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A La Carte (January 31)

monday

Good morning! Grace and peace to you.

(Yesterday on the blog: God Is At Work, Even When All Seems Still)

Good fear, bad fear

Andrée Seu Peterson considers various kinds of fear, both good and bad.

Pronouns for God

“One of my regular complaints is that Western theologians behave as though they are the ones who determine what is and what is not correct for the rest of the world.” In this article, Eddie looks at some discussions of pronouns and shows that we may be too hasty in the way we speak about them. After all, not all languages work like English.

Zwingli: God’s Armed Prophet

I really enjoyed this interview with Bruce Gordon as he discusses Huldrych Zwingli.

Leadership in Civil War, Treason, Hypocrisy, and the Burden of History

Similarly, I really enjoyed this discussion between Al Mohler and Allen Guelzo as they discuss Robert E. Lee. The best part may come right at the very end.

Cannabis is in the Bible: Debunking an Interpretative Myth

“‘The Bible includes cannabis as part of the worship of Yahweh!’ Marijuana advocates often repeat this claim in an effort to gain leverage for the moral permissibility of smoking pot. The claim is so strange and peculiar, pastors, church leaders, and parents can be caught off guard and find themselves ill-prepared to answer this bit of cannabis urban legend. Does the Bible mention cannabis as part of worshipping the LORD?”

10 Passages to Read with Someone Who Is Near Death

This is one that is probably worthy of a bookmark since, sooner or later, you’ll likely have opportunity.

God’s house is a hive for workers, not a nest for drones.

—Charles Spurgeon

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