Summer Essentials

There are certain things that come to mind when I mention summer. Some of you are thinking about BBQ's and bonfires down at the beachwhile others are thinking about gardening and relaxing in your yard or by the pool while the kids play. Whatever images come to mind, you would consider these things summer essentials. They are the things that make summer what it is. One of my new summer essentials: mint ice tea from Trader Joes. And yes, it does taste better with a stripped straw.

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Review-Truth Matters: Confident Faith In a Confusing World by Kostenberger, Bock & Chatraw

Every Fall a new group of Christian kids head off to college.  For some, it will be a time of faith building and growth.  For others, it can be a time of confusion and even spiritual shipwreck. We hear statistics every year of the growing number of students that leave their faith behind once they're in college.  Sometimes it's the challenge of questions they have about their own faith as they enter this new season of life, or it's dealing with challenges to their beliefs by professors and other students. How can a student be equipped to deal with world views they've never encountered and philosophies they've never heard of?   How can they stand firm in their beliefs?

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