Is this really that big a deal? I mean, surely we are going to be drawn to and favor certain groups of people over another. That’s just human nature. Is it really that big a deal – a big enough deal to spend a fairly sizable chunk of biblical real estate on it?
The answer, of course, is that yes – it is that big a deal. And here are three reasons why?
Nathan Finn explains what happened last week in Phoenix.
My coworker Jesse, who works on LifeWay’s Explore the Bible curriculum, is hosting a free webcast on the importance of the Bible (and specifically expository teaching) in church ministry. Should be fun to check out.
Regardless of how gracious folks from the first side are, the other side lobs these devastating verbal grenades. Nonetheless, I pray that this post encourages those in the race battle. After all, when someone receives a comment like the one above, there’s a strong temptation to despair and quit the fight altogether.
I sympathize with that temptation, and I want to give grace to those who decide to step back from the race conversation (or certain parts of it). Like any battle, there are times to retreat, recover, or even retire, and let other parts of the troop push forward; no one should have to subject themselves to attack. Yet for those still in the trenches, I have two encouragements for you.
I like posts like this.
A love letter is primarily about the recipient. The young man, heart aflame with delight in his beloved, uncorks his delight upon the page. He furiously scribbles line after line, regaling the woman with all the ways he loves her. Her radiant smile. Her tender heart. Her beautiful body. Her glorious laugh. It’s all about the recipient.
Here’s the crucial difference between the Bible and a love letter: the Bible is NOT about us.
A favorite from the archives:
This Sunday, we sang a new song. I almost squealed with joy.
The song was Psalm 145 by The Modern Post. I’ve been listening to this song privately for about three years, and it’s among my favorite. What I love about it is simple: it’s, by and large, Scripture. A few lines were tweaked to make it singable, of course. That’s a given. But if you open your Bible and compare the lyrics, you’ll find them pretty close.