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It’s good, right, and important to celebrate the accomplishments of people with special needs. However, it’s also important we don’t do so in such a way that subtly argues that the sanctity of their lives depends upon their accomplishments.
Nancy Guthrie provides a look at the Garden of Eden which, not surprisingly, has echoes all throughout Scripture. (I’m not convinced about number 10.)
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Erik Raymond discusses the difference.
Speaking of preaching, Trevin Wax reflects on the joy that was his when he preached on a weekly basis. “As I reflect on the great honor I had to serve as the primary preacher in our church, I keep coming back to three main sources of joy.”
I love frequent-flier miles (and collect them avidly) so was glad to get some tips from this video.
Ronny Kurtz visited Amsterdam and was stopped in his tracks when he heard how much Dutch folk value autonomy. “Christian, self-autonomy is nothing to rejoice in. The news that we are completely in control of our fate would surely be bad news. Instead, we gladly entrust ourselves, and our futures, to the one who is immutable in his perfections and perfect in his ways. The wonder of wonders in the Christian faith is not that God has established our sovereignty in order to let us fend for ourselves; the glorious wonder of our triune God is that he has delighted in exercising his sovereignty for our good.”
You have probably heard this claim before, but it seems no one has ever been able to prove it definitely. Also, there’s another simpler explanation.
It’s the most obvious advice in the world, I know. But it’s advice every writer needs to hear and take to heart. Writers write.
Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior.—Charles Spurgeon