A La Carte (April 9)


It&#8217s not the greatest day ever for Kindle bargains, but there are nonetheless a couple of to appear at for the collectors.

(Yesterday on the weblog: PreachersNSneakers and Pastors as Life style Brands)

Christian Discourse in an Age of Outrage

Yes, we&#8217ve all observed this once again and once again. &#8220The globe has by no means observed an age like right now, filled with so lots of self-proclaimed professionals who know so small about their professed region of knowledge. The contemporary cycle of news and opinions coupled with the publishing energy of the world wide web has helped make an atmosphere exactly where a ten-minute Google search replaces years of study, study, and education. A person’s &#8216in depth&#8217 findings can be straight away shared on social media. The ensuing comments overflow with other &#8216professionals&#8217 holding opposing opinions. Battle lines are drawn. Insults are hurled.&#8221

Perhaps He is the Answer, and He is Enough

Madelyn: &#8220He does not guarantee to take away the uncertainty of my situations, but He does guarantee to be certain. And I’m studying, by way of lots of nights like final evening, that the certainty of Him in the lots of uncertainties of life is adequate. He is adequate. I can trust Him to fulfill what He promised, that all issues will function for fantastic. That His way is great. His grace enough.&#8221

About that Bulla in the City of David (Video)

&#8220A uncommon and fascinating discovery: A bulla (seal impression) and a two,600-year-old stamp bearing Hebrew names had been uncovered in the City of David. The artifacts had been found inside a public creating that was destroyed through the destruction of the Initial Temple and had been uncovered in archaeological excavations of the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem.&#8221

Jordan Peterson: Higher Priest for a Secular Age

You&#8217ll most likely require to slow down to truly get this a single. &#8220In our secular age, Peterson’s status as a social scientist provides him the effectual status of a higher priest. As religious authority has been diminished and decentered, social science has moved to the center. Economists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists—each utilizes &#8216tough information&#8217 to draw their conclusions about human beings, individual identity, and social order. As a clinical psychologist, hence, Peterson’s life-coaching combines the cultural authority of the social sciences with the spiritual appeal of vague religious intimations.&#8221

Exactly where Is Baptism in the Order of a Christian Life?

Brad Wetherell has a fantastic post on baptism (written from a baptistic viewpoint): &#8220Proclaim Christ. Baptize converts. Teach Christians. At the finish of the day, that is what each church and, by implication, each Christian, ought to be about. And the order of these 3 commands is significant. Proclaim, baptize, and teach is the order of the strategy for disciple-generating laid out by Jesus. However, I’ve noticed that some genuine disciples of Jesus are living their Christian lives out of order by delaying their baptism.&#8221

“Conservative” And “Liberal” Christianity

This may possibly assistance you greater have an understanding of what is meant by &#8220conservative&#8221 and &#8220liberal&#8221 Christianity. &#8220The words &#8216conservative&#8217 and &#8216liberal&#8217, when applied to churches, are indicators of a profound distinction, which has no connection to how the words &#8216conservative&#8217 and &#8216liberal&#8217 are normally employed.&#8221

Appreciate Actuarially

&#8220Christian, the Lord knows you are not an asset to the organization. He knows what a tangled-up knot of anxiousness, incompetence, and faithlessness you are. He knows precisely what a significant fat sinner you are. He knew precisely what he was obtaining into. Eyes wide open, and arms as well, he comes to embrace you. He’s not playing the angles, calculating the dangers, hedging his bets. Absolutely nothing is a threat to the Lord who sovereingly upholds the universe, anyway.&#8221

Flashback: My Dear, Sweet Girl

If you evaluate oneself to other folks you will generally appear greater than some of them and worse than other individuals. When you appear greater you will consider you are fairly fantastic. When they appear greater you will be sad. There’s a greater way! Examine oneself to Jesus.


To study the Bible is not merely an exercising in intellectual comprehension it is an chance to stand just before the throne of the King of the universe. —Jonathan Leeman



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