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  1. Em says:

    that link could have been written today, not just about the U.S., but, sadly a good part of the whole world… it is so timely that it makes one think, is this a made up post? i am quite certain that it is real and it is encouraging to hear from our “ancestors” … i’m sitting here wanting to go out and shake my finger in the face of some smug liberal humanist or compromising Christian 🙂

  2. Michael says:

    Em,

    Church history is very valuable…

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    Been thinking about all the rage on the blogs and internet this week over killing lions, Planned Parenthood, and Tullian not wanting to be out of the spotlight. My thinking is this: the more rage out there, the less I want to be involved in raging. Ok, some people may claim that I am not standing up for something (remember the meme “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”?), but I think you can have personal convictions and still not participate in the rage.

    Again, you don’t have to participate in the rage–of-the-day to hold strong convictions. Choose your battles wisely, lest you become an online Christian jerk.

  4. Dan from Georgia says:

    Oh, and one more thing. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think writing a blog post protesting something ungodly or stupid out there is necessarily raging.

  5. Michael says:

    Dan,

    Rage has become a habit…and this weeks outrage is next weeks old news, because we’re outraged about something else.

    It all ends up being sound and fury signifying nothing.

  6. Dan from Georgia says:

    That’s right Michael. Last week’s rage will surely be supplanted! And I am certainly not writing from some high-falootin’ high-horse, for I have raged much in the past.

  7. I have an outrage. How can any of this be considered Christian?

    http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/how-can-i-be-sure-of-my-salvation.html

    If anyone wonders what I mean when I speak of preaching the Christian instead of the Christ – here it is.

  8. Em says:

    “how can I be sure of my salvation?” i think i get it, MLD…
    if you don’t believe the Bible, which tells you exactly how you can know salvation, why would you then take another sinner’s checklist as reliable?
    am i close?

  9. Em says:

    ‘Col 1:26…’
    “the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.

    To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

    Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

  10. Linnea says:

    Love Wartburg Watch’s E Church…;praise our Lord…

  11. EricL says:

    MLD,
    It is hard for me to read anything from someone like David Jeremiah, who did the same thing as Mark Driscoll in his scamming the NYT bestseller lists, buying his way to a “bestseller” numerous times. As an author, I’m disgusted by con artists like him, no matter how “gifted” he is at “preaching”.
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/11/10/jeremiah/

    Of course he wants to give you a checklist to work on, to prove your salvation. Thankfully, it is Christ who did all the work to save us.

  12. JTK says:

    Any thoughts or links (or sermons) for a discouraged minister who has people lying about him and his church?

    I’d appreciate the help…

    ?

  13. Nonnie says:

    JTK, your number 13. Praying.

  14. JTK says:

    Thanks, Nonnie!

  15. Again, either I am losing it or evangelical preaching just gets worse and worse.
    From the CC Tustin FB promoting their new series on teaching through psalms.

    “”God didn’t save us to serve us, he saved us to serve him.” Pastor Barry continued his series through the Psalms this morning with a message from Psalm 50 is entitled, “Keeping it Real”.

    This may be more unchristian than my #8 above.

    Again, preaching the Christian instead of the Christ.

  16. JTK says:

    Tongues talkers are the most ethnically diverse, followed by the no-musical-instruments (Churches of Christ), followed by Baptists, followed by Atheists and Agnostics, followed by theological liberals.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/55b6acc2e4b0a13f9d19d856

  17. JTK says:

    MLD, thoughts on Lutherans being the whitest, least diverse group?

  18. JTK,
    Anyone from any group that wants to come and start a service on their knees and sing German hymns is more than welcome. 😉

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