Mar 312013
 

God Is on the Cross. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Page: 101Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope. Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his parents, Easter Day, 25 April 1943 Amazing that […]

Mar 312013
 
Ishtar or Easter?

Facebook has been awash in clever posts and images claiming that Easter has its origins in the pagan fertility ceremonies celebrating the goddess Ishtar. I try to be clever in return, usually commenting along the lines that it is amazing how Christianity has the power to convert pagans like me & pagan holidays like Ishtar. […]

Mar 312013
 

God Is on the Cross. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Page: 99Good Friday and Easter—the days of God’s overpowering acts in history, acts in which God’s judgment and grace were revealed to all the world—are just around the corner. Judgment in those hours in which Jesus Christ, our Lord, hung on the cross; grace in that hour in […]

Mar 302013
 

The Truth of the Cross. R.C. Sproul. Just read on Tim Challies’ blog that one of his favorite books by R.C. Sproul, The Truth of the Cross for the Kindle is currently free at Amazon.com. Not only is this book free but, reading the reviews on Amazon.com, it is highly recommended! I have downloaded it […]

Mar 302013
 
Recovering Fundamentalist: Hate the Sin but Love the Sinners?

Sure we have all heard it and it sounds ‘right’ but is it biblical? Isn’t that the way Christians are supposed to deal with the sin-de-jour? Mark Lowry doesn’t think so and I don’t think the bible does either. The only sin we need to be preaching to those outside the church is the sin […]

Mar 102013
 
God's Goal for You is not Happiness - Matt Chandler - Village Church

The podcast sermons of Pastor Matt Chandler at The Village Church in Texas are some of my favorites. He not only handles scripture well but has a delivery style that is captivating. This sermon from Galatians challenges our preconceived notions of what God’s wonderful plan truly is for our life. It is not cruel, unjust, […]

Mar 052013
 

God Is on the Cross. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Who better to reflect on the meaning of Lent and Easter than Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Book PostsGod Is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter – Dietrich BonhoefferGod Is on the Cross – Good Friday and EasterGood Friday & Easter – God’s Judgement & GraceBook InfoGod Is on […]

Jan 102013
 
Intolerance is the new Orthodoxy

Really shows that ‘toleration’, ‘reasonable’, and ‘sensible’ are all words that only work one way. Here are some quotes from the original post Louie Giglio and the New State Church: As citizens, we ought to insist that the President stand up to his “base” and articulate a vision of a healthy pluralism in the public […]