#TheMJs, Aug. 12, 2016

On Fridays, Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Don Follis: Being God-aware, self-aware, other-aware is worth effort

Of the hundreds of conversations I have had with pastors, I never have seen one lose their position because of poor Hebrew or Greek skills. I've seen bad preaching weaken pastoral ministry, but I've seldom seen it destroy it. When I have seen pastors who are forced out, almost always, it is because of conflict in a relationship.

Top of the morning, Aug. 12, 2016

If you pay attention to commercials during the Olympics, you will see a familiar face — and a familiar place.

Area history, Aug. 11, 2016

Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Inspirational bicyclist laid to rest with 'Ray's Last Ride'

CHAMPAIGN — Bicycles were scattered throughout the parking lot of Sinai Temple on Wednesday afternoon, as funeral services for Ray Spooner lasted for more than an hour and a half.

Top of the morning, Aug. 11, 2016

The Wheeler family won't spend the night outside, sleeping on tarps and lawn chairs, for a lot of things.

But they'll do it for free fro-yo.

Area history, Aug. 10, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Tom Kacich: Champaign's claim to Norman Rockwell

One hundred years ago this week, the cover of The Saturday Evening Post featured the Norman Rockwell illustration "Gramps at the Plate."

Few people at the time realized that the great Rockwell, the young artist who already had four consecutive covers at the 2 million-circulation weekly, lived right here in Champaign at 506 W. Washington St.

My Amish Home: August did a good job sneaking up on me

"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God. And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:3-4