Weekend A La Carte (8/25)

 

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4 Responses – “We are facing a true moral inversion — a system of moral understandings turned upside down. Where homosexuality was even recently condemned by the society, now it is considered a sin to believe that homosexuality is wrong in any way.” Al Mohler suggests how Christians are to respond.

Joel Osteen and Family Feud – I enjoyed reading how this person responded to Joel Osteen coming to his hometown. “I had no desire to attend, but I did want to head downtown and do something outside the gathering as an act of quiet personal protest.”

Confused by Complementarianism? – I appreciated Carl Trueman’s thoughts on complementarianism here, and why it, of all issues, has been raised to the status of a “dividing issue.” To be clear, I am not necessarily saying I agree with him; rather, I appreciate the way he makes me think here.

Clouds – A gallery of clouds. Yes, clouds.

The Missing Ingredient – A good word for preachers: “Like cooking, preaching can become bland. It can fail to have that freshness worthy of the gospel table. There are many reasons why. One could identify a lack of preparation, lack of understanding, poor delivery, and shallowness. We would not disagree that under-cooking the homiletical meal is a problem. But there is something else that can make preaching bland: the deadly reality of not being personally wowed by the subject.”

Sin is not so sweet in the committing as it is heavy and bitter in the reckoning. –Richard Sibbes.