Monday, February 28, 2011
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Last night, during my message on Amos and the ensuing discussion regarding social justice, I referenced a book by Tim Keller entitled Generous Jusice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just.
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Deep in unfathomable mines
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
Judge not the lord by feeble sense,
His purpose will ripen fast,
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
2. In your opinion, what are the requirements one must meet for local church membership?
3. What are the privileges of being a member of a local church?
4. What are the responsibilities of being a member of a local church?
5. What, if any, are valid reasons for parting ways with a local church?
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
According to Justin Taylor (over at his blog):
"Caryn Rivadeneira argues not only that it is permissible for a boy to wrestle a girl in an athletic competition, but that the example of Jesus toward women requires that he do so! You can read her full argument to see if you find it biblically compelling, faithful, or wise."
Taylor proceeds to agree with Mohler's article on the issue and links to a piece John Piper wrote regarding this sort of thing a while back.
What do you think?
Posted by Bro. Matt at 3:27 PM
"In the second place, this announcement means that President Obama and his advisers now believe that the full legalization of same-sex marriage is both inevitable and without major political risk to the President and his plans for re-election. That, in itself, represents a moral earthquake. The President clearly believes that a sufficient number of Americans will either support or accept same-sex marriage — and this comes just a few years after a majority of the states passed constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage, and most by huge margins.
"The President has made his decision. The Attorney General has now made his announcement. Mark your calendars for yesterday. That day now represents a tragic milestone in the betrayal of marriage."
Posted by Bro. Matt at 6:12 AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
In the other world, Joel Northrup is seen as a young man of brave and noble conscience — a boy who defaulted a match rather than violate his conscience. The statements offered by Joel and his father are seen as moments of temporary sanity in a world going increasingly mad. The chivalry demonstrated at great personal cost by this boy athlete is to be celebrated, affirmed, and acknowledged as being deeply rooted in his Christian convictions — convictions about gender, modesty, the treatment of girls and women, propriety, decorum, and sexual purity.
In Rick Reilly’s world, and in accord with his worldview, it makes sense to say, 'Body slams and takedowns and gouges in the eye and elbows in the ribs are exactly how to respect Cassy Herkelman.'
In Joel Northrup’s world, and in accord with his worldview, that statement is nothing less than insanity.
I, for one, am proud to know of a boy and a family who refuse to consider girls and women as proper opponents on a wrestling mat — opponents to be bloodied, gouged, and slammed. Joel Northrup may have defaulted a match, but he refused to sacrifice his Christian conscience for a moment of earthly glory.
The general direction of the culture is clear: we are moving out of Joel Northrup’s world into Rick Reilly’s world. Along the way, something immeasurably more important than a wrestling match is about to be defaulted."
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Monday, February 21, 2011
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