Combing the Net – 6/2/2012

40 of the Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken — Lots of a great stories behind these iconic photos. Many of them I already knew, but I’m looking forward to reading Do the Birds in Hell Still Sing?, the autobiography of the man in picture #21. I didn’t know the story behind this one, but it sounds as if it will be a fascinating tale!

Pictures of Beautiful Iran — Many Americans seem to think that Iran is nothing but a vast, arid desert. In reality, it is among the most varied and beautiful places in the world! They don’t call that region the “Fertile Crescent” for nothing…

Lehman Riggs: Cookeville Hero — Here’s a newly written article (penned by our district’s Congressional Representative) about a local hero who was himself captured in some iconic photographs near the end of World War II. In the video linked in the story, you’ll see a brief appearance by our church building, where Brother Lehman still serves faithfully in his 90’s.

What Does Paul Mean By “Able to Teach”? — Thabiti Anyabwile gives 9 considerations for discerning men who are “able to teach”, which is one of Paul’s criteria for selecting elders for the church (1 Timothy 3:2). These considerations are well worth remembering this weekend as our church prepares to call a new senior pastor on Sunday.

The Seduction of Pornography and the Integrity of Christian Marriage — Sadly, pornography is a huge problem among Christian men. Contrary to what many young men believe, the temptation to consume porn does not go away after marriage. Part two of this article is here.

I Can’t Wait to See This Movie — I absolutely LOVE Les Misérables! Both the musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and the book by Victor Hugo are phenomenal, and the upcoming movie adaptation looks like it may actually do the story justice. They certainly found a great cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe… no slouches here! Between this and The Hobbit, I may spend the entire month of December in the movie theater.

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