The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before Nick Vujicic got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver
Forgive Us These Faults – Much has been said of late about “respectable sins,” to borrow Jerry Bridges’ phrase. Here Tim Keller looks to John Newton and describes a list of sins that we prefer to think are mere “foibles.”Texas Bible – This is kind of silly and kind of helpful. This Chrome extension replaces all of the Bible’s second-person plurals (i.e. “you”) with your choice of “y’all,” “youse guys” or some other regional way of distinguishing them. More helpfully, it replaces all occurences of The LORD with Yahweh.When Beavers Were Fish – A little piece of history: “In the 17th century, the Bishop of Quebec approached his superiors in the Church and asked whether his flock would be permitted to eat beaver meat on Fridays during Lent, despite the fact that meat-eating was forbidden.”The Beauty of Space – Every branch of science is beautiful, astronomy no less than others. This short piece from PBS is well worth watching (though you may find you also want to shout at the people to just acknowledge and praise a Creator!).Providential Perspective – WORLD: “Homeschooler turned sportswriter Thomas Lake shares stories that are more than chance collections of circumstance.”Is This Good News? – Michael Horton writes about the pope’s recent statements that so many people found surprising. “There is no way to reconcile the previous councils and papal pronouncements depriving non-Roman Catholics of salvation with the idea of the ‘anonymous Christian.’ Nevertheless, there it is. Not the development of dogma, as Cardinal Newman formulated, but the flat contradiction of dogma.”It’s Not About the Nail - Funny!As secret worship is better the more secret it is, so public worship is better the more public it is. —Matthew HenryAdvertise here via BEACON
After about 20 years of a divisive debate on allowing women to be bishops, the Church of England published proposals on Friday to approve the ordination of female bishops by 2015.
I was with my granddaughter Stella and she said the cutest thing. She looked deeply in my eyes, then pushed her little nose right up to mine and said, "Papa, I can see myself in your eyes!"
Most church leaders don't grasp the value of a website to get guests to their churches to hear the gospel. Most church websites are terrible
It was striking that in the oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case before the Supreme Court so little credence was given to the connection between marriage and procreation.
The board of trustees of Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting (MCCS) vehemently opposed this week's decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay boys into the ranks. However, the national organization, based in Abilene, Texas, is urging church-sponsored Scout units to "stay the course" and "continue to be a positive witness for Christ through the world of Scouting" rather than leave the organization.
The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hand down a set of decisions this summer that could advance a cultural and political shift in the way marriage is defined in this country. Is your church ready for this?
The bill created in secret by the Gang of Eight is an outrageous betrayal of American workers, both high skilled and low skilled. Claiming it is bipartisan, the drafters were Democrats and globalist Republicans.