Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Burning Grace

"A Xian Saint burns grace like a 747 burns fuel at takeoff."
-Dallas Willard

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Clown Camp

I wouldn't step foot (or let my kids step foot) within a mile radius of this:
Clown camp teaches kids more than just how to laugh |

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Take Up Your Cross

“It is only when you deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow your Lord that you begin to experience the transcendent humanity for which you were created. Remember, Christ’s call to you is a rescue.

In asking you to deny yourself and follow, He is giving to you what you could never earn or achieve on your own. You will not find it in your marriage, in parenting your children, in accumulating possessions, in the esteem of friends, in theological knowledge, or in the most beautiful location.

Christ offers you what you cannot earn and what the physical creation can never offer: the all-surpassing glory of knowing Him. This is the world’s best prize. This is the universe’s best meal. This is the only thing that will give life meaning and fill you with lasting joy.

The final question: in your everyday situations and relationships, where are you finding it hard to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Christ?”

–Paul David Tripp, A Quest For More: Living For Something Bigger than You(Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2008), 121.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Restaurant or Family???

I'm not at all a Driscoll groupie, but this is very good:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fun Stuff

I just finished this book with my girls:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Father's Day cards? Really???

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This One from WSJ

According to Dorothy Rabinowitz the distance between this president and people is being revealed:

"A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class."

Rest of the the article here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Here's an interes....

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Friday, June 4, 2010

A Sweet Reunion for Coach Wooden

I respect John Wooden as much as any sports figure I can think of. He died today, and I remembered this piece by Rick Rielly done last year:

A VOICE for Life

HT: Challies (again)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

When it Rains it Pours

I know very little about Grace Community Church in San Antonio. I know they meet in a burger joint called Fatty's, which is fantastic, and I know they make great videos:

#10: Truly Reformed

Ray Ortlund does it again:

#10: Truly Reformed

His Conclusion:

My Reformed friend, can you move among other Christian groups and really enjoy them?  Do you admire them?  Even if you disagree with them in some ways, do you learn from them?  What is the emotional tilt of your heart – toward them or away from them?  If your Reformed theology has morphed functionally into Galatian sociology, the remedy is not to abandon your Reformed theology.   The remedy is to take your Reformed theology to a deeper level.  Let it reduce you to Jesus only.   Let it humble you.  Let this gracious doctrine make you a fun person to be around.  The proof that we are Reformed will be all the wonderful Christians we discover around us who are not Reformed.   Amazing people.   Heroic people.  Blood-bought people.   People with whom we are eternally one – in Christ alone.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010