Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!
My thanks goes to BJU for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about their counseling degrees. “BJU Seminary equips Christian leaders through an educational and ministry experience that is biblically shaped, theologically rich, historically significant, and evangelistically robust.”
(Yesterday on the blog: The Holy Sexuality Project)
“I can’t stop the destruction that sin unleashed on the world. I can’t stop the tears of the ones I love.
Neither can you. What do we do then when our tears fall? What do we do when all we can see is the aftermath of another tragedy?”
Zachary Groff writes about a recent ruling of the Supreme Court and how it impacts Christians who hold to a sabbath view.
“If you had asked me at about age eleven what I wanted to be when I grew up, my ready answer would likely have been Archaeologist. To this very day, my family teases me about my hope that the Cave of Machpelah has never really been found and that I will be the one to stumble across the undisturbed remains of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah and Jacob!”
Stephen McAlpine writes a follow-up to a controversial article he shared last week. “The shock and dismay at my post, and the concern that I apparently misrepresented the church in question: all these things are a tiny taste of what non-affirming Christians face in the media on a constant basis. A tiny taste of the shape of things to come.”
Seth writes about the music his family makes and, along the way, celebrates one of God’s good gifts.
“Why? How? When? All of us who know the Lord have questions for him. But are they OK? Is it right to question God? Interestingly, the answer is not as simple as one might think. There is no clear yes or no.”
God’s care for us may be better expressed in allowing us to fail than permitting us to succeed. That’s because we’re often better at handling failure than success. Failure has a way of bringing us to the end of ourselves, of causing us to rely even more on the Lord.
God’s word preached does not merely tell us to work; it does the work.—Sinclair Ferguson