Archive for March, 2009

Re: TV


A much more considered approach to the issue I ranted about not long ago. May we live life to the hilt for Christ. Via: Z Advertisements

I’m reading Jonathan Edward’s Religious Affections, and I’m feeling convicted even before making it out of the first chapter. That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference. – I.II.i If we be not in good earnest […]

Does this give anyone else misgivings? Should the law in question even exist? (Hopefully we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming by the end of the week. It’s midterms around here. In the meantime, share your thoughts in the comments.)

We Christians have special reason not to use disparaging language. We’re told, “For he who is least among you all is the one who is great” (Luke 9:48, ESV). We know that every person is created in the image of God and is therefore worthy of love and respect (Genesis 1:26). We’re shown that even religious extremists and IRS […]

The AIG Bonuses


When the government hands out a pile of money, does anybody really expect the people in control of it not to take a cut? Or did somebody really think they’d just “do the right thing,” selflessly using it to make up for dubious actions in the past? Wait, maybe that’s not so selfless either.

On Service


An excellent post from Abraham Piper: What are you better at than other people?…Now you know what you should do for them. It’s arrogant to revel in your superiority. But that’s different than reveling in the opportunity your superiority gives you to serve others.

Hebrews 6:1a reads, “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity” (ESV). Or does it? Without being alarmist about English translations of the Bible, I’d like to suggest that the common rendering of this verse is a bit off. (My Greek professor, Dr. Black, pointed this out to our class.) It […]