The Daily Discovery (January 6, 2017)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Passion Without Knowledge Is Deadly – “Although some really good things have come out of the Passion movement, there have been some questionable things emerge through the years as well. This year, another strange thing happened at Passion that’s causing people to ask important questions. No matter how passionate we are, if our passions are unbridled and not submissive to the Holy Spirit, it will lead to sin. Passion without knowledge is deadly.” The Commandment We Forgot: Honoring the Dishonorable – “Today we continue this series on honoring our parents, the series that considers how we, as adults, can fulfill the fifth commandment. Behind it is … Read More

The Daily Discovery (December 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) A Christmas Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story? – “How well do you know the nativity story? This short quiz is designed to help you find out! It poses 25 quick questions based on the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth. Take the quiz, share the quiz, enjoy the quiz! Best of all, let the quiz take you to the Bible to read more about this miraculous story.” The Incarnate Image of God – “At Christmas most of the world sees Jesus as a baby in a manger—nothing more. But considering its innate love for sin and hatred for God, we should not be … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 11, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics – “Evangelical writer Eric Metaxas remarked on BreakPoint last week that if Americans took a theology exam, their only hope of passing would be if God graded on a curve. He’s right. In knowing both the content of the Bible and the doctrinal foundations of Christianity, we Americans aren’t just at the bottom of our class. We are, as Ross Douthat argues in his book, “Bad Religion,” a nation of heretics.” A Fight in the Leper Colony – “It is easy to treat the spectacle that is presidential politics in 2016 as though we were dismayed spectators, but … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 13, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Gospel-Centered Monster Making – “Some people wonder (others fuss about) why we at Mortification of Spin seem to devote so much energy to objecting to the celebrity culture and methods of Big Reformed(ish) Evangelicalism. That’s an easy question to answer. It’s bad for the church. Period. The Reformed community has created their own version of the monster made by broader evangelicalism; a monster they continue to suffer from. Just becasue our theology is better does not mean that we will avoid the dangers inherent in entrusting certain para-church ministries with the duties of the church. Just because we are Calvinists doesn’t mean that our celebrities are any … Read More

The Daily Discovery (August 22, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Ben-Hur 1959 v Ben-Hur 2016: A Pastor’s Review – “One title. Two movies. Okay, actually it’s three movies. Hang on, let me double-check that… There were four Ben-Hur movies? I guess one of them is listed as a short-film. The three-and-a-half movies called Ben-Hur are based on an 1880 novel entitled Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. I haven’t read the book. But I’ve now seen at least two of the several movies it spawned.” Church, State, and the Authority of Jesus – “Imperium. I recently discovered this word. It’s not a word you would pull out while chatting with friends over coffee. … Read More

The Daily Discovery (August 5, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) LGBTQ Contradictions – “‘People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive,’ said Blaise Pascal. Indeed, attraction, not reason, is the engine of the LGBTQ movement. Otherwise it wouldn’t be riddled with contradictions such as…” The Bestsellers: Heaven Is For Real – “In this ongoing series of articles I am looking at books that have won the prestigious Platinum or Diamond Sales Awards from the Evangelical Christian Booksellers Association. The Platinum Award recognizes books that have achieved 1 million sales while the Diamond Award recognizes the few that have surpassed the 10 million … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 26, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Taking Back Christianese #3: “God is Always Pleased with You” – “Imagine this scenario. Your friend at church (who is a believer) comes to you and confesses an ugly sin they committed.  And they feel terrible about it.  What do you say? No doubt this scenario is played out countless times a week in evangelical churches all over the country–particularly given the church’s fascination with authenticity and vulnerability (see my post on that issue here).  And it is not always easy to know how to respond.” NBA Uses Their Conscience Rights to Discriminate…Uhh… – “According to MSNBC with Footballs (that would be ESPN for those following at … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 20, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Putin Can’t Stop the Gospel – “Every once in a while, a leader, whether it be a judge, a king, or a Czar, tries to do the impossible and shut down the Gospel. All throughout history many have attempted this impossible feat. Perhaps one of the most famous attempts occurred in 1673. The Lord Judge Magistrate of Bedford was fed up with John Bunyan and his preaching of the Gospel. John Bunyan was reaching thousands with the truth of scripture, and the judge obviously hated sound preaching. But when John Bunyan was told to stop, John Bunyan famously answered, ‘If I am freed today, I will preach … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 14, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Young Pastors & Fighting From Falling – “It happened again. Another pastor has fallen. From Mark Driscoll, to Darrin Patrick, Bob Coy, Tullian Tchividjian, and now Perry Noble; the past few years have witnessed more pastoral disqualifications than any of us would like to see. As a young man with eight mere years of senior pastor experience, I have been attempting to learn and re-learn a few basic-but-essential lessons from these tragedies. A few thoughts for some of us young men in positions of church leadership…” A woman tries to teach that Annihilationism is biblical – “I stepped into a conversation that was going on in the CARM chatroom … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 1, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty – “Many of our alumni, students, parents and friends have been watching the current events surrounding the California Bill SB 1146. [For an overview of this bill, see here, here and here.] This is NOT just another piece of legislation; this is a critical issue that will directly affect the future of The Master’s College! As you would expect, Dr. John MacArthur has already submitted a letter registering our strong opposition to this bill which threatens institutions freedom to provide a quality education based on a commitment to Christ and His Word.” Why I Am Not Egalitarian – “I’ve got just two articles … Read More