He Will Not Despise Their Plea

He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea. Psalm 102:17

Less than 24 hours ago, the worst earthquake in over 200 years struck just outside Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and scaled at 7.0 in magnitude.

The Haitian president, René Préval, said that the toll was “unimaginable” and estimated that thousands had been killed and leaving more than an esitmated 3 million people affected by the quake.

President Obama responded with a message: “We will be resolute in our response, and I pledge to the people of Haiti that you will have a friend and partner in the United States of America today and going forward. May God bless the people of Haiti and those working on their behalf.”

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Favorite Book of 2009?

Tell us your Favorite Book of 2009 or your Favorite Book of All Time and you’ll be entered in to win 2 tickets to “Men at the Cross” – the 2010 NW Regional Men’s Conference on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th – featuring Donald Miller, author of the bestseller Blue Like Jazz. The conference also features three other great speakers: Bill Perkins, Joe White, and Mike Silva.

Not local to Oregon but you want to enter? No problem. We’re also giving away a hard cover copy of Donald Miller’s latest book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years to the runner up.

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Wanna See Switchfoot in Concert?

Tell us, in three sentences or less, your pick for Favorite Song or Album or Band of 2009 and you will be entered to win 2 tickets to see Switchfoot in concert at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on Monday, January 11th, 2010.

Not local to Portland, Oregon? No problem. We’re also giving away a digital copy of Switchfoot’s new album, Hello Hurricane, to the runner up. So everyone wins! (Well, not everyone, just two people. But we all get an “A” for effort. Or “E” … whatever.)

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Favorite Movies of 2009?

We’re searching for the top movies of 2009? And since we’re pretty confident most everyone will say Avatar, we’ll looking for some notable runner ups. Your answers will go in the upcoming Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Rethink Monthly (which we’re currently working on) featuring a cover story / interview with Rob Bell, Lessons from Tiger (Grrr!), and more.

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