Life Apps for the week of 11/23/14 to 11/29/14

Return of the Prodigal Son

Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son. Photo: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A way to live:

Can you see the needs of the powerful and successful?  They may be in need of correction.  They may be in need of humility.  One may thirst for equality and not know it.  Another may be hungry for a sense of the average person and not know it.
[Suggested by 1 Corinthians 1:3-9]

More life apps for reading

Work – “Agents of Grit and Grace” by Bob Smietana and Gretchen Shaw (Sojourners, 9-10/14) about a unique faith-based training program in Memphis that gives new teachers the skills and community they need to survive and thrive; biblical reference: “The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:11-120),
Leisure – “Meeting God at the Movies” by Robert K. Johnson (The Christian Century 10/27/14) recognizes that going to the movies is serious business; that a kind of revelation may be offered about the creation or environment, spirituality, and the ultimate as suggested by Easy Rider and It’s a Wonderful Life; biblical reference: “For lo, the one who forms the mountains, creates the wind, reveals his thoughts to mortals . . . the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!” (Amos 4:13); [open it for $2.98].