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(Yesterday on the weblog: Biblical Constructing-Blocks for Sexual Purity)
Trevin Wax is anxious about the way in which Christians communicate of their beliefs in the case of morality. “In recent times, it’s develop into commonplace to see Christian leaders take an apologetic stand on a controversial concern. Not apologetic within the ‘defend the religion’ sense of the phrase, however ‘apologetic’ as if to say, I want this was completely different, however right here’s what we consider. Normally, this fretful posture comes from a deeper need to look respectable to society.”
Stephen Kneale is anxious a couple of new type of legalism that could be creeping into the church. “The brand new buzzwords are issues like ‘missional living’, ‘community’ and ‘doing life together.’ Now all these issues are rightly rooted in biblical ideas. … The ideas by which these items are rooted are completely biblical. However the issue comes when these ideas are pressed into guidelines that the bible merely doesn’t demand. It turns into an issue once we insist our ‘rules’ – good, and even greatest, as they could be for our particular context – are pressed into each context.”
Do passages within the Outdated Testomony describe the autumn of Devil? Dr. Peter Gentry offers a radical reply on this video from Southern Seminary, a part of their glorious Sincere Solutions sequence.
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I loved this angle on discipling college students. “When I think about the hopelessness our culture has for your teenagers, I think about the hopefulness our Scriptures have for them. Hopeful not because it’s the Hallmark-card-y or youth-pastor-y thing to say, but hopeful because Jesus rose from the dead. I love student ministry because while our culture has so little hope for the next generation, God’s hope for them and his plan for them has no limits.”
Why is it that Catholicism stays enticing to some evangelicals? John MacArthur proposes a number of causes.
“The Oscars have always been fundamentally silly, but 10 years ago they were still a major event. Celebrities still lectured people in their annoying, self-congratulatory way, but they had more cultural capital. People listened when they spoke, and that slightly restrained their sanctimoniousness. Now they are just howling into cyberspace, ever more desperate to be heard.”
“An open home is a sign of an open heart and a loving, sacrificial, serving spirit. A lack of hospitality is a sure sign of selfish, lifeless, loveless Christianity.”
The aim of a logo is to precise a actuality better than what could be expressed in phrases, so it ought to carry no solace to suppose that the Bible’s descriptions of hell could be symbolic. —David Platt