01 August 2014

This 'n' That

photo: w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines) 
Some of you may recall that last summer was for me 'the year of the bird.' I was cursed. It was a bird curse. Everywhere I went, it seemed I could be certain that the birds around me were plotting my demise. Birds were constantly flying into my windows, my oncoming car, and one even managed to lodge himself in the screen door on my back patio.

Well, in like manner, I have dubbed this year 'the year of the bugs.' Some days I feel like I have a bug curse. They dive-bomb me. They bite me. They chase me. They fly into my eye. This past week alone I had a bug fly into my eye on three separate occasions. If that's never happened to you, here's a little FYI: it's gross. And painful. And did I mention it's gross?

If you're looking for a spiritual application for this story, don't hurt yourself, because there isn't one. There is, however, a practical application, at least for people like me: wear goggles. Sure, I'll look a little funny, but at least I won't be pulling bugs out of my eyelashes. I'll let you know how it goes.

So far today, though, I am bug free, so while I enjoy that, why don't you sit back and enjoy your week in review (kind of).
  • I'd rather this guy be a rapper than a fake pastor.
  • Those of us who are Christians ought not be surprised or even dismayed by the continuing advancement of the gay agenda. As Romans 1 plays out before our eyes, let us be reminded that our God is sovereign and that our mission remains the same no matter how much sin is celebrated by the world: preach the gospel. Call sin what it is, proclaim Christ's atoning work for the forgiveness of sin, and call men to repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation.
  • I wonder if these people have ever considered that, if it weren't for the one true God whom they despise, they wouldn't even have a model for Sunday so-called 'worship'.
  • Why do we need to 'rethink' the Bible? Oh, that's right. You need to rethink it so you can somehow conform it to your standards, instead of the other way around. Good luck with that.
  • Mark Driscoll would like his church's former members to be anonymous, but they aren't.
  • Nope, they're not anonymous at all.
  • Driscoll even got a mention in USA Today.
  • Now that the trailer for the 50 Shades of Grey movie has been released, the phenomenon of the popularity of 'acceptable' pornography is again gaining stamina. Some have asked my thoughts about the upcoming movie. Until I have a chance to compile a post on the subject, here are some thoughts from Housewife Theologian, Aimee Byrd. I would echo her same sentiments, though I might phrase a few things differently.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • God's purpose and pleasure in your sanctification.
  • Wow. Crazy. This just doesn't happen in Southern California in July.
  • You can't trust cows.
  • You can't preach the gospel by your works. You don't 'live' the gospel, you 'proclaim' it.
  • In spite of the ongoing saga of the Ergun Caner scandal, news this week of his son's suicide is heartbreaking. It is a trial we wish upon no one. I greatly appreciated the words and thoughts of Dr. James White at this time.
  • The last words of Christ:

1 comment:

  1. Whenever someone starts this "live the gospel" nonsense, I like to throw this bit of cold water in their face: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rd2WiYyDxs&feature=share

    That usually stops all further discussion. Moral: You mess with Dr. Voddie's right understanding of the gospel at your own risk.

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