14 September 2018

This 'n' That

Hurricane Florence as seen from the space station.
Credit: NASA; Source: Space.com
I do hope you are all remembering to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Florence. When we see such seemingly uncontrollable—yet divinely controlled—strength, it ought to cause us to reassess our priorities. Not only from the standpoint of, "If you were at risk of losing your house and everything in it, what would you save?" but for those of us resting on the outskirts of the storm, perhaps we need to re-evaluate how it is we are spending our time as well. It seems to me that a phenomenon such as Florence ought to cause us to set aside our "social" squabbles and instead be diligent to be in prayer and the proclamation of the gospel. But then, nobody asked me.

So while I do have a roundup for you this week, and some of it may be lighthearted, please know that those who are affected by, or are going to be affected by, Hurricane Florence, are in my prayers and thoughts. With that, here's your inconsequential week in review (kind of):
  • I found this link on Twitter and if you ask me, Twitter needs more stuff like this.
  • Okay, now I really wish I still had my green VW Beetle!
  • I enjoyed this lecture from Dr. Michael Kruger on women in early Christianity.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Did you see Sunday night's game?
  • Here is positive proof of that! Do not miss this testimony!
  • It seems to me that this is slipping under the radar, but I'm not sure it should.
  • Some people try to renovate the narrow gate.
  • So, if you're seeing any dots to connect between faith and climate change, you might want to have your eyes checked, because those dots don't exist.
'Be still, and know that I am God'. We must not interpret that 'Be still' in a sentimental manner. Some regard it as a kind of exhortation to us to be silent; but it is nothing of the sort. It means, 'Give up (or 'Give in') and admit I am God. God is addressing people who are opposed to Him. 
—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones