Monday, July 25, 2011
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- My Yahoo! (Yahoo personalized with news, sports, email, local weather, and more. This is my homepage. )
- Amazon (There almost every day and usually multiple times a day)
- Justin Talyor's Blog (My favorite Christian blog)
- Facebook (Using this less and less, but still helpful for connecting with people)
- Twitter (#nocomment)
- CBS Sports (Usually there a couple times a day at least, and I have to check the White Sox and Bulls there since I don't get them on TV)
- Biblegateway (Lots of time here on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays as I study)
- The Resurgence (Another great blog for life and ministry)
- CNN & Time (I don't go to Fox News much because of the racy photos they always have at the bottom, and I'm tired of the supposed "Conservative News Network")
- Blogger, Vimeo, Oxford Bible Fellowship (I put these three together because they all have to do with updating this blog)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
For more teaching from Matt Chandler see Monergism's Website.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In this most awkward cultural predicament, evangelicals must be excruciatingly clear that we do not speak about the sinfulness of homosexuality as if we have no sin. As a matter of fact, it is precisely because we have come to know ourselves as sinners and of our need for a savior that we have come to faith in Jesus Christ. Our greatest fear is not that homosexuality will be normalized and accepted, but that homosexuals will not come to know of their own need for Christ and the forgiveness of their sins.
This is not a concern that is easily expressed in sound bites. But it is what we truly believe.
It is now abundantly clear that evangelicals have failed in so many ways to meet this challenge. We have often spoken about homosexuality in ways that are crude and simplistic. We have failed to take account of how tenaciously sexuality comes to define us as human beings. We have failed to see the challenge of homosexuality as a Gospel issue. We are the ones, after all, who are supposed to know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only remedy for sin, starting with our own.
We have demonstrated our own form of homophobia—not in the way that activists have used that word, but in the sense that we have been afraid to face this issue where it is most difficult . . . face to face.
My hope is that evangelicals are ready now to take on this challenge in a new and more faithful way. We really have no choice, for we are talking about our own brothers and sisters, our own friends and neighbors, or maybe the young person in the next pew.
There is no escaping the fact that we are living in the midst of a moral revolution. And yet, it is not the world around us that is being tested, so much as the believing church. We are about to find out just how much we believe the Gospel we so eagerly preach.
You can read the whole piece here.
HT: Justin Taylor
For a post on Christians struggling with same-sex attraction see here.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
For help in dealing with sexual purity, I recommend Josh Harris' book Sex is Not the Problem, Lust Is. For help with sexual addiction see At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry. Or visit XXXChurch.com.
Via: Online Psychology Degree
HT: Ed Stetzer