Gay Marriage, Ammo Against Porn, Cinema & the American Dream, Giving to God.
Deal of the Day
N. T. Wright. Simply Good News. Reviewed by Andrew Wilson. (CT)
Paul’s two-fold imperative for the Church is to flee sexual immorality and glorify God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:18–20). Paul gives us seven theological ammunitions that empower us to obey these commands and kill porn.
I‘m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
Our country lives and dies by this line—politically, socially, and morally. If there’s one quality that seems to embody the American spirit, it’s freedom. That freedom is often symbolized, at least intrinsically anyway, in what we call the “American Dream,” the belief that everyone within our nation’s borders has an equal chance to make something of his or her life, to achieve personal success in whatever form desired—whether wealth, riches, power, fame, or something else.
Ricky Alcantar. How Much Money/Time/Stuff Do I Need to Give to God. (Blazing Center)
In America we’re all about “balance.” We want a “work/life” balance. We want to balance our role in our family, with our hobbies. And we, especially, love us some “me time” – our time to unwind and shop, or watch an uninterrupted football game, or take in a movie, or play a game with our amateur sports club. We look at our calendar, or our budget, and divide our calendar into “My time” and “Family time” and “Exercise time” and perhaps “God time.” In general we see our time as, well, our time, and try to decide how best we should use it.
To pull us out of this mindset I’d suggest asking three questions…
Romans 15:2 “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
“We must never edit God.” A. W. Tozer