Okay, so my blog is stuttering, as I expected it would, but is still more consistent than it has been at most periods in the past. Anyway, this is about two weeks worth of Stash. Away we go…
Jon Nelson of The Gospel Coalition has some good thoughts on why expository preaching is good for teens. “Adults in the church have pitifully underestimated the capacity of young people to grasp biblical truth revealed in the very structure of the biblical text.” Too true. I’m a major fan of expository preaching to the point that I think topical preaching is almost always a bad idea. It makes me happy to see someone arguing for it even for the younger men and women in church.
“No sinner is more lost than the religious sinner.” That sums up a great essay over at Pyromaniacs on the kind of religion that might look good to worldly eyes, but is ultimately damning. No one gets into heaven by being a good or spiritual person, but only by leaning on Jesus Christ.
Stephen Hawking has a new book coming out where he once again has decided to cross the line from mathematics and into religion. Al Mohler offers some great analysis. Hawking makes the assertion that suggesting that God created the universe just begs the question of “Who Made God?” He doesn’t realize that the exact same argument applies to his theory of spontaneous creation. As Dr. Edgar Andrews puts it, “It’s either God who created the universe or its turtles all the way down.”
Fred Butler points out a revealing video from National Geographic. Evolutionary biologists have a hard time acting like evolutionary biologists and make a critical gaffe about the design of the way a giraffe’s body works as a piston:
Ever have some unbeliever (or even someone claiming to be a believer) tell you not to judge them and tell you that they are quoting scripture? As usual, this is quoted out of context if they are trying to prevent you from judging some questionable moral decision they’ve made.
Justin Taylor has put together an FAQ on Mormonism and how it differs from the Bible.
Here’s an interesting fact. For all the media coverage of hatred against muslims, there are 10 times as many hate crimes reported against Jews. But this narrative in the media is upside down.
And to the funnies (HT: Brent):
This would really have hurt: