Blog Break (30 Jan 13)

Here are three links that will (hopefully) inform, inspire and encourage you today. Enjoy;

  1. In ABORTION AND THE GOSPEL, Russell Moore discusses how abortion is really a Gospel issue. He highlights the fact that most people who carry out abortions are actually Pro-Life. They are conservative, Christians who believe that abortion is murder. Still, they go ahead and do it. Why? Read and find out.
  2. If you’re a regular visitor at this blog, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to put a lot of emphasis on knowing “the right things” about God and knowing them in “the right way”, which may have ended up making Christianity look a bit too complicated and intellectual. I hope this post, HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO KNOW? by Michael Horton, will encourage you by dispelling many misconceptions about how much one needs to know to be considered a true convert.
  3. Finally, JESUS WAS A DIRTY, DIRTY GOD is a fresh look by Johnnie Moore, on the humanity of Christ, and why this should encourage rather than discourage us. “In Jesus we meet a Savior who understood the desire to sleep just a few more hours, and who had to control his temper sometimes. In Jesus we find a God we can relate to because he chose to relate to us.”

Enjoy your reading and have a blessed day.

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What President Obama Aborted from His Inaugural Address

obamaAs I listened to President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address, I couldn’t help but notice a Great Omission (well.. several recurrent omissions) which trailed throughout the speech.

The reason I noticed the omission is because the President chose to root his speech on a fundamental claim of the Declaration of Independence. These were his opening remarks:

What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Blog Break (21 Jan 13)

Here are some links to articles and blogs that I found insightful and worth sharing today:

  1. ““You can’t legislate morality” has become a common turn off phrase. The truth, however, is that every law and regulation that is proposed, passed, and enforced has inherent in it some idea of the good that it seeks to promote or preserve.” In WHY WE CAN’T HELP BUT LEGISLATE MORALITY, Micah Watson argues (rather persuasively) that morality is the only thing we can and should legislate.
  2. The question of suffering is one that continues to puzzle many Christians, despite Jesus’ promise that those who follow Him must expect it. In HOW DO WE KNOW IF GOD IS DISCIPLINING US? D.A. Carson expertly deals with the question of what is happening when bad things happen to Christians. “Should these happenings be seen as God’s discipline, or God’s sovereign use of evil for our good, or results of sin and the Fall, or all of the above?” The answer is not as obvious as you may think.
  3. Finally, why do you believe what you believe about certain things? Is it because its what “Christians are supposed to believe”, what certain influential Christian leaders and teachers believe… or is it because you have a personal conviction about the issue? I found this post RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU AGREE by Jonathan Parnell to be a rather accurate diagnosis of why many people who claim to be Pro-Life would still not think twice about having an abortion if and when things got personal.

Enjoy!