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January 15, 2013
Tim Tebow’s Life Is a Tragedy - This is an interesting take on Tebow. “Everyone’s life is a story, especially the lives of celebrities. But the way our stories get told is often what distinguishes us common folk from celebrities, mostly because celebrities have the media following them around creating a narrative, or drama, that always takes a predictable path.” He argues that Tebow’s life is a tragedy, fabricated by the media.
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me - Carl Trueman looks at the difference between Al Mohler and Tim Keller when it comes to evolution and wonders aloud why it is that many of the leaders of the new Calvinism are making complementarianism a major issue and evolution a minor one. It makes for a good and thought-provoking read.
The Plain Preaching of the Gospel - Justin Taylor shares a great quote from Charles Spurgeon as he argued that the plain preaching of the gospel was (and still is!) sufficient to grow the church.
Why Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate - Dr. Mohler’s article on the debt ceiling is worth reading even if you read only long enough to see what he says about it being a “pseudo-event.”
Why We Need Plumbers—and Pastors - You can probably identify with this: “Growing up I knew I could serve God in whatever profession I chose. Providing, of course, I chose to be either a missionary or a pastor. … Sure, a wealthy executive or doctor who lived faithfully for Christ might achieve a modicum of respect in church circles. But spiritually speaking, they were ‘walking wallets,’ useful for funding ministry—the real work of the Lord.”
Believing right doctrine will no more save you than doing good works will save you. —C.H. Spurgeon