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(Yesterday on the blog: Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments)
Fascinating and helpful: “The African and Christian worldview stand in stark contrast to one another. Conversion often requires a painful wrenching from the African worldview, upbringing and experiences, which can result in spiritual insecurity for the new convert. Here are four Biblical pillars that every African Christian can use to help them stand firm against spiritual fear and doubt…”
“Even though I drove past death every day of my life growing up, it wasn’t the kind of death I had to think about. The people and the names didn’t touch me. Now, walking through this cemetery as a forty-one-year-old man, the death that surrounded me was personal. It had touched me, my family, and my neighbors.”
This is a good recounting of an interesting little story. “Please listen carefully and don’t hang up. Those were the first words this unknown male caller said to me when my brother handed me the phone…” (Note: He uses “hell” flippantly a couple of times in the story.)
This video is very well done. It provides an annotated look at Apollo 11’s journey to the moon and back.
Don’t confuse the two! “There is a difference that makes all the difference in Christianity. It’s a difference that takes the pressure off so there’s no Christianity left to do—everything has already been done. All because of that difference, now you are—for the first time—freed to do.”
“In March of 2004, Karen Watson and three other humanitarian aid workers were killed after their vehicle was ambushed. They were in Mosul, Iraq working on a water-purification project. Through this work, opportunities to declare the gospel were surely going to present themselves. On that mundane sort of missionary day – a day where Karen was simply doing what she was called to do – gunmen fired assault weapons on the civilian vehicle.”
As I’ve read my usual blogs, I’ve noticed more and more Christians grappling with what’s worth sharing with the world and what’s not. It’s a good and necessary conversation. “Recently I’ve been posting less and less, and that’s because I’ve been asking myself a different question before clicking ‘post’. I’ve been asking, ‘What good might this do, and what harm might it do?’”
If you are married, you need to learn the dance, the rhythms, patterns, habits, and actions that promote the deepest intimacy, the healthiest sexuality.
This week the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books and this post is written by Joel R. Beeke. I continue to be thankful for each blog sponsor.
Both church and world seem to have traded away the notion of leadership for celebrity.—John MacArthur