Daily Roundup

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. 

Don’t Get Organized, Get Enthralled – Learning how to say “no” to good things so you can be passionate for God.  Download the free eBook.

That Place in Wales – Interesting little story about the town in Wales with the longest name in the world.  I wouldn’t even attempt to try and pronounce it!

The Extraordinary Logic of Romans 5:9-10 – The a fortiori argument found in this passage.  Don’t know what “a fortiori” is, have a read and learn.

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.

 

Daily Roundup

Seeker Driven Hirelings of Today vs. Godly Men of Old – Ken Silva shares an article by an unknown author regarding Pastors.

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.

What is the Rapture? – An excerpt from R. C. Sproul’s book The Work of Christ.

Some Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness – John Piper shares some weapons we can use.  I especially like point 1 and have memorized it. 

What Essential Quality Must Every Pastor Possess? – In the same vein as the link directly above, Brian Croft states that “holiness” is essential. I say if you can’t say amen, you ought to say ouch!

Your Leviathan – Ray Ortlund muses on God’s answer to Job.  The last paragraph is profound if you dwell on it a moment.

Stop Teaching the Ethics of Jesus?

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.

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