The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?
Preparing for Sunday Helped, along with 4,600,000 others by Fernando Ortega and an old hymn. Maybe all of us preacher types ought to remind ourselves that we need Jesus every hour. Maybe we would be more effective in reminding our congregations that they do too.
This, from an interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology (Discipleship in the Age of Spectacle), [April 2, 2016] “. . . image-making technologies contribute to what the Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls a ‘culture of spectacle.’ Llosa observes that, in the past, the purpose of culture was edification: building society by … More Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon
Reading with the Pastor Psalms 64-65 “Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.” Psalm 64:1 (ESV) I am reading a book written by one of my professors from seminary. For years I have looked upon him as one of the great gifts to the … More Fighting Depression and Anxiety Well
Politics, Worldview, Education, and Culture Ben Shapirio on Why the Hollywood Educational Scandal Is and Isn’t Important. It’s about much more than what the media is focused on at the moment. Our Culture of Contempt The assumption that all disagreement is because the disagree-er is hateful is a major problem in our civil discourse. … More Weekend Links for St. Patricks Day Weekend
While meditating on Psalm 105, some simple lines to remind my soul that there is such a thing as glory. With apologies to Rich Mullin, there is glory in every page of Scripture if we rightly discern its subject. However circuitious, the subject is always Christ. God’s glory is on display and we all need … More There is Such a Thing as Glory
Politics, Climate Change and Entertainment Stossel on Is Sweden a Socialist Country? Bottom Line: Put the breaks on the the mad rush to socialism. AOC’s Green New Deal Proposal is . . . Ben Shapiro’s wit and wisdom give perspective on a new proposal from the current media darling. Insanity … More Weekend Links: Sweden’s Socialism; AOC; Pastor Arrested; Forgiveness; Jim Kelly family on Suffering and much more.
More Evidence of the Decline and Falling of Western Culture Save the Caterpillars, Abort the Babies Yes, you read that right. That is exactly what the Virginia Congresswoman has proposed on the same day! Eric Metaxes Interviews the Son of Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn (Ignat) He is the conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and … More Weekend Links for the Discerning Reader
Audrey Assad has been around for a bit. But she is a new discovery for me. And the delight of her artistry and the passion of her heart for our magnificent God is intoxicating. His mercies are new. Greet the days of your life with the knowledge of His mercy.
Would you pray this for me today? Would you join me in praying this for you today? (Music video follows)