Welcome to the first day of fall!  Along the South Carolina coast it is a day we have been waiting for after a record setting hot summer.  July and August were anywhere from 10-15 degrees above average most days – and average days are hot enough, unless you’re going to the beach!!

I’ve got several articles worth your time today.  First Erik Raymond talks about the difference between an aweful church and an awful church in his post called They Unchurched the Church.  I found it to be particularly insightful.

I don’t know about you but I often get well-meaning emails that have been forwarded about a 100 times and usually contain misleading or inaccurate information – mostly because no one has taken the time to check them out more thoroughly (My favorite is the one about how Mr. Rogers always wore a sweater to hide the “Born to Kill” tattoo he received while serving as a sniper in the Marine Corp – not true).  Brad Larson did some research on a video he was shown about the persecution of Christians.  It led him to write What I Learned from a Disturbing Video – in which there is a lesson for us all.

This day in Christian History – today is the anniversary of the day that C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, A Grief Observed, etc.) came to faith in Christ – while riding in the sidecar of his brother Warnie’s motorbike. 

If you like reading about Christian history you might enjoy this post from earlier in the month that describes the day in April of 1932 some fundamentalist Christian missionaries met with Mussolini and explained to him that he might be the prophesied antichrist from the Book of Revelation. His reaction was priceless.

Just for Fun!!  Are you familiar with Skittles, those little sugary candies that let you Taste the Rainbow?  If so, you might be interested to find out that the rainbow tastes different in Europe than it does in the USA – particularly the purple Skittle.