Archives for Jun 9, 2013 @ 16:06

Are the Germans Shrinking Their Words?

The Germans have removed the presently existing longest word from the lexicon: Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkungen? That’s a speed limit — which you’ll probably pass before you have a chance to sound it out. Want to foil hackers? Trying setting your password to Handschuhschneeballwerfer, or a slang term for coward. But eventually, things went too far, even for the Germans. Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz — a 63-letter [Read More…]

Testing Music for Worship

Ed Stetzer proposes seven tests in choosing music for Christian worship: While it may be difficult, I do believe it’s possible to evaluate musical preferences using God’s word. The following seven tests each relate to biblical principles that we can apply to our music to determine its suitability. 1. Message Test 2. Purpose Test 3. [Read More…]

What is Love?

Stephen Post: Love manifests itself in different ways, all of which are necessary and useful. If love is the hub of a wheel, its spokes point outwards according to the needs of the beloved. There are at least ten modulations or forms that love takes. Celebration is love affirming the lives and achievements of others; Helping is [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more…]