Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thinking supports loving

From John Piper's book Think:

Any knowledge that does not stand in the service of love is not real knowing. It is prostituted knowing. It's as though God put surgical tools in our hands and taught us how to save the sick, but we turned them into a clever juggling act while the patients died. Knowing and thinking exist for the sake of love -- for the sake of building people up in faith. Thinking that produces pride instead of love is not true thinking. We only imagine that we are thinking. God does not see it as thinking. It's not surgery; it's juggling.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Reformed Eye for the Arminian Guy

via Tim Challies: An oldie-but-goodie blog post:
"I offer you Reformed Eye for the Arminian Guy, a new production currently filming pilot episodes in New York City. This exciting new program will offer theological assistance to those men who need it most. In each episode a fabulous team of Reformed men will track down an Arminian guy and offer him the makeover of a lifetime. Each of the five team members is an expert in a different field. Each will assist the subject of the program in a unique way."
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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Songs to Relieve Sorrow Numbers 6 thru 77

I'm well. I've discovered that I'm not able to be sorrowful AND listen to Taylor Swift. So, I pipe Taylor thru my headphones via Napster. It will have to do until my precious Lord Jesus returns from God's Right Hand in the flesh.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Vigorous Writing

It’s muscular, forceful. Vigorous English comes from passion, focus and intention. It’s the difference between putting in a good effort and TRYING to move a boulder… and actually sweating, grunting, straining your muscles to the point of exhaustion… and MOVING the thing!

Monday, November 01, 2010

From Ben Arment

"We tend to send honor up.
We turn Ps into VIPs, rooms into greenrooms, and Americans into idols.
But here's the paradigm shift with Jesus.
He sent honor down.
Those who were last became first, those who had least gave most, and those in the lowest seats got promoted."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Reconciliation with a brother or sister takes precedence even over worship. This is truly astounding. It is also one of the most frequently disobeyed commands in all of Scripture.

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