New blog address 07/05/2008
I have a new blog. After playing with this for a few weeks, I found this other site worked well. From now on that's where I'll be.
Religion in America Survey 06/27/2008
The release of this survey by the Pew Research Center of more than 35,000 Americans has some shocking statistics. Here is a breakdown of how self-identified evenagelicals answered survey questions. The last question (My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, OR: many religions can lead to eternal life.) should give anyone concerned about the state of Christianity in America concern. Over half of evangelicals think that many religions can lead to eternal llife. In John 14:6, Jesus told Thomas "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Many reasons could be cited and discussed explaining the modern breakdown of truth claims and knowledge of foundational, Biblical truths. At the least, we should consider our own understanding of the Gospel and how we share it with others.
First Things First 06/25/2008
I just signed up to receive a daily email thougtht from Of First Importance. Nobody needs more junk in their inbox, but what could be more important than a short, daily reminder of the work of Christ in our salvation?
Gospel Centered Parenting 06/23/2008
I've listened to a lot of messages about Chrisitian parenting, and I've attended a few seminars on the subject. I would rank these two messages by C.J. Mahaney among the best I've heard.
My Future - An Exclamation Point! 06/23/2008
The speaker asked everyone to close their eyes.
Dennis Rainey's grandchild is with Jesus 06/20/2008
May God bless this family. How does anyone face such a situation without hope in Christ?
Conference on the power of words 06/18/2008
Because I love poetry, great speeches and the power of words, here is a conference I would love to attend. These messages should be available for free download from Desiring God Ministries not long after the conference and I will be sure to post the link when it is available.
John Piper on Supreme Court decision 06/17/2008
This is a wonderful post by John Piper regarding President Bush's comments on the recent Supreme Court decision to grant constitutional rights to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Piper reminds us of human depravity and of the kindness of God expressed in the founding ideas of the United States.
Voddie Baucham on men 06/17/2008
Poem by Claire McClure 06/17/2008
There is something about this poem that I really like. Maybe it is just that I love books and the power of words.