November 13, 2012

I have an eclectic assortment of stuff today.

First, here is an interesting piece entitled The Day My Dad Chopped Down an Idol. While the story is about actually chopping down an idol, the application works for all of us.

Of course, last week was an interesting week on a number of levels. This is true not only because of the election but also because of David Petraeus’ resignation. Al Mohler addresses both events. The most interesting part of what he wrote is about the election and demographics. For example, he writes: “Married women favored Mitt Romney (53%) rather than Barack Obama (46%). Non-married women, in contrast, favored Obama (67%) over Romney (31%). Note the scale of that reversal.” What is this about? Tom Chantry and Nathan Machel both discuss the election. Machel writes: “We looked at disasters like Greece and Spain and Argentina, and said ‘We want some of that!'” Chantry says, “Make no mistake about it: a vote for the President was a wicked act.  It is not sufficient to say that he is pro-abortion; the man is in favor of offing unwanted kids outside the womb as well.” As you can tell, neither writer minces words.

Justin Holcomb writes about the theology of Thomas Cranmer. Cranmer was clear about the gospel. This is worth reading. Here is a quote:

According to the Thomas Cranmer’s anthropology, what the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies. The mind doesn’t direct the will. The mind is actually captive to what the will wants, and the will itself, in turn, is captive to what the heart wants. The trouble with human nature is that we are born with a heart that loves ourselves over and above everything else in this world, including God.

Some of you will remember the book Peace Child. This video captures what has happend in the village where Don Richardson was missionary. Amazing grace!

Finally, here is a fun video encouraging people to attend a retreat. At least watch the first minute or so.


One Response to “Destinations”

  1. phfs9 Says:

    When you get right down to it, all arguments and debates in all categories (political, moral or economical), the real problem lies in the hearts and will of those who have literally either turned their back on God or (as I am told by one athiest) find it too restrictive to follow Christ.

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