Reminder: I’ve got a near-daily audio blog (i.e. podcast). Today’s episode is titled Jesus Wins.
(Yesterday on the blog: Think of Not Having Christ!)
I appreciate Randy Alcorn’s call to be aware of the scope of human trafficking and to pray against it.
Here’s a word about definite atonement (or limited atonement if you prefer) and missions. “In order to preserve the vibrant missionary zeal of men like Carey, it’s critical we view definite atonement not only as true but essential, forming the biblical basis of mission itself. Why?”
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Wyatt Graham continues his “short dictionary” series with a list of Trinity words.
Mike Emlet: “where do we go when the inescapable cares of our lives are multiplying? We look for and embrace the consolations of God. What are those consolations? It’s helpful to consider both ‘macro-consolations’ and ‘micro-consolations.’”
Here’s one to pray about: “An American missionary in Brazil is under investigation and possibly faces charges of genocide for entering protected lands inhabited by an isolated tribe in the Amazon.”
This one offers lots of to think about when it comes to social media (and Twitter in particular), even if you don’t agree with all the premises. “What Twitter shows us is a real-time ultrasound of the souls of America’s cultural and intellectual elite and its most committed activists — the people in charge of disseminating knowledge and who take the lead in organizing political action in our society. The picture it reveals is ugly, vulgar, shrill, and intolerant, with souls exhibiting an incapacity to deliberate, weigh evidence, and judge judiciously.”
If you’ve been reading blogs for a while, you may enjoy this journey into the past…
This qualification is a call to devotion—devotion first to God and then to a God-given spouse. It is a call away from adultery to be sure, but also from a wandering heart, wandering eyes, or wandering hands. It is a call on each one of us to be pure and chaste, to be exemplary in character and conduct whether in marriage or singleness.
Sometimes the best we have to offer comes from our weaknesses, not our strengths.—Darryl Dash