Here’s a very insightful article from one of my favorite editorial writers (now dead), Joe Sobran, from 2004 when George W. Bush was President but it is all the more on-point today.
This is a follow-up to last week’s “10 Things” post. The last post looked at the demise of expository preaching. This one looks at why it is so vital for you and the Church.
Do we really believe this is the Word of God? If we do, then that reason alone is enough but here are 10:
Great insight here from George Grant. Trouble and struggle can be a sign that you’re doing something wrong but it can just as easily be a sign that you’re doing something right.
“Be holy for the Lord your God is holy.” That’s God’s command to His children, from the OT to the NT, and to us today.
This is a good article on the demise of expository preaching in the church today. As you read his 10 things, consider that some of these things also apply to the challenge of sustaining a C&C school in our current world.
Some of you might be familiar with The Benedict Option. Rod Dreher has been speaking about it for several years and recently wrote a book by the same title. This post, as the author says, sees him and raises him. It’s spot on:
Money quote from this article:
“Then again, most dads accept that part of the job is a willingness to be the unfashionable one; that is, to love enough to speak unpopular truths when the world cheats your children with fifty shades of grey. For all the complaints about “toxic masculinity,” genuine masculinity seems hard to come by. Surely the greater male dysfunction of our time is perpetual adolescence, and a culture that encourages the man-child.”
Here’s a great little anecdote I “borrowed” from Al Mohler:
David McCullough once told of Teddy Roosevelt during his time in the Dakota Territory and before his arrival on the world scene. Two thieves who had been on something of a crime spree in the territory had stolen Roosevelt’s rowboat, and he was determined to chase them down and arrest them. He chased the thieves for 40 miles of rough landscape, through deep snow and in constant danger of attack, and indeed brought them to justice. McCullough then tells the reader: “But what makes it especially memorable is that during that time, he managed to read all of Anna Karenina. I often think of that when I hear people say they haven’t time to read.”
Very good post by Tim Challies on the vital importance of doctrine. This would’ve been understood by generations of saints past but, for a variety of reasons, we’ve ignored or forgotten it today.
This is absolutely true and we need to hear it every day because we all have hearts that are “prone to wander”: