Here are my favorite articles from the week for your weekend reading.
Warfare in the Coffee Shop. “Cosmic combat occurs every Friday morning at a coffee shop a few blocks from my home…These may look like meetings for hazelnut coffee and whole-grain bagels, but what happens here is nothing less than the preparation and execution of a cosmic battle plan. Every week, every day, this is war.”
What Will Happen to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel? “How can God hold accountable for believing the gospel those who have never heard the gospel?…But the question itself is fatally flawed. Are we condemned for rejecting the gospel? Or are we condemned because we are sinners?”
What Is Marriage? This is worth taking ten minutes to watch and then pass on to friends who are interested in understanding why you’re against redefining marriage. “In the time I have today, I’ll answer three questions: what is marriage, why does marriage matter for public policy, and what are the consequences of redefining marriage?”
How to Counsel a Friend. If you have desired, but found it difficult to counsel a friend or family member, this should be helpful.
You’d Have to Be a Sicko. Sometimes comics offers the best means of cultural reflection.
What Really Matters in the Creation vs. Evolution Debate. Short and to the point summary. In the Creation/Evolution debate, “What are the non-negotiables and where is there room for flexibility?”
Playing With Snakes. “Once we learn we have liberty in a particular area, an area where previous generations of Christians didn’t think they had liberty, we sometimes forget that they had any reasons at all for their caution, and so we forget to be cautious at all.” Wilson goes on to give three common examples of drinking, birth control, and secular music.
When Your Worldview Doesn’t Work With Real Life. “You see, you and I can fool with the infrastructure as much as we would like, but we dare not fool with the foundation because it will call our bluff in a hurry.”
Never Sounded Better…