The Daily Discovery (July 13, 2016)

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Owen Strachan Resigns as CBMW President – “Owen Strachan announced his resignation as president of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood at a meeting of the organization’s board of directors in early June. Strachan has served as CBMW president for more than two years, and as executive director for two years prior to that. He began to consider and pray about his future with the organization last fall, and decided earlier this spring to step away after CBMW’s T4G Pre-Conference. He will continue to serve CBMW as a senior fellow.”

A Three-Fold Case for Premillennialism – “‘Whoa, did he just say that?’ Sometimes a futuristic premillennialist with strong convictions is ridiculed for basing his end times views on something that has yet to occur. He can be misunderstood as having his own private brand of arrogance. As if it is absurd to make a biblical case for the thousand-year reign of Christ upon the earth from God’s Word. Should we avoid offering a millennial position? No. Does it really matter how we approach the biblical text? Yes.”

You Can Hate Christians, But Stop With This Stupid Argument – “Sure enough, as the ribbon was cut and the first several thousand people made their way through the massive structure now sitting in northern Kentucky, online atheist (and some Christian) trolls started tweeting pictures of starving Ethiopian children or statistics of homeless people in Kentucky alongside the price tag for the Ark project. First, the annoying part of this fake argument is that it is usually made by individuals who, if you checked their tax returns, haven’t made too many donations to help those starving kids themselves.  That isn’t saying Christians shouldn’t help feed the hungry; it’s more a speck/plank issue of hypocrisy that grates on my nerves.”

There is no Pro-Life Case for Donald Trump – “We are now in the 12th hour of the conservatism’s life in this election cycle, which means it is as good a time as any to revisit the question of how I plan to proceed through American political life over the next four months. For those who don’t want to read further, it is hard to find a more succinct or accurate distillation of the development of my thought than that offered by Ben Sasse’s spokesman after the Senator met with Trump this week: ‘Mr. Sasse continues to believe that our country is in a bad place and, with these two candidates, this election remains a dumpster fire. Nothing has changed.’ I heartily agree. There are no conditions at this point under which I could possibly vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.”

Preachers and Prepackaged Sermons – “It is the best of times and the worst of times for pastors. Technology has made more resources available than ever before; yet the demands of pastoral ministry outpace the ability to keep up. In those moments of feeling overwhelmed, it can be tempting to look for ways to bypass the hard work of sermon preparation. Unfortunately, there are many ways to take shortcuts in preparing next Sunday’s message. One of the most popular is found in the tsunami of prepackaged programs designed by Christian publishers, promoted by Christian marketing companies, and sold at Christian bookstores. The appeal is simple.”



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