8 end of week things to know

A few links and items of interest: 1. New Catalyst Podcast features an interview with Francis Chan from backstage at Catalyst last week, plus a review/summary of the event. You can listen or better yet, download from iTunes here.

2. Great conversation between Gabe Lyons and Jim Daly, along with Esther Fleece, on the Focus on the Family radio show, talking about Next Christians and a whole new wave of young Christian leaders.

3. Check out this Article in the USA Today about Katie Davis, featured at Catalyst in Atlanta and author of the new book Kisses from Katie.

4. Music recommendations: Ryan O'Neal and Sleeping at Last. Melodic sounds at every turn. We featured their song "Outlines" in the opener at Catalyst last week.

5. If you were at Catalyst in Atlanta, please make sure and return your Compassion child sponsorship packet this week!!

6. Our good friend Paige Hemmis from Extreme Makeover Home Edition joined us at Catalyst last week to talk about their upcoming show where they will build 7 Homes in 7 Days. They still need volunteers for this next week starting on October 19. You can Volunteer here.

7. Speaking of Joplin, the Present: Hope Bike Tour was featured on the Weather Channel and CNN this past week. You can still get involved helping victims of the spring tornadoes in Joplin and Tuscaloosa here. A clip from CNN:


8. This is why I don't mountain bike in Africa: