Lamp Post: May 31, 2015

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

The Lamp Post is a collection of quotes, news articles, opinion pieces or blog posts that I found interesting and worthy of attention.

If you see something that you believe should be in The Lamp Post, tweet it to me at @WardrobeDoor with the hashtag #LampPost.

Washington Post: I’ve already shared this on Twitter and Facebook, but this story needs as much attention as possible. I really did weep reading this, particularly when I saw the picture of these two churches coming together for the first time.

A struggling Baptist church filled with older people decided to sell their building to a growing Baptist congregation of Arabic-speaking believers who want to reach their Muslim neighbors for Christ.

Arabic Baptist Tennessee

Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

USA Today: A tremendous column from Kirsten Powers challenging everyone to stop using inflammatory language and start allowing open dialogue over issues on which we disagree.

FiveThirtyEight: Yet more proof that the doom-and-gloom articles about the impending collapse of Christianity in America were off base. Evaluating retention rates, conversions and birth rates, the statistics say evangelicals should continue to grow.

Washington Post: It didn’t take much to fool reporters and news agencies around the world with one fake science study.

Most reporters didn’t even bother to fact check any of the claims made in the study, including actually calling the supposed institute behind it.

Barna: Interesting look at what all you people are watching on TV out there. Apparently, most of you love Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and NCIS.

Mike Lee: My pastor gives six ways you can redeem your summer. This is good stuff.

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Aaron Earls

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