Observing the Interweb: Dare to be Immoral, From Prison to the Pulpit, A Glorious Anniversary, Coming Out in Favor of Chik-Fil-A, The Paper man, and more…

Dare to Be Immoral – Colin Hansen over at TGC examines the mirage of morality in our culture and the role of the Christian in standing above the “moral majority”.

The First Christian Service in Australia – The first Christian service in Australia took place on the 3rd February, 1788 at Sydney Cove. An account of that first Sunday worship states:

On the Sunday after our landing divine service was performed under a great tree, by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, Chaplain of the Settlement, in the presence of the troops and convicts, whose behaviour on the occasion was equally regular and attentive

Today, the Gospel continues to grow in Australia, its deep roots still nourishing new blossoms of grace.

How Much Do I need to Know – is the wrong question, asserts Michael Horton, in regards to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is worth your time to consider.

An Unusual Coming Out – This has been making the rounds, but if you haven’t read it yet, you should. Shane Windmeyer’s unusual relationship with the owner of Chik-Fil-A is potentially a huge win for the cause of Christ, in that it marks one of the first times where both Christian and LGBT advocate have been so publicly and mutually respectful of one another:

Our worlds, different as they can be, could coexist peacefully. The millions of college football fans watching the game never could have imagined what was playing out right in front of them. Gay and straight, liberal and conservative, activist and evangelist — we could stand together in our difference and in our respect. How much better would our world be if more could do the same?

A testimony of God’s amazing grace in the life of Mez McConnell, and his autobiography that is very certainly worth a read:

You’ve probably seen this already, but it is beautifully done and really sweet:

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