Monthly Archives: August 2010

Social Justice is Not Enough

In “Social Justice is Not Enough,” missionary and blogger Seth Barnes argues that Christian missionary work cannot be merely concerned with issues of social justice. No, the gospel of grace actually has to be introduced or Christian missions isn’t really … Continue reading

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Carl Trueman “On the Virtue of Wasting Time”

Carl Trueman, professor of  Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, has another helpful, counter-culture post over at the Ref21 blog. Trueman is commending the lost virtue of “wasted time” in a culture running at a frenetic pace. Here’s … Continue reading

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Snack Time

Julia just sent me this pic. You can only swim so long before you need a snack. For Michael, string cheese will do.

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Speaking of “Cool”

From Greg Gilbert’s What Is the Gospel: But really, we should just face it. The message of the cross is going to sound like nonsense to the people around us. It’s going to make us Christians sound like fools, and … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Uncool

Brett McCracken, a 27-year-old self-professed evangelical, has an important column in today’s Wall Street Journal. Titled, “The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity,” McCracken begins by recognizing the “scramble” among baby-boomers to “keep young members engaged in the life of the … Continue reading

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Wishing I was here right now with Julia (instead of blogging and putting off the run I need to get in). [Stumptown Coffee on Division Avenue in Portland, OR]

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

Ray Ortlund helps us do this via Jonathan Edwards.

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