I have pretty much finished filming EPIC: Scotland and am now enjoying a few days of vacation with my family in Scotland. The Isle of Skye is just as beautiful as I had been told!
(Yesterday on the blog: How and Why I Choose Which Books to Read and Review)
This article applies foremost to Christian institutions in one part of the world, but the principle applies much wider than that! “That’s a general rule: always build a boat for foul weather. Hope for fair, but build for foul.”
I, for one, have never regretted the Greek I studied (but do regret not studying more). “I well remember sitting at my desk in grad school, cramming vocabulary into my head like a duck willingly stuffing its body for foie gras. At that desk I said to myself, This is boring and hard and I really don’t like it I need sugar or TV or a TV program about sugar. But now I can’t imagine my life without Greek. Is Greek worth the pain? Yes, yes, five times yes.”
“Let’s meditate deeply on the truth of our justification by faith alone in Christ alone. Let us fight to protect this most precious doctrine from all of the malicious attacks that the evil one seeks to level against it through the sophistries of false teachers. That is a hill worth dying on.”
With some commandments it’s easy to see how we break them; others require a little more introspection.
Where to start? Gene Veith: “Abortion cannot really be defended by appeals to morality or logic. So pro-abortion arguments are mostly based on emotion, unsupported ‘rights’ talk, euphemism, and statements that just don’t make any sense.”
Here’s a new poem you may enjoy. Why aren’t more people writing poetry?
Erik Raymond: “The Bible often gets a bad rap. Being an ancient book there are cultural, historical, and theological hurdles to mount when we decide to study it. But, we should not take this to mean that the Bible is inaccessible. God has spoken through his written Word in such a way that we might understand who he is and what he wants us to do.”
I want to be really godly, but not as much as I want to be kind of godly…I want to achieve the goal a little bit less than I want to put in the effort necessary to have it.
Yielding to God’s will can be hard. And sometimes, it really hurts. But it always brings peace.—John Perkins