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Destinations

September 23, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I don’t have much to recommend this morning. Here are a few links worth checking out:

Mental illness is probably more prevalent than most of us think. It is a very troubling experience for all those involved. David Murray briefly writes about it and links to a free ebook discussing how we might serve those with mental illness.

Can Christian freedom allow believers to watch risqué TV shows and movies? Some might lean on Titus 1:15 for support. Mike Leake unpacks the verse and writes of it’s application.

How about gambling? Should believers gamble? Andy Naselli leans on Vern Poytress to address the issue. Here is a quote:

Gamblers have false gods. They have such false gods because they fail in knowing God and in experiencing fellowship with God. That is the root. Gambling is a tax on alienation from God.

Finally, I’ve always appreciated the romantic aspect of baseball. I love the tradition, the statistics, and the game itself. I say this even though I don’t think I’ve watched nine innings of baseball this year. Walter White, I mean Bryan Cranston has fun capturing the game.

Destinations

July 1, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Yesterday, I really appreciated this devotional from the Mockingbird Devotional.

Here is a reminder of the scandalous grace of God. Here is a quote from the piece:

Grace pursues; grace transforms; grace molds porn stars into objects of delight. Grace means that God seeks out repugnant sinners—the Judahs of the world—and uses them to redeem wicked people.

This guy is amazing:

Destinations

April 2, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_The Oldest Tricks in the Book of Motherhood” will no doubt bring back memories. Or perhaps, you are utilizing these tricks now?

How should we respond when someone confesses sin? Erik Raymond in “Are You Aiding and Abetting Apathy?” encourages his readers to not miss opportunities to encourage.

The audio book “The Truth of the Cross” by R. C. Sproul is free this month.

Robert Farrar Capon and the Anti-Heroic Church” is well worth your meditative time.

One Sad Map

March 31, 2014

 

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Notice the small print in the righthand corner (click to enlarge): “There are no counties where a plurality of fans like the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, or Oakland Athletics.” This grieves me given that I’m an A’s fan. I guess this is akin to most people’s affection for things like diet sodas and Country Music. What is interesting, based on this map, is that the Yankees are really America’s team. My father-in-law was always a Yankees fan. I never understood this considering he lived an hour or so from the capital of the confederacy. Clearly, Virginians in his part of the state have an affection for the Bronx Bombers.

Destinations

March 31, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few items for your perusal:

Calvin encourages us to repent and not despair. I need this one.

Did you know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was opposed to abortion? Too bad her progeny hasn’t followed suit.

Ricky Jones answers the question, “Is Church Membership Really Required?” I hope you know the answer.

How do you get ready for church on Sundays? I’m not talking about primping and dressing, I’m getting at heart-preparation. Jordan Kauflin answers this question.

I’ve probably linked to this post before, but I love it. Kevin DeYoung writes about the glories of baseball. I appreciate all sporting events (I think I’d even enjoy watching a tiddlywinks match.), but baseball is best.