06 December 2013

This 'n' That

photo: Steven | Alan via photopin cc
I originally intended to share with you an update on Escalator Church, but have decided to wait and reflect on something a bit more serious and thus, more sincerely joyful. I was reading Psalm 93 this morning and could not help but pause and thank the Lord for His majesty and His might. Friends, our Lord is king and sovereign over all! Do we stop often enough to attempt to comprehend that truth? May these words cause you to praise and exalt Him this day, for nothing is more powerful than the Lord:
The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD,
The floods have lifted up their voice,
The floods lift up their pounding waves.
More than the sounds of many waters,
Than the mighty breakers of the sea,
The LORD on high is mighty.
Your testimonies are fully confirmed;
Holiness befits Your house,
O LORD, forevermore.
(Psalm 93:1–5)
After that, there really is nothing more I can say! So take a seat and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Okay, let's start by seeing what the blogosphere had to say about the Mefferd-Driscoll debacle. Actually, let's just see what the inimitable Carl Trueman says. He chimes in here and here.
  • Denny Burk ponders how pastors ought to approach a brother who is in error.
  • R.C. Sproul writes about escaping that Calvinistic 'cage stage'.
  • Brewton-Parker College has a new president . . . Ergun Caner. Yeah, I heard that collective sigh of grief.
  • With that, I'll turn you back to Trueman.
  • So humans are the product of a chimpanzee mating with a pig, huh? How do these people earn Ph.Ds?
  • This is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I suddenly feel like yodeling. Well, if I could yodel, that is.
  • Some people get upset when atheists do things like this. I just shrug my shoulders. After all, why would I not expect an unregenerate pagan to hate God?
  • Michael Kruger has been writing a series of posts responding to The History Channel's new series 'Bible Secrets Revealed.' Read Kruger's latest installment here.
  • Advice for young men that was published in various newspapers in the 1850s. Can you imagine seeing this today?
  • B.B. Warfield answers the question, 'Who is the Calvinist?'
  • Fred Butler has written a very thorough review of the documentary "Tares Among the Wheat."
  • Five strange things fast food does to your brain. 
  • Who wouldn't want this for Christmas?
  • Calvin's critique of charismatic Calvinists:


  1. Hello Erin,

    Your link, Advice to young men....links to the picture of the Swiss Alps.

    Faithful reader,

    1. Oops! Thank you, Nika! I've fixed it and should send you to the correct page now.

  2. The "Advice" link goes to the swiss alps twitpic, FYI.

    1. Thanks, Roy. Nika pointed out the same thing above. Refresh your page and it should be working correctly now!

  3. Hi Erin,

    Carl Trueman spoke well on the Driscoll plagiarism issue. God bless Janet Mefferd.

    Sadly the things that would be "career limiting" or "career ending" moves in the secular world, are being glossed over / tolerated / swept under the rug in the church (Driscoll, Caner, various scandals, etc). This should not be so! Scripture: For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? From 1 Peter 4.

    Re: how a person could get a PhD believing that chimp + pig = person. Easy. Scripture: For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1

    Atheist billboards, no shock, as you said Erin. I expect them to do that. See Romans 1 again.



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