A La Carte (3/26)

Monday March 26, 2007 Music: C.T. has a long and interesting article about the Passion movement. Science: Discover has several articles featuring twenty things you didn’t know about a variety of topics. How about this: “A pair of brown rats can produce as many as 2,000 descendants in a year if left to breed unchecked.” Shudder. Books: Ray Fowler points to John Calvin lite. The Rev. William Pringle assembled his ‘One Hundred Aphorisms, Containing, Within a Narrow Compass, the Substance …

Reformed Eye for the Arminian Guy

A Letter to The Learning Channel To Whom It May Concern, I write today to offer your television network the rights to what I am convinced will soon be the most popular reality show on television. Reality television has offered the discerning viewer much entertainment and so many opportunities to learn. We have learned how to dress, how to cook, how to build motorcycles and hotrods and even how to build beautiful rooms using plywood, staple guns and glue guns. …

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Friday Ramblings

Ping! That’s the sound of a pin dropping in the blogosphere. My RSS reader has been awfully quiet this week as I suppose the majority of bloggers are taking a break from the usual commitments. Good for them! Most people outside of the retail world are doing little if any work this week, and those of my friends and family who are working keep mentioning that they seem to be the only ones in their offices this week. I’ve been …

Repentance and Evangelicalism

The concept of repentance seems to be in full-fledged retreat in today’s church. Evangelical Christians love to stress decisions, worship, faith and growth, but seem to leave out one rather critical aspect of the Christian faith. We need not look far to find people who confess Christ, yet continue to live in ways that would call their confession into question. More than simply committing sins, so many are living truly sinful lifestyles. One has legitimate grounds to wonder if they …

Repentance

It seems that the idea of repentance has fallen out of favor in the church today. We love to stress decisions, worship, faith and growth, but seem to leave out one rather critical aspect of the Christian faith. We need not look far to find people who confess Christ, yet continue to live in ways that would call their confession into question. More than simply committing sins, so many are living truly sinful lifestyles. One has to wonder if they …