Destinations

October 9, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_R. C. Sproul’s book, The Promises of God: Discovering the One Who Keeps His Word, is free for Nook and Kindle. I don’t know how long it will last. While we’re talking free ebooks, Monergism has over 150 free ebook, and they are all good.

Why Did God Allow Satan to Harm Job and His Family? Certainly, this is a question worth grappling with.

Will Christians Be Secretly Raptured? If you think so, I’d encourage you to read this Gospel Coalition piece.

Kevin DeYoung helpfully writes about things we won’t regret. I want to keep my regrets to a minimum.

 

Where Is All This Going?

September 26, 2014

The Speech

August 28, 2013

I think we are all aware of the speech Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered 50 years ago today. I’m still amazed not only at his vision for America but his oratory prowess.  In light of this anniversary, here are a few links:

David Mathias and  Al Mohler helpfully comment on King’s legacy and trajectory.

Some might not be aware that King was a scholar. He had a PhD in theology from Boston University. Here is an interesting audio discussion of his beliefs.

Finally, here is the speech. Notice how he warms up during the delivery. According to the piece by Mohler, the “I have a dream” portion of the speech wasn’t in his manuscript. I think this is evident given he doesn’t use his heavily relied on notes (something I do) during this part of the speech.

Destinations

July 17, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I’ve been derelict in my blogging duties lately. So, here are some posts worth considering …

First here is “Kirsten Powers: How a Liberal Democrat and Former Atheist Came to Know Jesus Christ as her Savior.” I love conversion stories. This is a good one.

What is the longest book in the Bible? Here is a hint: the book of Psalms weighs in at number three.

Family devotions are always difficult. Parents, not the church, have the responsibility of raising children in the discipline and admonition of the Lord. Why not use the Heidelberg Catechism to disciple your children? Here is some help in using the catechism with your kids.

Here is a brief response to the George Zimmerman verdict (I know you are probably tired of hearing about it.) by H. B. Charles Jr. I think that most of us who hail from Europe have trouble resonating with the response from the African-American community. The difficulty with an event like this is that it is truly impossible to really know what happened that fateful night. Because of this I identify with people on both sides of the debate.

Church discipline is always difficult. Here is a reflection of how the excommunication of a father ended up being a positive thing.

When J.I. Packer speaks, we should attempt to hear what he is saying. In this article his concern is that too many churches in America are playing the numbers game. Whether a church is large or small, it is always tempting to gauge success and faithfulness based on the size of the congregation.

At Bowman, it always seems that there is some pushback when using the Apostles’ Creed. The word “catholic” trips us up. Here is a brief discussion of the word.

Is Jeremiah 17:9 true of believers? I appreciate this balanced answer.

25 Common Phrases That You’re Saying Wrong. Don’t you hate it when you find out you’ve been revealing your ignorance? I do it all the time.

I enjoyed this piece about the difference between British and American humor (warning: there is some very minor crude allusions).

Destinations

April 12, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Several months ago I posted this video about the abortion clinic at 3801 Lancaster in Philadelphia.  Babies born alive because of botched abortions were routinely killed. At least one woman died because of an abortion procedure gone wrong. Here are some of the heart-rending details. This alone will move you:

A woman who worked for Gosnell testified that she was called back to a room at his abortion clinic in Philadelphia where the bodies of aborted babies were kept to hear one screaming amid a shelf-full of dead babies. “I can’t describe it,” says the woman. “It sounded like a little alien.” She says the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell’s clinic.

Have you noticed that there has been almost no media coverage regarding this place? Why is this? Trevin Wax weighs in.

Every Sunday the people of Bowman hear the gospel in some sense. The reason for this is because through Jesus all of our needs are met. Our challenge is to believe this unbelievably good news. Here are two videos that are well worth watching. Both of them point to the impact of the gospel in our lives.

 

Destinations

December 12, 2012

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few odds and ends worth thinking about:

First, Al Mohler interacts with a recent Newsweek article questioning the historicity of Jesus. This issue is always worth grappling with. Our faith is constantly challenged.

You’ve heard me say that I’m a packrat and a plodder. I’m always collecting ideas and nothing comes quickly for me. I’m the tortoise not the hare. Mark Altrogge reminds us that God is looking for plodders.

The inimitable Carl Trueman tells us that freedom of speech is under attack. Here is his closing salvo:

Tell someone Jesus is the only way of salvation and find that they have gone away and killed themselves, and one day you too might be subject to a criminal investigation

In my effort to walk with the Lord I root against all San Francisco teams. Rooting for the Niners is like hoping Ahmadinejad has a pleasant day. Anyway, Barry Zito, pitcher for the leftest Giants, once pitched for the team on the bright side of the Bay. This to say, perhaps there is hope for Zito. Maybe, one day, he’ll return to his pure roots. I digress. Here is an article about how God has drawn Barry to himself.

What are we doing to alleviate eternal suffering?