Five for Friday: Ford, Bad Posting Habits, Church Midlife Crisis

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 4, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed.

Ford to Cadillac: There’s Another America Out There

This is a clever response by Ford to Cadillac—but don’t think for a minute this wasn’t dreamed up by Mad Men.

Dying Father Walks 11-Year-Old Daughter Down the Aisle

When someone first posted this, it sounded creepy. But after reading it, you, too, might share the story. The “wedding” photographer said, “One day [you] wake up and realize you’re given the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better. You get an idea, don’t think twice and run with it.”

Aged Out of Church

My Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with links (no less than 10 unique ones this past week) to stories about why millennials are leaving the church, and what the rest of us desperate souls must do to allure, beseech, entice, charm, seduce, captivate, engage, enthrall, fascinate, wow, and appease this spirit-longing demographic so that they will really, really like us. Well, we have needs and desires too, you know.

Three Reasons Why NYC Should Let Schools Rent to Churches Regardless of Today’s Ruling

The New York City Board of Education sought to prevent religious groups from using schools for Sunday morning worship services, an action that has worked its way through several courts. While the ruling is specific to New York City, it could have implications across the country if local districts pursue the same course. Many Covenant church plants meet in schools. Several Covenant pastors helped organize the first protests against the school board’s original decision. I loved this line by Stetzer: “The rationale that leads to a ban like the one enacted by New York City follows the principle that in order to avoid poisoning young minds, we must strip religion out of our lives, and essentially relegate it like pornography to the back of the store.”

11 Things You Should Not Post Online

It’s good to step back every now and then to consider what we type on Facebook.

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