Thursday, February 25, 2010

David Platt @ Southern

Buckle your seat belt

HT: Asher

The Missionary Impluse (NYT)

"Imagine if a voodoo minister from Haiti had shown up in Boise after an earthquake, looking for children in poor neighborhoods and offering “opportunities for adoption” back to Haiti. He could say, as those who followed Silsby explained on a Web site, that “the unsaved world needs to hear” from the saved."

Read the rest of this unfair, but poignant article from Timothy Egan here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The One in Heaven Laughs

From Douglas Wilson:

"Those who lived by the weather anecdote died by the weather anecdote.

They probably could have managed this, because enormous amounts of money were involved, not to mention a power grab of Orwellian proportions. Men like this were not going to slowed down by snow flurries in Georgia.

But then the climate data went blooey. Turns out the books were cooked, rigged, made up, massaged, bought and paid for, and then lost. There went the climate, and the phrase "the science is settled" took on a much more ominous meaning.

And then God, for His mercies endure forever, sent the world the winter of winters. The one enthroned in Heaven laughs; He holds them in derision."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yeahhhhhh, booyyyyyy....!

Avery breaks it down in chapel last week:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Canada Isn't just for Hosers, Eh.

Great piece by Brokaw:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The "Sport" Issue Revisited

If you are almost six months pregnant, and competing a sport's highest level I question the legitimacy of your sport:

Monday, February 1, 2010

What it Costs to be a True Xian

"What does it cost to be a true Christian? “It will cost him his self-righteousness. He must cast away all pride and high thoughts, and conceit of his own goodness. He must be content to go to heaven as a poor sinner saved only by free grace, and owing all to the merit and righteousness of another. He must be willing to give up all trust in his own morality, respectability, praying, Bible-reading, Church-going, and sacrament-receiving, and trust in nothing but Jesus Christ. Let us set down this item first and foremost in our account. To be a true Christian it will cost a man his self-righteousness.”

~ J.C. Ryle Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle