-Amy Julie Becker explains the difference between brokenness and limitations:
-Rachel Held Evans gives ten tips for dealing with online critics.
Brokenness, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, is not good. It comes as a result of sin in our world. As Jesus demonstrated throughout his ministry, God wants to heal broken bodies, broken minds, broken souls, and broken communities. God wants to heal our broken world.
But limitations existed before sin entered the picture, and limitations will remain. Limitations are a part of what make us human. They keep us both dependent upon God and connected to one another. Limitations provoke trust, community, and humility. God gives us limitations. Limitations are good.
-A group calling themselves the "Angry Queers" claims to have smashed the windows of Mars Hill's Portland church. Christian Piatt is right on the money for calling out the group. I hate Mars Hill, too, but I wouldn't break their stuff!
-And finally Matthew Paul Turner gave a list of his twenty-five favorite blogs. Yours truly is NOT on the list, but a lot of my friends are, so it's all good.