The Essential: Righteousness

This is the eighth installment in a series on theological terms. See previous posts on the terms theology, Trinity, creation, man, Fall, common grace, and sin. First and foremost, righteousness is an attribute of God: “For the LORD is righteous” (Psalm 11:7). The fact that God is righteous means that he “always acts in accordance with what is right and is himself the final standard of what is right” (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology). Righteousness is a statement about God’s moral …

A La Carte (11/18)

Forgiveness – Russell Moore writes about what forgiveness is and isn’t. “The most difficult math problem in the universe, it turns out, is 70 x 7. Perhaps the hardest thing to do in the Christian life is to forgive someone who has hurt you, often badly. But Jesus says the alternative to forgiving one’s enemies is hell.” Wallpaper – National Geographic has an amazing collection of wallpapers suitable for computers and mobile devices.  The iPod Generation – This isn’t good. …

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The Things He Wanted to Do – John Piper writes about Steve Jobs. “The wisdom Steve Jobs learned, he said, was this: Do a couple things, and do them well. You don’t have time for much. And most of things are not lasting. So do two or three things, and do them amazingly. Not a bad lesson. In fact, really good—as far as it goes.” Judgment Houses – Russell Moore offers 7 reasons that judgment houses or hell houses completely …

A La Carte (10/3)

Collateral Damage – Thabiti Anyabwile has written a very strong article on James MacDonald inviting T.D. Jakes to speak at The Elephant Room. “This isn’t on the scale of Piper inviting Warren.  This is more akin to Augustine inviting Muhammad.  This invitation gives a platform to a heretic.  It’s imprudent and counter-productive–witness already the Trinity-related confusions and obfuscations happening since announcing Jakes’ involvement.” Carl Trueman also writes more about the controversy. Desktop Wallpapers – In case you missed it on …

A La Carte (11/30)

Cyber Monday Today is “Cyber Monday,” the day that online retailers come up with deals to try to rival what brick-and-mortar retailers offer on Black Friday. Here are a few deals I noted this morning: The big news at Amazon today is a great deal on the 8 GB iPod Touch. Today only it’s on sale for the lowest price you’re likely to see. Meanwhile they’ve got tons of other deals on a wide variety of products. MLB.com is offering …

A La Carte (6/13)

Friday June 13, 2008 Desiring God National Conference Registration is now open. This year’s topic: The Power of Words and the Wonder of God. Speakers include Driscoll, Ferguson, Kauflin, Tripp… Youth “Must Read” Lists Doctrine Matters is asking your help in putting together a must-read reading list for youth. Space Wallpapers If you still haven’t prettied up your desktop, here’s another chance. Working Man Hands My most recent article at Boundless. A Bookmark for Book Lovers This page aggregates many …