Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nice Job, Sojourn

Some practical gospel thinking:

Friday, March 26, 2010

You Say Coke, I Say Pop

The most useful thing I've seen this week:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sola Gratia

When your religion is characterized the way Tiger Woods characterizes Buddhism you do not find peace. No amount of self-effort brings the type of satisfaction needed to recover from what he has done,  or been through. Only the cross of Christ can bring that peace. For the cross qlone saves us from our sin and from our self righteousness. Make no mistake, we need salvation from both paths away from God.

"In the Buddhist religion you have to work for it yourself, internally, in order to achieve anything in life and set up the next life. It is all about what you do and you get out of it what you put into it. So you are going to have to work your butt off in every aspect of your life."
-Tiger Woods

I thank God that he promises an easy yoke for those who trust in Christ Jesus. When found a sinner in the hands of an angry God there is only way to peace...and it's exactly opposite of "working your butt off."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Preach that Meaning

Remember: Scripture meant one thing before you were born, means the same now, and will mean the same, should you die.

HT: Dan Phillips Twitter

Depersonalized Medicine

WSJ on the impending doom:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Coffee Shop is Not a Model for Church

"Please here me (and see point 3): there’s nothing bad, and probably lots good, about listening to emo bands, drinking fair trade coffee, and reading Wendell Barry at Panera Bread. Just don’t wear it all as a badge of spiritual honor."

Read the rest of Kevin DeYoung here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's Always Truck Month

This much I know...somewhere and somehow it's always Truck Month. 

Has anyone else caught onto this phenomenon???

80's Day at School (and yes they wore leg warmers too)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Perpetual Campaigner

There's a difference between being a leader and a campaigner. Our president is the latter. It's sort of like the difference between a pastor and a charlatan, itinerant preacher. How do I know this? The Washington Post confirms it:

"Seeking to close the deal on a health care overhaul, President Obama is getting out of Washington, leaving the city he loves to bash and giving himself a platform to portray himself as an outsider going up against big insurance companies and their Capitol Hill lobbyists."

The rest of Obama's Elmer Gantry type ways can be read about here: 

Mandatory Viewing

I started listening to Keller in 2005. Not as early as some, but certainly before he was a Xian rock star. This course looks great:

A Great Follow Up

Good thoughts from Kevin DeYoung on whether uncool people need God too.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Thoughts Exactly

Some provacative church planting insight here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Weekend in NYC

I spent the weekend in NYC for some wedding/engagement activities for my sister in law. My only star sighting:
Miles Finch - of "Elf" fame

He was in front of me in line at a bakery in Chelsea Market.

The Sky Is Still Falling...No Really It Is.

"From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption." 

Al Gore comes to his own defense in WSJ.