The Church: The Gospel Made Visible | Part Six

Chapter Thirteen: A Gathered Church: Putting Together the Membership of the Church “The physical gathering of the church presents a theological reality. The refractions of God’s image in thousands of cultures and races and millions upon millions of individuals is presented, however partially and imperfectly, in the weekly meeting. The visual witness of the diversity…

Friday Findings—June 3

3 Truths to Speak To Your Temptation “The temptation to sin is inevitable when you are a sinful person living in a sinful world. But the actual committing of sin is by no means inevitable when you are made a saint through Christ Jesus. Learn to speak truth, his truth, to every temptation.” 10 Ways…

Athanasius… Yet Speaking

What we have said is, indeed, no small proof of the destruction of death and of the fact that the cross of the Lord is the monument to His victory. But the resurrection of the body to immortality, which results henceforward from the work of Christ, the common Savior and true Life of all, is…

April 19, 1529

Five princes and fourteen cities formally protest the decision of the majority at the second diet (sort of like a parliament) of Speyer  to re-impose religious uniformity throughout the Holy Roman Empire. The first diet of Speyer, in 1526, had voted unanimously to give significant leeway to the individual princes and cities in religious matters—the protest…

Filters

Filters are useful and helpful things that typically demand little attention until there is a problem with them. When we ignore and neglect them, they impede the day-to-day operation of many items we use on a regular basis, such as a furnace, air conditioner, or dryer. For instance, I never think to monitor the vacuum cleaner’s…

And I Quote—May 30

And-I-QuoteSometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they will walk away with their lives. Such selfless courage is a victory in itself.

N.D. Wilson, Dandelion Fire, (Random House, 2009), pg 173

Friday Findings—May 25

Abortion and the Problem of Personhood “Peel off all the Fourth of July, freedom-and-rights-talk niceties, and here we have the core of the pro-choice argument, ‘You are not a human person if I don’t want you to be. And I have the power to make it so.’”  If We Have to Foreclose, is God Still…

Jonathan Edwards…. Yet Speaking

Though christian fortitude appears in withstanding and counteracting enemies without us; yet it much more appears in resisting and suppressing the enemies that are within us; because they are our worst and strongest enemies, and have greatest advantage against us. The strength of the good soldier of Jesus Christ appears in nothing more, than in…