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Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • Celebrating Reformation Day
  • The Word of God has the power to change history and transform continents. It has the power to change hearts, including yours and mine. The best way to celebrate Reformation Day is to remember that truth.

  • What Christians Should Know About Halloween
  • Sin indeed corrupts, but the sin is not so much “out there in the world” as is in the heart of every person. The reject position falsely assumes sin is mostly what we do rather than who we are.

  • Christianity and the Dark Side—What about Halloween?
  • Visually, the subject is unparalleled, if only considered in terms of costume design and art direction. Dramatically, Halloween’s ancient roots evoke dark and melodramatic themes, ripe for transformation into film’s language of shadow and light.

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Links


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Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • Don’t Do God’s Will Like an Atheist
  • Doing right for right’s sake is atheistic. Christians should do what’s right for God’s sake; because the Bible teaches us to do everything for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

  • From Hitler’s Wolves to Christ’s Lambs
  • The scandal of Christianity is not that these men went to heaven; it is that God loved them so much that he was willing to die to get them there. Had it been a human decision, many would have thrown these men, guilty of such atrocities, into the flames of hell.

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Links


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The Mighty Luther

The Mighty Luther

Today, Dr. Steve Lawson spent at least two hours lecturing on Martin Luther during his History of Expository Preaching class at the Master’s Seminary. Two hours was not enough time.

Martin Luther was a preaching machine. He often delivered as many as four sermons a day (over six thousand total) when he wasn’t teaching. According to section CCCXCVII of his Table-Talks, a good preacher should:

  • Teach systematically
  • Have a ready wit
  • Be eloquent
  • Have a good voice
  • Have a good memory
  • Know when to make an end
  • Be sure of his doctrine
  • Venture and engage body and blood, wealth and honor, in the Word
  • Suffer himself to be mocked and jeered of everyone

Luther was a man’s preacher who defended his flock and refused to shy from conflict.

A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

Unflinchingly bold and vividly expressive, he burned with passion and compelling rhetoric. Luther also refused to mince words and hold punches when the times required him to drop the staff and pick up the sword.

Don’t believe me? Behold the LUTHER INSULTER! (with citations)

A more comprehensive list can be found here (as well as the compiler’s explanation).

The “Mighty Luther” was mighty indeed!

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Article


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