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What I Read Online – 08/07/2012 (p.m.)

08 Aug
    • According to Ernest Becker, writing in The Denial of Death, we live in an age of apocalyptic romance. We’ve removed God and his design for marriage and replaced him with unbearable expectations for transcendent relationships. So how do these new definitions and demands affect our search for a compatible mate?
    • So, no matter who we are talking to, our gospel must centre on Jesus in the imminent judgement. This is the eternal gospel for all people.2
    • We are told to love God and love our neighbour. We can love God by faithfully transmitting his message, but we love our audience by showing them respect, affirming them, developing their thinking using common ground, and warning them against idolatry. Perhaps the most vivid way to do this would be to string together a panorama of stories about Jesus that you have memorized and that function to affirm, develop and warn your audience.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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