I should have thought about this earlier. Today, I just finished a chapter of N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God. But tomorrow, I’ll try the 5 Day Bible Reading Plan.
Someone sent me a reflection about church architecture that included this quote from R.C. Sproul: It behooves us, I think, to note the great care with which God gave His people plans for the tabernacle, their first worship environment. Like the temple that followed, the tabernacle was a place of beauty, glory, and transcendence. It […]
I use the Pages app on MacOS, which very helpfully indicates the words it doesn’t know how to spell. For example, it flagged “peace” as either a typo or some obscure word that no ordinary dictionary would list.
Peter Attia podcast: Peter interviews Scott Harrison, founder of Charity:Water. An inspiring story of someone with a glamorous life who found real meaning and purpose. Pew: Millennial households are earning more than most older Americans did at the same age. Nonbeliever Tim Bray’s thoughts on attending a worship service on Christmas Eve. Nutrition Coaltion: Low-Carb Diet […]
Martin Luther, in my devotional this morning: The person who holds on to Jesus in faith will receive forgiveness of sins. God’s laws will be fulfilled, death will be conquered, and the devil will be overcome. That person will receive the gift of eternal life. For in this one man, Jesus, all is settled. He […]
Meanwhile, in China: Pastor Wang Yi’s Declaration of Faithful Disobedience (Faithwire) Those who lock me up will one day be locked up by angels. Those who interrogate me will finally be questioned and judged by Christ. When I think of this, the Lord fills me with a natural compassion and grief toward those who are attempting […]
He’s not worried that you’re following along on YouVersion: Pope Says No Phones in Church. Parishioners Keep Scrolling. (Note: you can get YouVersionhere.) Not sure Francis would agree: The Reformation is over. Protestants won. So why are we still here? “Winning is dangerous — what do you do next? Do you return to Mother Church? … a number of my […]
It doesn’t seem like it. Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study finds. However, other data support that conclusion: Kieran Healy: Assault Deaths to 2015 Point and Counterpoint: America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts (Vox.com), and I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise. (Leah Libresco, formerly […]
Church revitalization begins with knowing your why, your reason for existing, the irreducible minimum that everything else either supplements or, occasionally, is at odds with. If you know your why, it’s easier to figure out what you must do, what you can do without if you have to, and (sometimes) what you need to stop […]
I’ve enjoyed a lot of Bishop Barron’s postings inspired by things going on in pop culture. So I was intrigued when YouTube recommended this longer form interview between him and Dave Rubin. Barron is especially interesting here discussing gay marriage, since he’s talking to a married gay man. Here’s part one of two: The part […]