Archive for June, 2011

It’s a Wolfy World

June 30, 2011

Here’s a great 2 minute vimeo by Mark Dever on the need for “sheep” being in community…
http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/blogs/sgm/post/Video-Mark-Dever-Its-a-wolfy-world.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sovereigngraceministries%2FSGMBlog+%28Sovereign+Grace+Ministries+Blog%29
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Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

June 29, 2011

This question is posed in this vimeo to Thabiti Anyabwile, a pastor, writer and former muslim. He is responding to Miroslav Volf’s new book, “Allah: a Christian Response,” in which Volf declares that Christians and Muslims do in deed worship the same God and one can be 100% Christian and still engage in specifically muslim practices. Here’s the link:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2011/06/28/do-muslims-and-christians-worship-the-same-god/
I’m reading a book right now entitled “The Prophet and the Messiah” by Chawkat Moucarry, a Palestinian Christian who has some interesting perspectives. He makes the claim that for Muslims and Christians to dialogue should include an intention by both to proselytize the other, contra the new understanding of tolerance that holds all truth claims to be equally valid.

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Article on Illegal Immigration

June 20, 2011

Here’s an interesting blog post on illegal immigration by Russell Moore, a Southern Baptist pastor from the Gospel Coalition’s website. I don’t agree with all of his claims, particularly the one about Jesus being an undocumented immigrant, but the thrust of his admonitions toward the church and what our attitude should be toward undocumented immigrants should be heeded. I’d be interested in what you think. Here’s the article:
http://www.russellmoore.com/2011/06/17/immigration-and-the-gospel/
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Blessings in Disguise

June 14, 2011

Every once in a while I hear a song that strikes a deep chord in my heart, borne from a shared experience with the writer. Here is such a song, and I strongly encourage you to listen especially if you have been suffering in some way and wondered why God seems not to hear. It’s written by Laura Story and it’s entitled “Blessings.” Laura’s husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor 5 years ago (2 years into their marriage). After surgeries and much treatment he is in remission, but still suffers significant effects from it. the song speaks deeply to any who have gone through trials.

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Great article on mercy ministry in Ethiopia

June 7, 2011

Christianity Today had a recent article about a newly diagnosed foot disease in Ethiopia that may afflict more people than HIV/AIDS. It creates social outcasts of entire families, afflicts almost exclusively the poor, but is treatable and even curable. There are Christians who are banding together to show Christ’s mercy to the outcast victims of this disease. Here is the article:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/may/footwashers.html

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Join the conversation…

June 2, 2011

New Hampshire Public Radio’s Laura Konnoy has page on the nhpr website called “Socrates Exchange” where she poses a question and solicits comments, then does a show about it. This one is based on the worldview of nihilism and the question, “Is Life ultimately Meaningless?” The show is slated to run June 9th, but comments are welcome. I posted one and encourage you to do so as well. You will probably be slightly shocked at the assumptions many NH people make about the nature of life. Here’s the link:
http://www.nhpr.org/socrates-exchange-life-ultimately-meaningless?nocache=1#comment-153721

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