Over at The Blazing Center, Mark Altrogge posted a wonderful little piece on doing small things for God. It’s a good reminder that we don’t need to seek after the big things that will make a splash or bring us glory here in this life. We should remember that even the little things are counted among the good works “which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”. Read, Do Something Small For God
Piggybacking on an earlier article about abortion and forgiveness, this one by R.C. Sproul is outstanding. It’s about time that Evangelicals start writing about this. I’m hopeful that the dialogue will begin to focus a little more on the forgiveness offered in the gospel. The gospel after all, is the only thing that has the power to change lives; and changed lives is what is going to end senseless abortions. Read, Can I Be Forgiven If I Had An Abortion
I loved this post by Kevin DeYoung in which he exhorts us to desire knowledge and maturity. How often do we encounter a young person who loves to boast in his knowledge and yet lacks maturity? This is a sad sight indeed. If you have a suspicion that you may be in this camp, head on over to Ligonier and read Desiring Knowledge and Maturity
Defending the Faith
One of the popular attacks on Christianity is the (false) claim that the divinity of Christ was invented by the council of Nicea. Michael J Kruger puts that to rest over at Cannon Fodder. It’s worth reading.
This one might prove to be controversial. Then again, it seems that a good portion of the readers here are two-kingdom advocates so maybe not. For what it’s worth, I agree with Mika Edmondson. In this post, he urges churches to not invite politicians to speak from the pulpit. . . and I think he’s right. Does this mean that we throw in the towel and give up on transforming culture? Of course not; but bad things happen when the church exchanges word and sacrament for the sword. Bad things happen and we don’t have a biblical mandate for the church to do so. So why do so many churches engage in this practice? Read, 5 Reasons to Keep Politicians Out of Your Pulpit
Every so often I come across a post written by a seasoned pastor in which he gives advice about what he has learned in ministry. I read these with great interest and take them to heart. This one by Scott Slayton is no different. Read, 48 Scattered Thoughts about Pastoral Ministry and Being a Pastor
Rick Noack wrote an article on a recent poll in Iceland in which 0% of the participants claimed to believe that God created he world. While it does illustrate a trend in Icelandic thought anyone who studies numbers will be suspect of the results. The author’s claim that “literally no young Christians believe that God created the Earth” is mathematically improbable.