Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reading With Gospel Eyes: Kathy Keller's Review of "A Year of Biblical Womanhood"

Let me highly recommend the review by Kathy Keller (yes, Tim’s wife) of a book called “A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master.’”  Click Here for Kathy's review.

Kathy’s review is outstanding and insightful.  The book she reviews, less so.  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Erosion of Freedom of Religion in American Life

Make no mistake about it, there is a seismic shift going on in our country with regard to Freedom of Religion.  Let me put a spotlight on two issues that demonstrate it.  I will summarize them and then provide links to lengthier articles that provide more information, background and analysis.

Why I Won’t Tell You Who To Vote For From The Pulpit

I’d be happy to tell you who I am voting for actually.  But it will cost you some time and a cup of coffee.  If you want to hear about the issues and convictions that bring me to those votes, it will cost you even more: the price of a lunch!  But you won’t hear about my voting plans from the pulpit.  In that position, I deal with things that matter for eternity, not just this election cycle.

There is a good deal more to say about this than I will take room for here.  Instead, I will simply focus on four reasons that I won’t be telling people at Christ Covenant how to vote.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jesus never had anything to say about . . . .

I hear it quite often these days.  An increasing number of people attempt to demonstrate that their support of gay marriage, homosexuality or some other hot social topic is somehow consistent with the teaching of Jesus. “Jesus never had anything to say about __________.”  Just fill in the blank and you now have God on your side.  It's called an argument from silence.

Monday, October 15, 2012

If I can't trust you with your baby, how can I trust you with your vote!

I am incensed!  I got up from my desk and screamed at the television “If I can’t trust you with your baby, how can I trust you with your vote!”  Full disclosure here:  This is an edited quotation.  My original rant contained language that was inappropriate for a family blog.

What blew my gasket on a Monday morning was a national TV ad that presented a string of naked women holding one-word signs to say “If you don’t trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”  Trust you with your body?  From women who will parade their nakedness on TV hid only by flimsy poster board?!?!?!

The subliminal message was so loaded with bad assumptions that I hardly know where to begin.
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