Links That Illustrate: December 24, 2012
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Links that Illustrate represent the best "preachable" stories that the web has to offer, served up fresh and ready for you to help yourself. How would you preach these news items?
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Sandy Hook Killing links:
In the aftermath of Friday's killings at a Connecticut elementary school, our churches and communities grieve and seek for understanding. Here are a few highlights:
Rachel Held Evans pushes back against the notion that this is what comes of "taking God out of our schools."
Max Lucado urges pastors to "avoid the extremes" in trying answer questions raised by the tragedy.
And, Sandy Hook pastor Kathleen Adams-Sheperd preaches that "God will wrestle light from darkness."
Dashrath Manjhi labored for 22 years to dig a tunnel through a mountain near his village. What motivated him to such a monumental task? Read here. An incredible story of devotion.
What does it say about our society that we manufacture Disney branded bulletproof backpacks?
It's old, but this story of sheep suicide is just so preachable.
Sometimes what starts out wrong turns out quite well. This couple was married last week. Their first conversation? A wrong phone number.
Vienna bus driver demonstrates unusual honesty when a passenger leaves her life savings behind.
An incredible story from European history. 100 years ago, the greatest army in Europe was defeated by … lice.
Polifact shares their "lie of the year." If you were nominating for this category, what would you suggest? What about "lie of the century"? Of the millennia? Human history?
A great perspective on attitude in the middle of circumstances you can't change, from "The Art of Manliness." You don't need to be male to appreciate this story of Christmas 1944.
Preachers often say that Christians should "look like Jesus." For this British dart fan, the resemblance was inconvenient.
What do you think of this article from The Spectator? "Why 2012 was the Best Year Ever."