Around the web (Is money the root of all evil?)
:: Switchfoot iTunes Sessions - If you're into the San Diego rock band, they just recorded some new stuff for iTunes.
:: Money: Not the Root of All Evil - Really good post by singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson on money. For years he struggled with the balance between admiring his heroes (who had taken a vow of poverty) and needing to provide for his family. Excerpt:
"The point: being poor is not the only way to radically follow Christ. Some people are called to it. I have long felt a tension between all that I learned from the Kid Brothers and Rich Mullins about identifying with the poor and the weak, versus my holy responsibility to tend to my family’s spiritual and physical needs. Had Rich ever married, I’m certain his wife would have appreciated a nice dress every now and then, or a bouquet of flowers, or a decent kitchen, and she probably would have lovingly insisted that he not give all his money away, especially after she bore his children and needed to buy diapers, and school supplies, and shoes for goodness sake. And the other thing is, Rich Mullins had hit songs that are still making money. He gave a lot of his money away, but he also had a constant stream of it flowing in. Lots of it. And I’m sure the ministries he supported with the surplus were grateful that he channeled it to them for Kingdom work."
:: God, the Gospel, and Glenn Beck - Russell Moore looks at this weekend’s happenings is Washington and is not thrilled. “A Mormon television star stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial and calls American Christians to revival. He assembles some evangelical celebrities to give testimonies, and then preaches a God and country revivalism that leaves the evangelicals cheering that they’ve heard the gospel, right there in the nation’s capital.” Whatever your political stripes, this is worth a read.
:: This Church Had a Man Crisis - Take a look at this trailer (below) for Darrin Patrick's new book, Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission.