The American Church is losing the war. I’m not thinking of the cultural war, or the war against abortion, or the war against same-sex marriage, or the war being waged against the faith of our children, or the war for respect among the elites in the media. I’m thinking of a much more important war … More The American Church is Losing the War.
Church, Discipleshp and Christian Living Seven Ways to Love Christians Who are Overweight This is such a needed post. We need to love one another better. Here’s help for one particular group. Why We Need to Bring Back Catechism We need to give serious consideration about reshaping a modern catachetical approach to Sunday … More Weekend Links are Back
Israel was instructed to circumcise all males as a symbol of their covenant with God. But that’s all it was—a symbol (cf. Lev. 26:41) . It was always designed to point to an internal reality. It was always designed to reflect a heart that delighted in being in covenant with the creator, a heart that … More Circumcision of the Heart
Saturday Musings Alexander Whyte’s counsel on how to pour out our heart over sin when we find it. “And, as with all our trouble, so let us do with all our sins. For our sin is the mother of all our trouble; get rid of the mother, and you will soon get rid of her … More Killing Sin Before it Kills You and Your Relationships
Purity of Heart is the The Will to One Thing: Purity of heart. It’s what the believer in Christ yearns for. It is what is always beyond our grasp. And it is what he must continue to yearn for seeking the Holy Spirit’s empowerment to obey the command of Christ, “You shall be perfect as your … More Purity of Heart is the Will to One Thing
Sunday Afternoon Musings “The glory of bread is that it satisfies. The glory of living water is that it quenches thirst. We do not honor the refreshing, self-replenishing, pure water of a mountain spring by lugging buckets of water up the path to make our contributions from the ponds below. We honor the spring by … More Glorify God, but How?
Weekend Links Some of the more interesting links on the radar screen this week. Drove 1,200 miles in the last three days. Tired. Enjoy. Better Interaction with Culture Why Dracula is More than Entertainment (Eric Metaxes—breakpoint audio) Fox News’ Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower (Testimony of Kirsten Powers from Christianity Today. The gospel’s power to transform … More Dracula and Christ; Political Liberal Converts to Christ; Eric Metaxes; Luther’s 95 Theses; and much more
Weekend Links Standing on the Bible and being able to defend your position is becoming more and more dangerous but that is where faithfulness is tested. Conservative viewpoints are systematically censored. Paganism is reasserting itself and the culture seems oblivious to both its danger and its silliness. G.K. Chesterton was right, if people will not … More The Oscars: Cru Loses a Staff Member and Maybe Much More; Repentant Leaders; Mark Driscoll
Sunday Musings “It is a good day when thou givest me a glimpse of myself; Sin is my greatest evil, but thou are my greatest good; … My country, family, church fare worse because of my sins, for sinners bring judgment in thinking sins are small … Let me … More Praying for Holiness on a Sunday Afternoon
Another gem from the offerings of Kairos Journal This comes from a previous generation (many previous generations ago) and requires a slow reading. Think on Charnock’s words. He is wise and he writes to make us wise and holy–two things that God desires and we need. Practical Atheism—Stephen Charnock (1628 – 1680) Educated at Emmanuel … More The Practical Atheism of Disobedience