Archive for July, 2012
I appreciate Christian blogger Melissa Jenna’s strong challenge to fellow sisters-in-Christ about the the acceptance of so called “Mommy Porn”–specifically, the best-selling erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey” and the male-stripper themed movie “Magic Mike.” Melissa shares her surprise at…
“I can feelingly say, he has proved himself stronger than I and his goodness superior to all my unworthiness. He tells me (and enables me to believe it) that I am fair, and there is no spot in me. Though an enemy, he calls me his friend; though a traitor, a child; though a beggared My dry and empty barren soul is a post from: Ray Ortlund
The Ohio Supreme Court agreed this week to hear the case of a teacher who was fired for allegedly injecting religion into the classroom. John Freshwater was officially dismissed from Mount Vernon Middle School in January 2011 and the termination by the district board was upheld by a local judge in October.
A whites-only pastors’ conference in Alabama concluded Friday with a disturbing ceremony – the burning of a cross, or what organizers prefer to call the “Sacred Christian Cross Lighting Ceremony.”
The Obama administration declared Afghanistan the United States’ newest “major non-NATO ally.”
Recordbreaking, unrelenting heat has killed 30 people across half the country. Temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in several cities.
I laughed at the warning located at the beginning of Wendell Berry’s novel Jayber Crow (which is a great read, BTW): NOTICE Persons attempting to find a “text” in this book will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a “subtext” in it will be banished; persons attempting to explain, interpret, explicate, analyze, deconstruct, or otherwise “understand” it will be exiled to a desert island in the company only of other explainers. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR
Paul Tripp had a great post over at TGC blog entitled 6 Traits of a Pastor in Awe of God. I was particulalry challenged by trait #3, which reads: Passion No matter what is or isn’t working in my ministry, no matter what difficulties I am facing, no matter what battles I am fighting, the expansive glory of God gives me reason to get up in the morning and do what I have been gifted and called to do with enthusiasm, courage, and confidence. My joy isn’t handcuffed to circumstances or relationships. My heart isn’t yanked wherever they go
A scaled-down version of Gay Pride, without the usual motorised floats, snaked through London earlier today, funded by Tesco and the Mayor of London. BBC Report here. Tesco’s announcement in November last year of funding of £32,000 for the event led to a Christmas boycott, followed by disastrous trading figures and a 16% mark-down in their share price. … Continue reading »