June, 2009

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Tuesday Miscellanea

A collection of the interesting, useful, and beautiful from this week on the web. Enjoy. 1. Though undoubtedly an incredible performer and artist, the National Review Online asks if we should be comfortable calling Michael Jackson an American “Icon.” Good question. Jonah Goldberg writes: But let’s pause for a moment on that word “icon.” It

Theology and Its Abuses (2)

It is not enough to write about value of theology without speaking about certain dangers that are inherent in the process because we live in a fallen world and are capable of twisting even something like the knowledge of God. So I wanted to take some time on the blog to speak about the limitations

The Senior High’s Trip to Jamaica

This blog’s been a little dead as of late. Lots of vacations for many of the guys, but for Luke and I, we were in Jamaica for about 8 days. Sounds like a vacation, sure. But it wasn’t. It was a mission trip where we took 18 students and 7 adults to Harmons, Jamaica.Many of

Theology and Its Abuses (1)

The value of theology is a topic seen before on this blog, but I want to take two posts to speak to the dangers surrounding theology, both in neglecting it on the one hand, and abusing it on the other. The first post will make a case for why theology is something every believer should

Have You Learned The Secret?

Peter G. Peterson, now 83, has led a rather public and distinguished life. It started in Kearney, Nebraska as the son of Greek immigrants who owned a 24 hour diner. From there he went to Northwestern University and then to the University of Chicago where he earned an MBA. In 1972 Peterson became the first

The Son of Man

I had to cut this from my sermon last Sunday, but I think this is pretty cool… When you read the gospels, you discover that Jesus referred to himself as “the Son of Man” more than any other title. And so when we get to the first chapter of the Book of Revelation, we again

Salt and Light, Chameleon and Musk Ox

Christ’s teaching on salt and light is probably quite familiar to all of us. It has been to me since I was a boy in Sunday School. But I’ve always grouped them together, seeing them as two ways of saying the same thing. Here’s the passage from Matthew 5:13-16: You are the salt of the

An Excercise in Engaging with the Arts: U2 in Concert

This summer, I’ve had a great opportunity to participate in a weekly discussion group with a handful of college students participating in Veritas’ Project Columbia. The goal of the group is to develop a biblical appreciation of the arts—something that happens to be a significant interest of mine. Needless to say, I’ve really enjoyed the

Kids Club 09

By any measure Kids Club 09 has been a fantastic success. The theme this week is Quest and the kids (preschool through 5th grade) are knights and ladies-in-training searching together for the one true king. Through skits, Bible stories, games, and crafts, the kids are learning that King Jesus is the only true King that

A Real Devil and Real Demons in the Bible – Part Two

As weird as it seems for us moderns, Satan and his demons are a biblical reality. Reading through the gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), you can’t avoid the fact that Jesus unquestionably believed in the reality of Satan and demons, and he taught and warned about their reality to his followers. There are