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Archive for February, 2014

In the tradition of the Screwtape Letters,  Scargoyle instructs Moldwhistle about the easiest time to tempt families.  Read it this Saturday night!

“Our research has identified Sunday morning as the most successful time to attack the family. Church is a dangerous place. While we can’t keep all families from church, we can offset the detrimental effects of corporate worship by fostering conflict and self-righteousness among family members.

Perhaps you will see what I mean if I describe a recent Sunday sabotage carried out by Malwick, one of your new colleagues.”

Read Scargoyle Attacks the Family.

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Joel Beeke has a short (3 minutes) video on the Puritan practice of godly meditation.

In it he explains how the Puritans incorporated regular, systematic meditation each day.

Also he talks about their practice of occasional meditation throughout the day.

Finally, he lists the top four topics their pastors urged them to meditate about.

Click here.

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Two gems from Andre Seu

Christians who continue to uphold the Bible’s teachings on, say, homosexuality as a sin and marriage as the lifelong covenant of one man and one woman are the new ignoramuses of the religious world. Rather than being called “fundies,” which is a term out of vogue in the 21st century, they are called “haters,” or “bigots.”

“I personally believe that most people would rather be thought immoral than stupid.”

How true.

What do you most fear being called?  Read Fear of being labeled a ‘fundie’

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More articles that you can read but it’s worth picking out a few to look over and ponder!  Don’t go to sleep on this issue!

Click over to SSM round-up  over at the Cripplegate.

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Jen Thorn has a post that Christian wives can quickly read, easily understand, and instantly implement.

“As a wife we get to see the life of our husband in a way that no one else does. We hold great power in showing love, encouragement and praying very specifically for our husbands. Things that will not only build up our husbands but also strengthen our marriages and build up our homes.

On the other hand we also hold great power for destruction. Our words and tone can destroy fellowship and motivation, and our criticism takes away peace and creates resentment. Because we are close to our husbands it is easy to share our thoughts without discerning first if these words will build up or tear down.

God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue.
Thomas Watson

Here are 3 ways to speak into the life to our husbands. . . ” It’s all here

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America is declining spiritually and morally (and in other ways as well)! We are in a tailspin and a downward, deadly spiral in our culture.  But if you know your history, this has happened before.

Jesse Johnson asks and then answers the question: “Has there ever been another culture that has slide this far this fast?”  He answers “Yes and yes!!!” I commend to you  Jesse’s three posts on book called “Judges” in the OT–a book that explains the rapid decline of the nation of Israel and God’s deliverance.

Judges is an important book to be familiar with. It may not show us how to live, but it shows us what kind of God we live for. Ours is not the only generation to do what is right in our own eyes, and Judges has a way for bringing clarity to that noxious notion that trying to be a good person is somehow a good thing.

Here’s the three part series an a brief quote or synopsis from each

Judges for US:  Judges is an important book to be familiar with. It may not show us how to live, but it shows us what kind of God we live for. Ours is not the only generation to do what is right in our own eyes, and Judges has a way for bringing clarity to that noxious notion that trying to be a good person is somehow a good thing.

Judges Judging US: Compromise corrupts and a little compromise corrupts absolutely. Danger is internal, judgment is external.  “the danger for the church is always compromise being allowed on the inside. We are not responsible for what happens in the world, but we are responsible for what happens in our heart and in our flocks. That is where defeat and danger are seen. We should lament the culture’s run into sin, but also understand that the real battlefield is not the culture war, but the war for the purity of our hearts, our homes, and our churches–culminating in evangelism.”

The mirage of moral intuition:  “Like Israel, our culture too has slaughtered its weakest, enslaved its strongest, and exploited the most vulnerable. And in a sure sign of our collective depravity, we live in a culture that actually thinks “doing what is right in your own eyes” is a virtue.”

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I didn’t realize that Elisabeth Elliot is still alive.  I didn’t realize her first two husbands died (everyone knows about her first one, of course). And I didn’t realize that she married a man who was a former tenant of hers  and who still cares for her as she suffers from dementia.  It’s all here in Walking through fire.

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