Joe Carter asks if there’s even any actual demand for same-sex marriage. David Murray offers a dozen suggestions to stave of Bible reading that’s become boring. I have regularly used a number of these for many years. It’s a very helpful list. I always like to read about what others are reading. Here is a […]Read More Grab bag
One classic hymn ponders the provision of salvation through Christ by asking the question, “And can it be…” And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain— For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, […]Read More How can it be?
Seen recently on the internet: Fred Phelps, leader of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, died this week. There have been numerous responses to both his life and death. Al Mohler, in “Fred Phelps and the Anti-Gospel of Hate — A Necessary Word” offers this wise insight: We must be very clear about the fact that […]Read More Grab bag
Some helpful articles from the last week: Denny Burk writes about sexual orientation in, “Is Homosexual Orientation Sinful?” I do not dispute that there is a legitimate distinction to be made between orientation and behavior. I do question, however, whether the Bible supports the notion that only homosexual behavior is sinful while homosexual orientation is […]Read More Grab bag
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been collecting articles that indicate moral dilemmas and debates in our culture. The spectrum of articles I’ve seen is broad. In January, the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision was marked. Those on either side of the debate are seemingly becoming more entrenched in their positions. The […]Read More Who decides?
This coming week (Tuesday, Jan. 22) marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, legalizing abortion. Since that time, some 53-55 million abortions have been performed in the United States, and perhaps more than 1.2 billion worldwide. Here are several articles worth reading to remind yourself of the importance […]Read More It’s been 40 years
Some helpful articles and blog posts I’ve spotted recently: Mike Riccardi [“Learning to Suffer Well: Trusting God’s Absolute Sovereignty”] writes, “…when we suffer, we should not seek to save God from His sovereignty. If we do that, we cut the legs out from under the solid, robust theology of God’s absolute sovereignty that we depend […]Read More Grab bag
Today was Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Typically, this day recognizes the inherent worth of unborn children, in opposition to the abortion movement. But to recognize the value of a human life is to recognize the value of every human life — from unborn infants to the disabled to the elderly. A few resources that […]Read More The value of a human life
Some 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 […]Read More Grab bag
With the passing of the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this weekend, there were a number of insightful posts about abortion. You might consider reading some of the following: The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law – Justin Taylor. Roe v. Wade: Is It Really All About Doctors’ Rights? – Desiring God. […]Read More A few more biblical thoughts about abortion
Writing in World a few years ago, Gene Veith contemplated the ethics of abortion: Acting outside of vocation is at the root of many of our problems.…Why is abortion wrong? A mother is called to love and serve her child, not take its life. Why is euthanasia wrong? Doctors are called to love and serve […]Read More One more reason why right to life is right
This weekend it will be 38 years since the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in the United States. It is true that the total number of abortions and the abortion rate in the United States have been declining from 1990 until the most recent statistics in 2008, when there was […]Read More Thirty-eight years of getting what we want
A few things spotted recently around the web: John Piper’s 8-month leave of absence ended at the end of December. Last Sunday he resumed preaching with the sermon, “Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name.” He also wrote an article entitled, “Why I Am Full of Hope About Bethlehem’s Future,” and while it is written […]Read More Grab bag
What I’ve lately been reading and listening to in books and blogs that is noteworthy: Desiring God, “The Difference Between Christianity and Buddhism” Al Mohler, “Permanence Before Experience — The Wisdom of Marriage” Al Mohler, “‘This is Life We’re Talking About’ — Abortion and the Health Care Bill” John Piper talks about “My 2010 Writing […]Read More Grab Bag
In the past week, Al Mohler has posted three different blogs that relate theology to life and the kinds of assumptions people have about God and the decisions that result from those assumptions. In “Air Conditioning Hell: How Liberalism Happens,” he writes, Theological liberals do not intend to destroy Christianity, but to save it. As […]Read More Mohler: 3 blogs on theology and life