Rob Bell Comes Out Gay Affirming? – A Video of Rob Bell answering a question asked by an audience member in which he recalls a story of a gay childhood friend and tells how that friend helped him realize that “…they’re passionate disciples of Jesus, just like I’m trying to be.” Not a fence I would want to straddle.
Mark’s “What Would You Do” Ethics Question – I really wonder where Mark Lamprecht gets all these questions. Does he just dream them up? I think he must because he doesn’t look old enough to have experienced all of them!
5$ Friday Sale – Head on over to Ligonier and check out their Friday sale. Lots of good deals.
Making Progress in Sanctification – A sermon by Sinclair Ferguson in which he says, “If you desire anything less for yourself than absolute obedience to God, a life of total devotion to the Lord, a life of absolute sin-less-ness — if you desire anything less, you are fighting against God’s desire for you.” This is a very good sermon and well worth the 45 minutes you will spend listening to it.
Seriously? I ran across a blog post today that just boggled my brain.
According to Peter Rollins’ About page, he “is a widely sought after writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker. He is also the founder of ikon, a faith group that has gained an international reputation for blending live music, visual imagery, soundscapes, theatre, ritual and reflection to create what they call ‘transformance art’.” Now, I’m not able to ascertain exactly what kind of “faith” is being talked about when it says he founded a faith group, but in a blog post he posted advocating that we stop teaching the ethics of Jesus, I’m not thinking that his definition of faith and mine are the same.