Friday Findings—May 6

How the Gospel Frees Us To Risk “[R]isk is inherent in every kind of other-directed life… Courage isn’t protecting yourself in a cocoon from these possibilities. Courage is walking forward, and embracing others in love, even though you may suffer greatly in ways you could never imagine now. Jesus walked that way before you, and…

William Bates…. Yet Speaking

And what is man? A little breathing dust. God is infinitely above us, and so strangely condescends, in having a tender care of us, that the psalmist was swallowed up in ecstasy and amazement at the thought of it: “What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?”…

October 31, 1517

Martin Luther sends 95 theses (points for debate) about the abuse of indulgences* to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz. It is possible that he also nailed his theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, though there is no firm evidence that he did so. While the theses themselves were not particularly revolutionary, the controversy they…

In a Dry and Thirsty Land

A Meditation on Psalm 63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:      My soul thirsteth for thee, My flesh longeth for thee,      In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory,      So as I have seen thee…

And I Quote—May 2

And-I-QuoteOne must get one’s framework of assumptions—one’s presuppositions—from somewhere. If one does not get them from healthy, biblically grounded systematic theology, one will most likely get them from the spirit of the age, whether that be Enlightenment rationalism or postmodern relativism or historicism.

Vern Poythress, Kinds of Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Journal 70/1 (2008), pg 134

Friday Findings—April 29

Spiritual Drafting and the Danger of Christian Complacency “We may think some people are naturally zealous or supernaturally gifted with spiritual fervor. Perhaps so. But my observation is that zealous Christians are those who are most committed to the awesomely ordinary means of grace[.]” Moms, Your Secret Sacrifices Matter “So as mothers, when we’re wiping…