Link love for the week y'all (Did ya catch that? I put me some Texas plates on my car and suddenly I'm saying y'all.) Some of these are from the past month, but I just saved them up for after the hiatus:

Thoughts on Friendship from Jared Wilson: "That might sound awful, but it's hard to be friends with someone if you feel like you have to always keep the pastor hat on. This leads me to the next encounter that inspired this post. It is this quote from Douglas Wilson's Future Men..."

How to Talk to Little Girls by Lisa Bloom: "Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing?"

What Men Really Want by Max Dubinsky: "Men love to bond. The very same woman we can’t stop thinking about in her underwear, we want to go see midnight showings of Harry Potter with. Men want to go rock climbing with you. We want to ride bikes with you. We want to play games with you. If we are history buffs, we want to tell you about the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, and have you ask questions."

Thoughts on Church, Mission and Discipleship
by Bob Spencer: "If you conduct church as if your congregation is not in fact a gathering of disciples on mission but simply a needy crowd, then that's what you will have. "

Tiny Texas Houses: This is just for fun. But man, what fun!

(This is a Tiny Texas House and I want to live in it!)