"As one who has far more data to work with than many others, I must admit that the whole series of events leading up to last Sunday has shaken me to my core. The reason for this is simple. I just witnessed one of the most elaborate satanic schemes pulled off in modern history. The devil concocted the perfect plan to tempt a pastor to sin and the devil left nothing to chance."
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This is a sad thing: Fighting for the Faith: My Perspective on Tullian's Sin:
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:02 AM
Monday, June 29, 2015
Self identification only gets you so far: Black Is Black, I Want My Country Back | Blog & Mablog:
"Iowahawk nailed our drunk generation to the wall when he said that my gender is apparently what I think it is, while my race is what other people think it is."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 2:20 PM
Ouch: The One Thing Bruce Jenner Got Right | Blog & Mablog:
"Christ makes all things new. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. And when God gives us a new heart, it is far more real than the old broken one. In regeneration, God is turning us into people. God takes away the heart of stone, and in evangelical conversion He gives a heart of flesh. So what does God give? He gives a living, beating human heart. He gives a genuine heart. All our surgeons can do is give fake boobs."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:35 PM
Monday, June 22, 2015
A nice article on our modern arguments for sexual freedom: Freedom Is . . . a Sexual Ponzi Scheme? | Carl R. Trueman | First Things:
"A vision of personhood and freedom reduced to a series of sexual encounters designed to stave off boredom represents a somewhat childish and vacuous philosophy of life. Indeed, this is what now passes for thoughtful and provocative journalism in a quality newspaper and yet I hardly needed to break sweat in picking apart such nonsense. Conservative Christians may be in a minority, but thank God we have a richer understanding of what it means to be human and to be free than the rather simplistic and—dare I say it?—boring and predictable one which is exhibited here."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:12 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Nice quote by Doug Wilson: Now Hiring . . . | Blog & Mablog:
"So we should be in the market for young Christian men and women who are willing to be trained in genuine cultural engagement. They won’t be embarrassed by old-fashioned virtues, like hard work and discipline. They will respect authority and defy the authorities. They won’t get fired from jobs because of laziness, and they will get fired from them because of something they said about homosexuality. They won’t resent money and success, and they won’t be dazzled by money and success. They will laugh at the hipsters, and they will laugh at themselves laughing at the hipsters. They will loathe the enticements of corrupt entertainment, and they will love a true story. They would rather die than become one of the cool kids. They will be cool"
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:57 PM
Challenging and comforting: 8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder | Challies Dot Com:
"Consider that there is no one in the world more likely than you to be instruments of their eternal good. You have advantages that no others have, such as the insights you gain into their hearts. Because you are with them every day, and because you have so much knowledge of their weaknesses, you have unique opportunities to instill the knowledge of Christ into them. "
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:23 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Looks like a good free audio book this month: Free Downloads on christianaudio - Christian Audio! Audiobook Download, Monthly Free Book:
"As a Christian father, you bear a tremendous responsibility--to raise your children through both biblical instruction and personal example."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:47 AM