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(Yesterday on the blog: How Can You Balance Life and Ministry and Your Passions and Hobbies?)
“Too often the word ambition conjures up negative images of Wall Street investment bankers rationalizing self-serving greed. Or, one might find the word plastered across a motivational poster with a climber clinging to the side of a mountain attempting an ascent. But which is it? Is ambition bad, or should we cultivate it in ourselves and in our children? Does the Bible promote ambition?”
You may be surprised to know what Roman Catholic theology considers the greatest of all Protestant heresies. Sinclair Ferguson explains.
This is exciting news. So now we’ve got Amazon working on a series set in Middle Earth and Netflix working on Narnia.
I think this is wise counsel from Jonathan Leeman. “A number of pastors have asked us for counsel on how to address the Brett Kavanaugh nomination on Sunday. My basic counsel is, you don’t have to address it, but if you do, don’t pick a side. Instead, pray about it, showing a concern for God’s name, God’s justice, and the hurting.” (Also, Ben Sasse’s Senate speech from two days ago is well worth 18 minutes of your time.)
There is also wise counsel to be had from Kevin DeYoung. “I believe pastors must be very careful how they lead their churches in our politically polarized culture. I know there are good brothers and sisters who may disagree with these principles and their practical implications. But at the very least, pastors must disciple their leaders and their congregations in thinking through these matters wisely and theologically.”
Dr. Guy Richard, a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, offers a good answer in this short video.
This is quite a story from Bloomberg. “During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.”
When I demand that people speak my preferred love language, when it becomes the one way I receive love, I unnecessarily narrow my experience of love.
Follow Christ. It is costly. You will be an exile in this age. But you will be free.—John Piper