Alcohol, race, prayer for evangelism, Firefox
• Scary article here, considering Brazil is one of the most beer-guzzling countries around: “Driving While Buzzed: No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe Behind the Wheel.”
Get this quote: “Why do buzzed drivers have more dangerous accidents? In large part because they are more likely to speed, less likely to wear a seat belt and more likely to be driving the ‘striking vehicle,’ compared with sober drivers, the study found.”
And why this tendency? Because any amount of alcohol lowers self-restraint significantly. And that, my friends, is why the followers of Christ abstain from drinking. This ain’t rocket science. When you drink in any amount, another spirit besides the Spirit of Christ controls you.
• Be sure to read Rick Kelley’s article, “What Race? Wrong Question.” There is no reason, from either side, for the separation of human beings in the church of God.
• This post, “Successful Soul Saving,” highlights the importance of prayer in evangelism. Does it go too far? What do you think? As a rule, we don’t go far enough in our prayers for the salvation of others. Speaking personally, of course. You can make your own confession or defense. (As if you owed one to anyone but the Lord.)
• If you use the Firefox browser, a nifty add-on is Scrapbook Plus for saving webpages to your browser. I’m still learning the ins-and-outs, but it seems quite good for resources you want to consult or use offline. You can save several depths of links in a site or subdomain.
• Firefox just released version 5.0, with even better speed (and it was good, before) and grouped tabs. I use it almost exclusively, with a gazillion add-ons that make my experience fast and convenient. Try it out. (Of course, with a new major version like 5.0 the add-ons have to update and catch up. Still worth it.)