Before you login to Facebook, why not evaluate how much time you've spent reading the Word? Before you dive into that online conversation about the latest big box church blasphemy, why not ponder how you might be more edified by enjoying time with your family and teaching your children? And I mean actual time conversing with them, not taking pictures to post on Facebook to give your "friends" a play-by-play of your day. Remember those days when nobody cared how you spent your weekend or your vacation or your Wednesday? Well, the reality is, most of us still don't care. Oh sure, we hope you are well and making the most of your time, but we don't actually care about your activities every waking minute. It's just that we've all been conditioned to be overly polite, so we hit the "Like" button even though we're grumbling that your day-in-the-park photos consumed our Facebook timeline again.
Friend, we live in an age of distractions and yet we, like the earliest believers, are called to a singular focus, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us be about the proclamation of His gospel. Let us be seeking to serve Him well.
In the spirit of this exhortation, then, and in the hopes that it won't steal too much of your time away, here is your slightly abbreviated week in review (kind of):
- Good to know!
- Free Spurgeon book!
- You can't make this stuff up.
- The importance of integrity.
- So apparently this is happening in the LCMS.
- The early witness to premillennialism.
- James Boice on the faithful preaching of the Word.
- Hm. Creepy.
- It seems like "Christian Progressivism" should not be a legitimate phrase.
- Citizens of Heaven: