“For speaker/teacher/Bible-geeks-who-do-online-ministry, it’s rare to receive emails like the one I received yesterday via Facebook…but when you do, it totally makes your day…”
“The challenge we as Christians have when reading Atlas Shrugged (or any of Ayn Rand’s other work) is to take the true and right from her work–of which there is much in the area of political/economic macro ideas–while rejecting the naively sinful egoist worldview upon which it rests.”
A discussion in the blogosphere on Hell and why it does or doesn’t matter…
“If you’re enjoying the discussion here in the Dojo with my buddy Jake (“Are the Young/Restless/Reformed crowd jerks??”), stay tuned for more that I will share in coming posts as I deal with the specific issues involving critique verses attack and how we can tell the difference.
For now, let me just share a few bullet point observations about the book and the controversy now that I’ve had a chance to read “Love Wins” for myself…”
“Two points I’m trying to make here are 1) This [i.e. “jerkishness” is more a characteristic of the blogosphere than it is of the Reformed world and 2) In some cases, the leaders of the non- or anti-Reformed crowd are guilty of the same kind of inflammatory language they decry from no-name commenters on the other side.”
“In the wake of the hoopla surrounding Rob Bell’s book (i.e. “Bellgate”!) I’ve had the opportunity to discuss a number of issues with various friends who find themselves generally on the side of Bell’s sharpest critics. The conversations have been good and have challenged everyone involved (hopefully) to pursue truth and faithful orthodoxy, but with charity and Christian humility.”
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“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places…”
The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) is the greatest love song ever written…that’s literally what the title “song of songs” means!
However, like any song, its lyrics have been the subject of varying interpretations and much speculation. There are multiple theories of what exactly is going on in the Song, but rather than getting into those (which I will address next week at CharlotteONE) I wanted to simply let the Song speak for itself here.