Yesterday, right after I posted my daily article, my server experienced what the host described as “catastrophic hardware failure.” For that reason the site was unavailable most of the day. I believe the problem has now been fully fixed. Finally, after years of paying for backups, it was proven worth it!
And now some links, beginning with Westminster Books which has a great deal on the ESV Heirloom Bible.
The Gospel Coalition has just released the audio and video from the recent women’s conference. It is free for the taking.
Jared Wilson is right in his wheelhouse writing about things like this. “Our church worship gatherings ought to be welcoming and comprehensible to unbelievers who are present, but many churches actually structure the entire worship service around them. There is no real biblical precedent for this, and furthermore, it’s not the most effective way for your church to reach lost people, anyway.”
“Barronelle Stutzman is the Washington florist sued by a gay man, a friend and client of almost a decade, who was outraged by her refusal to do the flowers for his same-sex wedding. Whatever you think you know about her case, I bet you don’t know a lot of things in that short three-minute video.”
“Sins of conformity happen when, because of the pressure to fit in, you adopt the sinful action or inaction of a group.” We are all prone to such sins.
This is way above my pay grade, but still awfully interesting. “While others have covered the ins and outs of the controversy with some depth, I am more interested in why this clash is happening, and why it is happening now. Michael Bird has said that this is about to be a ‘miniature civil war’. While that may be an exaggeration, the clash was inevitable for several reasons.”
This Day in 64. 1,952 years ago today, Nero began the first Imperial persecution of Christians. *
Courtney Reissig: “I’m no historian, but I wonder if there has ever been a time where a longing for significance and fame has been so present for all of us.” Can we be content to be anonymous in a world that wants us to try to make a name for ourselves?
It’s a pretty flower, right? No, wait, it’s munching on that bug…
R.C. Sproul asks what happened to beauty when it comes to our places of worship.
“In brief, an evangelical is a person who believes the ‘three rs’: ruin by the Fall, redemption through Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit. It follows that an ‘evangelical leader’ is a person who stands out in the advancement and defence of those truths.”
I have often been told that “broad” views are wanted in the present day. I wish to be as broad as the Bible, neither less nor more. —J.C. Ryle