Check out this preview for “The Drop Box” – a documentary about a man in Korea who is my new hero.
There’s been a lot of talk about modern-day slavery – or “human trafficking” – lately.
The awesome folks over at Passion have put a lot of time and effort into raising awareness and helping point to resources like EndItMovement.com
When I read that right now – right this minute – there are 27 MILLION slaves in the world… well, my brain just kind of retreats at the thought.
Considering my mortgage and the fact that I have three kids under 5 years old – my net worth is basically zero dollars. Am I just going to drop everything and fly to Thailand and go Jack Bauer in a brothel?
And then I visit a website like www.slaveryfootprint.org, which tells me that based on the size of my house and household and the age of my children and the items I own and the things that I typically eat and buy – based on my fairly “normal” “American” lifestyle…
There are about 100 slaves who contributed to my day-to-day life…
In a few weeks, I’ll join Steph in the “30 and up” club.
I’m not expecting to wake up on August 8th and suddenly feel different because the first digit in my age has changed, but crossing the 30 barrier seems significant to me.
Most of the things that are “impressive” for someone “in their 20’s” are just expected for someone “in their 30’s”.
Kids, a mortgage, a savings account… nobody’s impressed when someone in their 30’s has those ducks in a row.
So I’m not quite freaking out, but this birthday has my attention…
If you ask J who he’s most excited about meeting in heaven someday, he will tell you, without hesitation, “David!”. As in, King David who killed Goliath. He’s also keen on meeting Daniel, but mostly because I think he assumes that there will be lions involved. Tim Keller often mentions how CS Lewis’ The Great… Continue reading When I Get To Heaven
Dr. Russ Moore of Southern Seminary came to visit our church this week. He gave what was probably one of the top-five best sermons I’ve ever heard. Carve out an hour and check this out: