Wednesday, June 18, 2014

When My Fashion Accessory Told Me To Take a Hike

This is one more reason why I don't post stuff about my kids: When My Fashion Accessory Told Me To Take a Hike | Challies Dot Com:

"But I see it now: Some of these photos weren’t for you or for them—they were for me. My kids were accessories to me, a way of making me look good in your eyes or making me feel good about myself. I would only share the details of their lives and times that helped me in some way. I was using my kids as a kind of fashion accessory, what the dictionary defines as “a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.” That was it! I was using my kids to somehow make myself more attractive. It was all about me."

The Elton John Version

Doug Wilson talking N.T Wright to task on women's roles in the church: The Elton John Version |:

"“I fully acknowledge that the very different reading I’m going to suggest may sound initially as though I’m simply trying to make things easier, to tailor this bit of Paul to fit our culture” (p. 79). 

Yeah, that’s what it sure seems like, but I really appreciate him saying so."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist

Semantics: R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:

"Now the idea of existence says to exist is to stand out of something. And the idea meant to stand out of being. So that something that exists is something that has one foot in being, and the other foot in becoming, or in non-being. Unless it’s connected somehow to being, it couldn’t be. We wouldn’t be human beings, we would be human becomings. And if it had both feet in being, it couldn’t be a creature. Well the point I’m saying is that we don’t want to think of God like this."

Neo-Puritanism VS Neo-Calvinism (PDF)

Interesting comparison. Carson and Keller are in different columns: Neo-Puritanism VS Neo-Calvinism

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Bible Project

Could become a good resource. They plan on making a short video on each book of the Bible and on some themes in it: The Bible Project:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure

A good unpacking of Romans 8:28 by Piper: Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure | Desiring God:

"In this three-minute video, John Piper continues his series, in partnership with YouVersion, through the Bible’s ten most-highlighted passages."

The Bagpipes of Hard Sovereignty

A good post on unanswered prayer and suffering: The Bagpipes of Hard Sovereignty | Blog & Mablog:

"My emotional distress is not a very good logician. If I am under affliction, that suffering does not give me the right to say, “In a world in which such suffering goes on, I refuse to believe that triangles have three sides.” Well, sorry, that links two things together and it provides us with a poster child of the non sequitur. My suffering cannot undo something that must be."

100 Bible Knowledge Questions

Not a bad little quiz, reminded me a little of the Moore College PTC Intro to the Bible test: 100 Bible Knowledge Questions | TGC: