“Have you ever considered that your greatest contribution to the cause of Christ just might be the time you spend in intercessory prayer for your children and others we consider to be part of this “next generation”?”–Matt Olson.
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Dr. Mohler gives his take at the CNN Religion blog by asking and answering this question:
Are conservative Christians hypocritical and selective when it comes to the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality? With all that the Bible condemns, why the focus on gay sex and same-sex marriage?
Given the heated nature of our current debates, it’s a question conservative Christians have learned to expect. “Look,” we are told, “the Bible condemns eating shellfish, wearing mixed fabrics and any number of other things. Why do you ignore those things and insist that the Bible must be obeyed when it comes to sex?”
On its face, it’s a fair question. But it can be posed in two very different ways.
Click here to read Dr. Mohler’s response. Well said, Dr. Mohler!
Something very, very important known as the Nicene Council began meeting in what is known today as Istanbul, Turkey! What’s so important about that? They affirmed the biblical doctrine of the Trinity which was and still is very, very big!
Chris Brauns fills you in on the fascinating details.
God takes action in Christ against sin, death, and the devil. The doctrine of justification is not about the workings of impersonal law in the universe, or about manipulating its outcomes, but it is about God. The moral law is simply the reflection of the character of God, and when God acts to address the outcomes of the broken moral law, he addresses these himself, himself taking the burden of his own wrath, himself absorbing in the person of Christ the judgment his righteous character cannot but demand, himself providing what no sinner can give, himself absorbing the punishment no sinner can bear and live.
— David F. Wells
The Courage to Be Protestant
(Grand Rapids, Mi.: Eerdmans, 2008), 201
Are you going on vacation soon? Will it be a time of rest or running? Even if you are resting physically, what does it look like spiritually?
Christians, including pastors, need rest. We innately know this because we sleep every night, but practically, we tend not to schedule longer periods, days or weeks, to reflect and rest. And if you are like me, you don’t take advantage of that time even when you do take time off. My pattern is to shut down and spend less time or no time praying and meditating on Scripture. So I am bound and determined to redeem this vacation through renewing my mind with Scripture. Here are a few things I have meditated on as I ponder true rest:
Josh goes on to develop these three points.