The Daily Discovery (December 22, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Forever-Exalted Christ – “We shouldn’t be deceived by the size and seeming vulnerability of the baby in the manger. Jesus Christ is the creator and ruler of the entire universe—and His incarnation didn’t alter that. Even in His infancy, He was supreme to everything else, in every possible way. That’s the central thesis of the book of Hebrews. In the opening verses of that epistle, the writer outlines seven facets of Christ’s preeminence in his opening statement…” Why I’m Not Dreaming of a White Christmas – “Now’s about the time when Christmas-lovers and snow-enthusiasts around the country start checking the 5-day weather forecast, united in … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 28, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I don’t watch football any longer – “Football and other sports can be fun as well as a distraction to the Christian life. For me, it has become a distraction that needs more moderation. At the end of this post, you can examine yourself, as to whether or not you’re a sportsaholic.” Would You Rather Have Blood Filled Hands or Beautiful Feet? – “‘Would You Rather…?’ has become a very popular game in the past few years. One of my favorite ‘would you rathers’ of all time is: would you rather have fingers the size of your legs, or legs the size of your fingers? The … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 27, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Christian Men and Their Video Games – “If you’re a gamer, or a Christian gamer at least, you’ve rolled your eyes through a hundred articles by now, each one telling you why your gaming is sad, wasteful, pathetic. You’re immature, you’re addicted to pleasure, you’re a dopamine junkie. You might even have found yourself compared to a porn addict since in many minds porn and PlayStations go hand in hand. That’s not what the articles actually say, of course, but it can sure feel like it. Gamers are an easy target and a lot of people line up to take their swings.” That’s Legalism! – “‘Legalism’ The … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 12, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) These Words Shall Be On Your Heart – “Yet in the recent controversy surrounding Andy Stanley’s apologetic preaching method for reaching unbelievers, that’s exactly what’s being done. Arguments and excuses are being made for times when it is okay to exclude the word of God — deliberately, intentionally, and strategically leaving it out. Stanley thinks we need a more grown-up faith, and that grown-up faith is not based on a biblical foundation. When we were kids, songs like Jesus Loves Me were great songs: ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ But as adults, that’s silliness.” The Blog in Our Eyes – … Read More

An Open Letter to My Theologically Inclined Friends

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ey guys and gals, hope this finds you doing well. I want to chop it up with you guys for a minute about an attitude I have found incredibly disturbing in the last few months, especially since I’ve seen it in myself. The attitude is this: I have a view, I don’t much care for yours so I will treat it (and you) however I please. Now no one will put it that bluntly, that’s just plain mean, dude. No, we won’t say that but oh my, we behave like it. Like I said, that was something I saw in myself and it was an unlikely turn of events that exposed that rot. A few years ago, I left my church … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 10, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) What Do We Do Until Christ Returns? – “On this program our hosts are joined once more by Justin Holcomb who is the canon for vocations for the diocese of Orlando of the Episcopal Church. He is the author of the recent work God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies. He is also the author of Rid of My Disgrace, Know the Creeds, and other excellent resources. We are also joined by Adriel Sanchez, who is the pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church in San Diego.” Does Carrying Signs Really Save Babies? – “Most of us have noticed that guy … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 1, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Of Gorillas and Men – “A few days ago, Harambe the gorilla was shot by the Cincinatti Zoo after a 4-year-old child accidentally climbed past the fence and enclosures–only to tumble into the moat surrounding the gorilla’s habitat. Sensing that the child’s life was in immediate danger, zoo workers made the prompt decision to shoot and kill the animal. For many reasons this was indeed a tragic incident–not least of which is the fact that silverback gorillas are a regal and endangered species.” The Slave of Christ – “When I began to preach the book of Philippians a couple years ago, I noticed that Paul immediately … Read More

The Daily Discovery (May 19, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I Am Not Atheist – “Today I embark on the first part of my promised series ‘Why I Am Not.’ This series was provoked by the question of how I came by my religious beliefs. Why do I believe so strongly in the existence of a God instead of doubting or denying it? Why am I Protestant instead of Roman Catholic? I began to think about these questions and many more and, naturally, my thoughts worked themselves out in writing. Today I want to begin with the broadest question of all and tell why I am not an atheist. My goal is not first to … Read More

Andy Stanley, Megachurches, and the Bullying of Christ’s Bride

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number of years ago, my wife and I were members of a large New England church; a “megachurch.” Now, it’s very important that I differentiate between a “large” church and a “megachurch” as it’s more than simply number of people in attendance each week. This church is what I would consider to be the latter. Some telling characteristics included: It was unashamedly modeled after Willow Creek. It was decidedly seeker-sensitive. It was contemporary, even cutting edge. Copies of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life were never in short supply in the church bookstore. Every ministry had a cool name and an even cooler slogan. They had exquisite coffee. You get the picture. After about four years, my wife and I were growing … Read More

Why Hebrews is the Best Book in the Bible

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ew letters in the New Testament showcase the glory of Christ quite like Hebrews. The question for the ages is: Who is Jesus? While most Americans could barely answer the question, even many religious people believe He’s anything else but God Himself. But Christians must see that Jesus is the supreme Person; He is greater than anyone who has ever lived or who will ever live, because He is the incarnation of God in human flesh. If you’re seeking to marvel at the Lord Jesus Christ, the book of Hebrews is for you! Main themes: the supremacy of Christ Favorite verses: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far … Read More