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Trevin's Seven

Seven links for your weekend reading:

1. Read these articles back to back: CT - “Heresy is Heresy, Not the Litmus Test of Gospel Preaching” and TGC “The Radical Gospel – Defiant and Free”, then Tullian “Two Ways to Realize Radical Obedience”

2. Ed Stetzer on issues church planters face. Darrin Patrick quoted on why churches stay small.

3. The Osteen Moment: Your Own Moment Will Come Soon Enough

4. A picture of the models used in “American Gothic” – standing next to the painting

5. Why FaceBook (and your church) Might Be Making You Sad

6. D.A. Carson reviews the book, Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

7. Michael Hyatt on what makes for a great book title

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  2. Regarding the “law and gospel” debate illustrated in your first set of links, I do think many evangelical/fundamentalist churches send a message, sometimes implicit, that we have to live up to a certain standard of morality before we can be acceptable to God. Many have reacted against that message by emphasizing faith (expressed in terms of passive acceptance) of Christ’s finished work on the cross, and de-emphasizing works as having anything to do with our salvation. Christians have to figure out a way to hold faith and works together in a way that is scripturally balanced. I think we can learn alot from the Eastern Orthodox picture of salvation being like a dance. We don’t earn our invitation to the dance – it is freely given by God and accepted by faith. But it IS a dance, with God leading us. So it is not enough to simply accept the invitation to the dance but not actually dance. Salvation from God requires cooperation and participation on our part.

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