Grab bag

Click here for more "Grab bag" entriesSome helpful articles I’ve spotted around the internet recently:

  • John Knight reminds us about the subtle ways in which the agenda of abortion is pushed in the media. “Three continents. Six children dead. Every headline mistaken.” is a tragic tale of the death’s of six innocent children, and a sorrowful demonstration of how far the understanding of when life begins has declined in our country, and around the world.
  • I recently listened to an interview on Connected Kingdom with author Latayne Scott — a Christian convert from Mormonism, who has done extensive writing about Mormonism.
  • Do you ever think about what’s good and bad about technology?  Here’s a thoughtful answer on Justin Taylor’s blog:  “It’s fast, cheap, effective, and cool. That’s the good part. The bad part is that it’s fast, cheap, effective, and cool.…”  Read the rest.
  • Concerned about those who put an X in Christmas?  Are they taking Christ out of it?  R. C. Sproul has a good answer:  “There’s a long and sacred history of the use of X to symbolize the name of Christ, and from its origin, it has meant no disrespect.”  Read the entire article.
  • Clint Archer offers “10 Darts that Burst the Tongues Bubble” — “Is this how your church practices tongues?”
  • At Christmastime especially, most could benefit from J. C. Ryle’s exhortation to “Be Content.”
  • Several years ago I preached a biographical sermon on the life of Fanny Crosby.  Here is a brief video about her life (HT: John Knight):

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