How Do You Admonish Someone on A Debatable Issue in the Church?

The answer to that question is in an email I got after a great discussion we had in our Sunday evening Bible study this week. I’ve posted it below. But let me put it in context for you. Our study of Acts has reached the episode of the Jerusalem Council in chapter 15. This isContinue reading “How Do You Admonish Someone on A Debatable Issue in the Church?”

Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s

I finished reading the last half of the Book of Job today in my ESV Personal Size Reference Edition. I have been trying to read through the Old Testament this year in the ESV (I’m actually quite behind), so when this paragraphed edition came out, I was determined to read it in that edition, whichContinue reading “Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s”

UPDATE TO: Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…

Josh Harris’ dad and renown homeschool advocate Gregg Harris has weighed in on Josh’s remarks that I posted here earlier this week. Gregg is very supportive of Josh’s pleading with his congregation to display humility and unity when it comes to differing approaches to educational choices among fellow believers. Here’s what Gregg said: Hey Josh,Continue reading “UPDATE TO: Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…”

Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…

…is by being gracious to others who don’t educate their children the same way you do. This is a way to show humility and the grace of Christ toward others who haven’t reached the same conclusions as you. Having that grace will drain the tension in the air and breathe the love of Christ. EducationalContinue reading “Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…”

When Sin Pays: How We’re Making a Mistress a Star

Eliot Spitzer is getting eclipsed by his mistress. I find the media’s treatment the entire sex scandal to be contradictory and strange. On the one hand there is apparent, and I say only apparent, outrage over Spitzer’s escapades with a high-priced prostitute. And on the other hand there is a bit of hand-rubbing glee thatContinue reading “When Sin Pays: How We’re Making a Mistress a Star”

Beauty’s Attraction: Like Irresistible Grace

“I just think beauty is irresistible. It disarms us. It takes away our arguments. …I think that beauty, which is more related in my mind to the sublime, is what we can not resist.” – Stephen Dunn, poet This is what Calvinists mean when we talk about irresistible grace. By His grace, the Spirit awakensContinue reading “Beauty’s Attraction: Like Irresistible Grace”

Moses Was High On Drugs?

The story has been in the news lately that some Israeli professor is now saying that Moses was actually high on drugs when he was on Mt. Sinai. I think it’s always an amazing feat of arrogance to think you can psychoanalyze someone 4000 years after they’ve lived! Why do people think they can doContinue reading “Moses Was High On Drugs?”

It’s All The Reward You’re Gonna Get

Satire is always funny because it’s laced with so much truth. (HT: World From Our Window) (Thanks Brandon for the tip!) Now, more seriously: If we entertain people, our church will grow. If we lead in worship, our church may shrink until it is composed of a group of people who want to worship. ThenContinue reading “It’s All The Reward You’re Gonna Get”