Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wolves in Sheepdog Clothing

Is your pastor leading you? Or just watching the show?

You should know what you believe, why you believe it, and why it makes a difference.

h/t ReverendFun

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hoping for Change

Norma changed. Let's hope another high-profile abortion activist says "Yes we can!" to saving the unborn.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The 7 Deadly Sins of Theology

Mercy! But the Lord knows what His children need for their growth.

You've probably heard of the 7 Deadly Sins as propagated by Pope Gregory I (and the new and unimproved version). But the good folks at Theology Forum have drawn up a list for those of us who have been through or are engaged in theological education.
  1. Pride: they have a tendency to condemn others and become impatient with their faults. They are very selective in who can teach them.
  2. Avarice: they are discontent with the spirituality God gives them. They never have enough learning, are always reading many books rather than growing in poverty of spirit and their interior life.
  3. Luxury: they take more pleasure in the spiritual blessings of God than God himself.
  4. Wrath: they are easily irritated, lacking sweetness, and have little patience to wait on God.
  5. Spiritual gluttony: they resist the cross and choose pleasures like children do.
  6. Spiritual envy: they feel unhappy when other do well spiritually. They are always comparing.
  7. Sloth: they run from that which is hard. Their aim is spiritual sweetness and good feelings.
May God have mercy on me, a sinner, and incline my heart to his love and his law.

h/t The Theology Forum

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Congratulations Mr. Obama

Thank you for proving that the Declaration of Independence actually means something.

All people created equal? ...Check!

Endowed with unalienable rights? ....Check!

Liberty and pursuit of happiness? .....Check!

What more could you ask for? Oh wait....

Mr. President, build up a wall of protection around the unborn and make LIFE - essential to equality, liberty, and pursuing happiness - an unalienable right for everybody.

John Stott on Solving World Problems

"I sometimes wonder if the comparatively slow progress towards world peace, world equity and world evangelization is not due, more than anything else, to the prayerlessness of the people of God."

--From The Message of Thessalonians (The Bible Speaks Today series: Leicester: IVP, 1991), p. 125.

How about it, folks? Got some time this morning? Not that much time? Okay, go here.

Late to the party? No problem.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I hate to say I told you so

You can't say you weren't warned.

Okay, in all seriousness, I don't think any of that's going to happen. But I do want to remind Christians that you have a duty to pray for your leaders, that we might live peaceably with all.