Yep, good guess. Doesn’t it seem like the most unLutheran thing ever said? (Source: sermon on John 15:10. vol. 24 in the Pelikan edition of his Works)
Therefore it behooves everyone to search his heart and examine himself. Let no one bank on thoughts like these: “I am baptized and am called a Christian. I hear God’s Word and go to the Sacrament.”
When I was a pastor, the church budget showed that I had a ridiculously high housing allowance and that always raised eyebrows. But then we would explain that I only got to deduct what I actually spend on housing, or what the church budgeted for my housing, whichever was lower. So we budgeted a high […]
I’m thankful for our former fellow Jared Wilson’s expanding sphere of influence. Check out this opportunity to hear him interviewed Thursday by Steve Brown. His new book looks pretty good too.
Here’s a quote from Richard Lovelace: “Many have a theoretical commitment to this doctrine, but in their day to day existence rely on their sanctification for their justification, drawing their assurance of their acceptance with God from their sincerity, their past experience of conversion, their recent religious performance or the relative infrequency of their conscious […]
I’ve been playing hold em in and out of casinos for about ten years. Last year I taught my son to play and now he’s better than I am. Absolutely it’s a skill game. I’m hoping that two years from now when he can play legally in casinos, he’ll remember to tip his old man […]
Wow. I actually had not heard about Warren’s son until now. Maybe I was just completely oblivious because of law school, or maybe the internet was uncharacteristically hushed about it. I hope it was the latter. Anyway, belated prayers for the Warrens and for some reform in our nation’s terrible mental health system.
This weekend we went to visit my son who is a freshman at a small midwestern liberal arts college. Yesterday morning we went church shopping with him. Funny how even though I’ve left evangelicalism and joined a mainline church, I still balk at recommending one for my son. So we went and visited a large […]
Johnny Mac, bless his baby heart, is gettin’ near the guardian of the person and estate phase. But is this latest book really anything more than the twentieth anniversary of this book?
this is not a church programming thing it’s a parenting thing. Amen to that. And that goes for a boatload of other things too. Sometimes the evangelical church just seems like a big nervous parents support group.