The Daily Discovery (January 18, 2017)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy – “We were made to exist within time, to age as we progress through the years allotted to us. As we age, we experience tremendous sorrows—the sorrows of weakness, weariness, reaping, mortality, and fear. But we do not experience only sorrows. We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory.” Love & Irritability – “It was a typical night waiting tables in the fine dining room of the country club. Napkins were creased, flowers centered, and tables angled just right. … Read More

The Daily Discovery (November 3, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Our Impoverished Imaginations: The World of Jen Hatmaker – “Last week Jen Hatmaker, a prominent evangelical author who most recently featured on the Belong Tour with several other notable evangelical women, gave an interview to RNS focused primarily around politics and the 2016 election. Amongst other things, they covered issues related to sexual ethics, same-sex relationships, and gay marriage.” A Few Brief Thoughts On the Hatmaker Hermeneutic – “In the past week we’ve seen a prominent Christian philosopher and a prominent Christian author state publicly that they no longer hold to the historic understanding of biblical sexuality. A number of excellent responses have already been written—most … 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 (July 5, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Christian Colleges, Religious Liberty, and SB 1146 – “This post is an update to an earlier article published on The Master’s Seminary blog, An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty. On June 30, a piece of proposed state legislation made its way to the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The bill (SB 1146) has already passed in the state senate by a vote of 26–13. The next stop for the bill, at this point, is the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, before it goes to the floor for a vote. Because the bill is continually being amended, an analysis of the bill as it currently stands can be read here. Or, for … Read More

Why 3 John is the Best Book in the Bible

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here exists a misconception that love and truthfulness cannot coexist. If one is being painfully honest, love is absent; when one loves others, there is a tendency to bear with others and gloss over bigger issues. However, the essence of love is honesty. In fact, a lack of truth is evidence of a lack of love. The apostle Paul exhorts the church to “speak the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15), as the two must work together as close friends. In John’s third letter, he continues to maintain his fervent love for the church, all the while, calling out a savage threat which threatens to undermine authority, destroy unity, and extinguish genuine love within the body. For those who seek to … Read More

Why 2 John is the Best Book in the Bible

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e all have our Bible book favorites but, sad to say, books like 2 John don’t often make the cut. And further, we struggle sometimes to understand why they’re even in the Bible. In this post, we’re going to look at why 2 John is included in our Bibles, and further, why it’s an amazing book! Main Theme: Truth & Love Favorite verses: “I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.” (2 John 4) “And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments.” (2 John 6)