Friday Findings—March 25

Friday Findings—March 25

The Friendless Flatterer
“One of the most publicly and socially acceptable sins is flattery. That’s why it is also such a dangerous sin. Consider this Yiddish proverb: ‘Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.’ But the friends made by flattery are not worth having at all.”
The Christian Life Isn’t Meant to Be Effortless
“When we’re born again from above by the Spirit of God, the Lord makes a “new creation” of us (2 Cor. 5:17). But when He accomplishes that radical, regenerating transformation of us, He does not eliminate our minds, our bodies, our emotions, our will or anything that’s a part of what makes us human… instead He gives dramatically new purposes to them.”
Foster Care and the Father Who Never Says Goodbye
This article tells a gripping story that reminds us that the profound brokenness of the world in which we live is not the end of the story.
7 Rules for Online Engagement
“As we learn to engage controversy using… [social media] platforms, we do well to consider how to we can speak with equal parts truth and love—love that is strengthened by truth and truth that is softened by love.”