Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Victor Who Stands Mighty to Save

A prayer of W. A. Criswell

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There Are No Words

Planned Parenthood lobbyist appears to defend infanticide, arguing that how one deals with a baby born alive through a botched abortion is the choice of a family and doctor.

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Good Friday Meditations

A collection of devotional thoughts for Good Friday and Easter

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Trevin’s Seven

Links for your weekend reading

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Behold the Son!

On the sixth day, God had completed his work of creation. Now Jesus finished His work, as the spotless Lamb who died as our sacrifice.

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Worth a Look 3.28.13

Kindle Deal of the Day: Take Words With You: Scripture Promises & Prayers by Tim Kerr. $0.99.

A comprehensive compilation of approximately 1500 promises and Scripture prayers (ESV) to provide tangible traction to our prayers. It is intended to fortify our prayers with God’s Word and to build a strong faith in God in the one praying. It is also intended to better align the believers praying with the will of God, which God has promised to answer.

When Our Principles Don’t Survive Contact with Pain:

There’s an old military adage: “No plan survives first contact with the enemy.” Its meaning is plain enough. The best-laid, comprehensively PowerPointed plans can and do fall apart when the enemy appears and chaos ensues. After spending my entire life in America’s Evangelical Protestant churches, I’ve discovered the moral corollary to this military maxim: “No principle survives first contact with pain.”

Why Stanford Football Coaches Look for a Strong Vocabulary:

Then there is something unique Stanford coaches evaluate when meeting with a prospect, something that few would think predicts football success.

“Vocabulary,” Shaw said.

Vocabulary?

7 Summits Worth Climbing in Church History – Balthasar Hubmaier:

While some may still consider Balthasar Hubmaier mere dissonant noise of little value and continue to hear the Anabaptists through the overtures of Münster radicalism, a reexamination of Hubmaier can reveal a theological harmony with contemporary evangelicals—especially those rediscovering the vital doctrine of religious liberty.

Ayn Rand Really, Really Hated C. S. Lewis:

Ayn Rand was no fan of C.S. Lewis. She called …

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Behold Your King!

Look at King Jesus long enough and you’ll come to terms with a radically different conception of power.

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Worth a Look 3.27.13

Kindle Deal of the Day: The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripken. $2.99.

The Insanity of God tells a story—a remarkable and unique story to be sure, yet at heart a very human story—of the Ripkens’ own spiritual and emotional odyssey. The gripping, narrative account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith Nik and Ruth encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.

3 Reasons Your Small Group Can Edify and Evangelize at the Same Time:

When you raise the magnifying glass to the edifying/evangelizing distinction, you realize it has too high of a view of people who have followed Jesus for a long time, and too low of a view of people who might be on the cusp of becoming a new creation in Christ.

Therefore, I’m arguing that you adopt a balance in your a small group to benefit mature Christians, new Christians, and hopefully-new-to-be Christians simultaneously.

Why Christians Should Read Fiction:

I’ve found that most people who tell me that fiction is a waste of time are folks who seem to hold to a kind of sola cerebra vision of the Christian life that just doesn’t square with the Bible. The Bible doesn’t simply address man as a cognitive process but as a complex image-bearer who recognizes truth not …

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Behold the Man!

“Behold the man!” Pilate didn’t know what he was saying, but John the apostle did.

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Worth a Look 3.26.13

Kindle Deal of the Day: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd. $3.96.

David Brainerd, an early missionary to the American Indians in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania, died in 1747 at the age of twenty-nine at the home of his long-time friend and supporter, the eminent Puritan theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards. It is thanks to Edwards’ careful preservation and thoughtful editing of his friend’s Diary and Journal that Brainerd has influenced Christians all over the world for over 250 years.

A stunning walk-through Holy Week experience put together by Harvest Bible Chapel. Don’t miss “The Cross Builder” video.

A Christian Man’s Travel Plan:

These are a few basic things that I try to make sure I do each time I travel. Please let me know of other ideas you have about traveling as a Christian man. May God be honored in our lives, wherever we may go.

Was Lincoln a Tyrant?

Contrary to his critics, and despite greatly expanding executive powers, the president was pragmatic and respectful of individual liberties.

Ron Edmondson – 10 Traits to Identify Potential New Leaders:

Where do you find these people who can be future leaders? I find it helps to look for certain qualities, which all good leaders need or qualities that, consistently over time, seem to make good leaders.

Save the Whoms!

It has been a gradual but inevitable process, somewhat like the heat death of the universe. Whom is creeping slowly out of our vocabulary, trying to …

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