This will be one of those "start small but mighty" Fridays. Check back after noon, TX time.
- Over at The4thDave Blog, Dave Mitchell has been posting his thoughts about the Sufficient Fire conference. He was to post his final thoughts today.
- Speaking of Sufficient Fire, our friends over at Charisma Magazine who is either adding to or improving on Scripture with her private "prophetic words." Once again, it's that 99% fringe that gives the 1% a bad name!
- What, you still want to tell me that Charismatics believe in the sufficiency of Scripture? Well, isn't that special!
- In case you didn't notice: Logos has God's Wisdom in Proverbs on sale this month. Also, WTS Books and the publisher are selling the hard-copy for about 50% off (here and here).
- Last week we noted our latest Profile In Courage By Embodying Its Opposite — the "evangelical" TN church that caved to the homosexualist agenda. Apart from misidentifying the church as "the new Israel," Owen Strachan offers a really terrific, stirring, heartening, un-TGC-like commentary on the incident. It's full of quotables, so just read it.
- Meanwhile, here in Houston, a woman gave up her search for a man, and married herself. I'd say she's every bit as "married" as folks who "marry" in their own sex. (H-t Robert Sakovich.)
- A brother saved from the homosexual lifestyle muses about why God didn't answer his years of prayers to be made straight. It's nuanced, thoughtful, careful and helpful — and yet it's a really good read anyway!
- Denny Burk pointed to a thought-provoking essay about a girl who experienced some sexual identity confusion in 1985, and how there were fewer options to affirm and cement her confusion, and how grateful the lady that she now is that she went through this then and not now.
- Denny also points to a bit of straight thinking (pun noted, not intended) on the absurdity of transgenderist thinking...if it can be called that.
- Denny Trifecta: the prof offers guidelines on how to relate as Christians to those who have mutilated themselves.
@BibChr @TyndaleHouse all I saw is "there is no truth" Farewell, Dan Phillips
— Bible Type (@DogmaticTruth) February 5, 2015
- The best part of Justin Taylor's post on the days of Genesis continues to be the response-pieces. Mark Snoeberger of DBTS offers a detailed (and very good) response to the propping up of old-earthism by Justin Taylor that we noted last week. Really enjoy his style. Refreshing contrast.
- (One of Mark's commenters opined that the post was thoughtful, careful, and respectful. What a terrible thing to say. Don't let that stop you from reading it.)
- Plus: As I've often remarked, when Doug Wilson is good, none is better. As he is when he weighs in on the days of creation. Many thinkables and quotables.
- I wonders: did TGC block 9Marks after this tweet?
Giving and receiving godly criticism is a necessary element in the life of healthy relationships and healthy churches http://t.co/hgYB3qplst
— 9Marks (@9Marks) February 3, 2015
- Relatedly (if you think about it), Carl Trueman offers some more poignant thoughts about the Top Men, their echo chambers, and how we must avoid the same.
- The Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary Journal is a goldmine, and here's an article linking to some examples and pointing to more.
- Good to know that "the medieval Christian threat is under control." #burn
- A really good suggestion for church involvement from Kevin DeYoung.
- At no extra cost, the (really wretched) meta to Kevin's (really excellent) post is yet another illustration of what happens with high-visibility unmoderated comment sections, and why we don't do it. Ironically, you'll see a character there calling himself "A. Amos Love," waving around a note from God as to why Christ's church isn't for him. Evidently he did not use the opportunity to learn from what happened when he tried that here, after his first effort here.
- With some epic-ly clever graphics, Lyndon Unger writes about
- In closing, I ask: What do you get when you cross a really fast pianist with a really fast drummer? And I answer: This guy.