Economics: Finland experiments with a guaranteed minimum income.Theology: An old sermon by John Piper examines the wonder of the Incarnation.Church: Tim Challies reviews the practical ecclesiology book,the Vine Project.Christ: Despite some of the discussions I’ve had of late, yes most scholars in relevant fields still believe Jesus existed.
My local Church has decided to make the focus this year the pursuit of holiness. Now, as someone who has been around church circles, when we first talked about the idea, I have to admit I had a slight lurch in my stomach. Holiness? Does that mean we’re going to be going around like Saudi … Continue reading Pursuing Holiness
Technerdiness: Apparently some people have turned to body modification to keep apple airpods in their ears.Grieving: Remember that Christmas can actually be a harder time for some. Desiring God gives some thoughts as we pray for friends and family that may be grieving in a time of great joy.Politics: Some think the religious right is … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 23, 2016)
Nativity Quiz: How well do you know the Nativity story in the Bible? Take this quiz to find out.Reporting Putin: How can we interpret support for Putin in the west as something other than “extremism”?Canon Dating: (no, not having coffee with artillery) Michael Kruger argues for an early understanding of a NT scriptural canon.Marriage Check … Continue reading Online Reading (December 20, 2016)
I know it's strange to say this: but I really don’t like how some people are nice to me in traffic. It isn’t everything nice that people do, but today when I was trying to turn left from a busy street into a bookstore parking lot in the city I live in, someone on the … Continue reading Hearts in the Right Place?
In my last post, I talked about how I now believe that Paul’s view of the Christian mind, as shown in Romans 12:1-3 is a fundamental alteration in the way a Christian processes their world and their place in it. It isn’t simply that we exchange a “worldly” set of opinions for a “Christian” one.From … Continue reading Evangelism as showing Christ to be Glorious
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is … Continue reading The good mental OS