder and Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest, Karen A. Dolan. This article outlines a radical shift from what most people think of when helping the poorest in the world. Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?
Christian School Criticized Over Dinosaur Test, USA TODAY.
Did dinosaurs live millions of years ago? The answer is "False" according to a 4th grade science test at a South Carolina school.
Denominational Baggage comes based on ones perceptions, Joe Thorn.
Blog Post by Pastor Joe Thorn, who is a Southern Baptists, discussing how we can attribute to changing peoples negative perceptions of a label based on how we represent it. This post was interesting to me as I have also dealt with the many negative baggage that comes with being raised and currently in ministry as a Southern Baptist.
Birth of my second son, Liam Gideon Boyd.
The birth announcement and meaning behind the name Liam Gideon. I am a proud father so I could not resist adding this one to the list of links worth your time.
Preview of Christian Death Metal Band, Extol, upcoming album.