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What I Read Online – 10/17/2012 (a.m.)

17 Oct
    • Ken Jones on Reforming Local Churches

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      My man Ken Jones is a veteran of pastoral ministry and a seasoned practitioner in reforming churches. He sits down with The White Horse Inn, where he’s also a co-host, and offers this short video on reforming churches. A good deal of wisdom and encouragement to profit from here.

    • Ken Jones on Reforming Local Churches
    • In matters of legalism, rest – yes – but in matters of holiness, run. Run like your hair is on fire. Cast off everything that hinders: all false measures of righteousness cloaked as homemade bread or spotless kitchen surfaces. But let your newly-found chill mentality toward Pinterest and June Cleaver free up energy to run the race that counts. Because this good work of loving God and loving others is a race for the fit and the fleet, particularly if you’re a mom
    • Prayers against this ruling, it seems to me, are appropriate, in line with 1 Timothy 2:1-2: “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” The HHS mandate prevents Christian companies from fulfilling their vocations in godly ways that respect human life and dignity, therefore we should pray that God would move in the hearts of those in high positions so that the government would fulfill its primary calling: the practice and promotion of justice.
    • I am not against polemics. It is a necessary virtue for Christians in so far as Christianity believes in the immovability and central importance of truth. Where would the church be today if Athanasius, Augustine, and Luther eschewed polemics? Christians must be willing to enter the fray and engage in controversy if they are to be faithful in a fallen world.
    • 1. Polemicists can be over-sensitive to certain errors
    • 2. Polemicists can be under-sensitive to other errors
    • 3. Polemicists can lose all sense of proportion
    • 4. Polemicists can see everything through a single lens
    • 5. Polemicists can be less than careful with their attacks
    • 6. Polemicists can give their opponents too much power over them
    • 7. Polemicists can forget that there is more to life than controversy

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

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