A short clip defending traditional marriage: The Case for Man/Woman Marriage - YouTube:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Some good questions to consider: Parents, Do You Think Before You Post? – The Gospel Coalition Blog:
"Parents, before you post about your small children, imagine a 13-year-old version of them reading over your shoulder. Your child bears the image of God just as you do. Does what you communicate honor them as equal image-bearers? Does it provide short-term gratification for you or honor long-term relationship with them? Does it potentially expose them to ridicule or label them? Does it record a negative sentiment that an adult would recognize as fleeting but an adolescent might not?"
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:19 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A critique of Grudem's Evangelical Feminism: Assessing Hierarchist Logic: Is Egalitarianism Really on a Slippery Slope? | Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE):
I focus my assessment instead on the underlying logic of the argument presented in the book. I argue that the book contains a number of logical missteps and that, once these are corrected, the hierarchists’ concern proves to be chimerical. I conclude by arguing what many of us already know: despite our irreconcilable differences, there is room under the evangelical umbrella for egalitarians and male hierarchists alike.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:28 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Interesting comparison: Is Mark Driscoll this generation's Pat Robertson? | On Faith & Culture:
Robertson’s incendiary comments are often political or prophetic, while Driscoll’s are usually theological or social, but it’s difficult to discern which are more provocative.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:23 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
How to Preach a Text When You Don’t Know What It Means – The Gospel Coalition Blog:
First, my advice, then I will illustrate.
1. Briefly let people know there are multiple options, but don't go through all the options in detail.
2. Briefly tell people which one you are most convinced about and why.
3. Preach with unashamed confidence the principles of the chosen option, giving them something to believe. So long as the principles are true, your integrity before the Lord will be covered.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:16 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tough question: Raising arrow children | The Resurgence:
When you look at children, do you see potential victims or potential heroes? The eye of faith sees both. We should seek to nurture and train children through the defenseless stage, knowing that on the other side of that endangered state is what we are truly after—a dangerous state.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 2:50 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Telling The Story From The Bible Part 2 Reviewing The Big Picture Story Bible and The Jesus Storybook Bible
Very long article comparing two children book on the Bible: Themelios | Article: Telling The Story From The Bible Part 2 Reviewing The Big Picture Stor - The Gospel Coalition:
The contrast between BPSB and JSB in what they add could not be more stark. Where BPSB strips stories down to fit into the "God's people in God's place under God's rule"rubric, JSB retells and expands the biblical narratives with a wealth of wit, adjectives, and conversational asides.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 11:13 AM