The La Carte (July 16)
Grace and serenity to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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At Westminster Books you’ ll look for a sale on a brand new collection of R. Chemical. Sproul’ s Tabletalk writings, plus many of his other books.
Not simply More, But Additional: Teens, Theodicies, plus Classical Theism
In this article in the new Ad Fontes Journal, Rhys Laverty looks at Mackie’s famous triangle. “ To he Our god of Mackie’s triangle is a mere guy, and a straw guy at that. The conundrum supposes the qualities of power and love are part of God in the same way they will belong to us, since qualities or characteristics to be exercised as we imagine we would exercise them. But it’s not so with God. They are the definition of strength and love, and not simply by being the one who else best exercises all of them, but by themself being the source of our own ideas about those techniques in the first place. ”
Exactly why the Gospel-Centered Motion Overlooks Youth Ministry
Mike McGarry offers several interesting comments on why the gospel-centered movement has unnoticed youth ministry (and, in his opinion, ought not to).
Sorrows of Gold
“ The thing that has taken me forever along with a day to acknowledge: it is okay to be broken and delicate, and to ask for help. Self-sufficiency is the noblest of lies, grounded in pride. Our hardships are not designed to sanctify only us: the sharing of burdens is God’s means to also grow others. While all of us have our own duties to carry, self-sufficiency may stealthily morph in to selfishness. ”
Open Notice from a Cuban Pastor
This is a sorrowful letter from a Cuban pastor lamenting the situation in his nation.
Evangelism Isn’t Complicated; You Don’t Need An additional Course
Stephen Kneale offers a bit of a challenge here. “ You don’t need one more course. You don’t need extensive schooling. You need a sentence or even two that describes who Jesus is certainly and why this individual matters. And you are aware of it because you already believe it. And if you know it and think it, you are pre-loaded with everything you need to go and promote it with other people. ”
Husbands, almost eight Admonitions to Love Your Wife
Bill Boekestein offers husbands “ eight admonitions to love our wives with respect to their numerous facets. ”
We Are Not fast enough in Recognising Our Own Sin
“ We at all times tend to see the sins and shortcomings of other people more obviously than we observe our own sin. Since Jesus said, we have been the kind of people who notice the speck in the eye of others rather than the planks in our own eyes. It is hard to honestly assess our own religious condition. ”
Flashback: several Helpful Instructions upon Keeping a Log
The loss of your money, your property, and your possessions counts for nothing next to losing the particular record of God’s faithfulness to you.
The cumulative a result of too much information—so very easily and constantly available to us—creates an encumbrance that our minds plus souls were not designed to bear. —Brett McCracken