Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
I read Rob Bell's book "Love Wins" last week. Besides manipulating and distorting the statements of several important figures in Church history, mishandling the text of Scripture, and constantly bashing anyone who believes the words of Christ about hell are true, it's a great book.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By way of update on my planned military operation against my nerf-gun toting boys and despite the mettling words of Osama Bin Currey- my attack went off flawlessly and left none standing. So what if they weren't armed at the time of their demise.
Today the injustice stops. No more Mr. Nice guy. Please notice the above gun. It is the Raider CS-35. For those of my readers not schooled in military/firearm language-The "35" stands for a carrying drum capacity of 35 rounds. I bought it today along with an extra 32 rounds to be stored in my front hoodie pocket for easy reloading.
Today at approximately 3:40 CST my boys will be dropped off from school by an unwitting accomplice to what will transpire. At approximately 3:41 CST the last of the boys will have passed the threshold of my front door. Seconds after the last son passes said threshold, I will burst forth from behind the piano and unleash a furious ambush like none other seen in this house nor witnessed in modern times anywhere.
The attack will be swift, relentless, merciless, and decisive. I will take no prisoners. They will be sorry they ever messed with me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
I know I'm not the only one who remembers this statement in light of our country's current military action in Libya:
"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." - Sen. Barack Obama December 20, 2007.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
I posted the Martin Bashir (MSNBC) interview with Rob Bell a few days ago.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
John Owen's book "The Doctrine of Justification by Faith Through the Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ" is absolutely masterful. Every sentence is thoughtful and valuable.
He's right- the destruction of the dollar and mass inflation will be the only time we'll see any cuts in government spending. It's profound but scary what Paul said- "There's just too many people getting checks".
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Who would ever guess an MSNBC host would ask all the right questions to show Rob Bell for the squirmy serpent he is?
Martin Bashir is my new hero.
DOUBLE WOW...don't you think?
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The gospel of Christ in general is this: It is the good tidings that God has revealed concerning Christ. More largely it is this: As all mankind was lost in Adam and became the children of wrath, put under the sentence of death, God, though He left His fallen angels and has reserved them in the chains of eternal darkness, yet He has thought upon the children of men and has provided a way of atonement to reconcile them to Himself again...Namely, the second person of the Trinity takes man's nature upon Himself, and becomes the Head of a second covenant, standing charged with sin. He answers for it by suffering what the law and divine justice required, and by making satisfaction by keeping the law perfectly, which satisfaction and righteousness He tenders up to the Father as a sweet savor of rest for the souls that are given to Him...And now this mediation of Christ is, by the appointment of the Father, preached to the children of men, of whatever nation or rank, freely offering this atonement unto sinners for atonement, requiring them to believe in Him and, upon believing, promising not only a discharge of all their former sins, but that they shall not enter into condemnation, that none of their sins or unworthiness shall ever hinder the peace of God with them, but that they shall through Him be received into the number of those who shall have the image of God again to be renewed unto them, and they they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
- Jeremiah Burroughs
Friday, March 11, 2011
I told my sons I would give them $100 if they could ever dunk a basketball. Truth be told, I used to be able to "get rim" when I was a senior in high school, I just couldn't get my wrist over the rim to throw the ball down- plus I could barely palm a basketball. I fully anticipate at least one of my sons will be able to dunk some day, so I'll set a couple hundred aside.
I'm sure you have seen the news of the Tsunami that struck Japan earlier today. Join me in praying for the Japanese people and the Church in that land during the difficult days that will come.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Before I came to Redeemer in 1997 there was a modified observation of the church calendar with particular recognition given to Advent/Christmas and Holy Week/Easter. We acknowledge various church calendar dates on the bulletin, but we don't practice Lent officially. I have never been compelled to suggest altering our practice to the Session, nor have any of the elders seen the need to do more than we currently do in so far as special observations are concerned.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Our oldest son was born on March 5 and it's also the day we welcomed our little foster baby in to our home last year. We've had her for a whole year! Isn't she a cutie? Shari took the picture above after getting her some flip flops (apparently a female rite of passage?). We can't show her face, but trust me, she's SUPER cute.
My eldest son was born 12 years ago today. He's displaying two of his gifts- Lucky Charms and Lego's.
May the Lord, mighty God, bless, preserve you and keep you!
Friday, March 4, 2011
The New York Times said this about the nation's $14 trillion debt:
"It's all obfuscating nonsense, of course, a scare tactic employed for political ends. A country with a deficit is not necessarily any more broke than a family with a mortgage or a college loan."
Mortgages are a fact of life for most people and one form of debt that can be used wisely. Most mortgages are on property that appreciates. College loans aren't in the same category, but not all together out of the realm of a "helpful" debt. In either case, the wisdom of using debt is connected to appreciation and how fast one can pay it off. Virtually any household with a mortgage or college loan is working diligently to pay it off as all debt is a form of slavery (Proverbs 22:7).
The New York Times really compares our nation's ballooning national debt with a household having a mortgage or college loan? The national debt is growing exponentially, we're not paying it off.
Who reads such a trash publication?
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I'm reading John Owen's great book on the doctrine of justification by faith through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ.