by Ernest Liu
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  • Random Snippets
    • How Not to Ask For Counseling
      My pastor told me that when most people go to them for advice, they don't really go for the advice. They just want to hear the pastor affirm or justify their concerns.
    • When Asking for Prayer…
      Okay… not so wonderful. She asked me if I had talked to God myself…
    • I Almost Died Today
      No joke. A few minutes away from my exit on the freeway, I my car started making a clanking sound every time I accelerated. I turned off my exit as usual…
  • Highlights

    I’ve started reading one of Francis Chan’s latest books, Erasing Hell. The Kindle edition is free right now, so grab it while it’s available.

    While reading it through Kindle, I discovered a neat feature. The app underlined passages that were popularly highlighted. For instance, 506 (now 507) people have highlighted this part of the book:

    Don’t believe something just because you want to, and don’t embrace an idea just because you’ve always believed it. Believe what is biblical. Test all your assumptions against the precious words God gave us in the Bible.

    And 450 people highlighted the following:

    I don’t believe God wants our church life to be centered on buildings and services. Instead, God wants our churches–whatever specific forms our gatherings take–to be focused on active discipleship, mission, and the pursuit of unity.

    Perhaps I’ll snag a Kindle edition of the Bible and find out what verses jump out at its readers. But then that eliminates the fun of finding little gems for yourself.

    Hmmm…