What I Read Online – 05/01/2013 (a.m.)

01 May
    • Only partner deeply with likeminded churches
    • Network within your network.
    • If you don’t have a network, build one
    • Thus, McDonald rightly reminds us that the most important issue regarding the canon is not academic, but practical. The canon is not just something to investigate but something to obey.
    • hey are not Bibles. But nor are they for children; at least, they are not just for children.
    • Of the two I believe BPSB is the more successful in combining faithfulness to Scripture with a hermeneutical approach that lends clarity and unity to its presentation. As an overview of the Bible’s message it serves a useful purpose, and other story bibles which offer a greater level of detail and abroader coverage of Scripture can supplement it. While the love of God has a strong prima facie claim to being a central theme of Scripture, JSB reflects some of the weaknesses of that model, at least insofar as it is finding expression in contemporary evangelicalism.
    • Because the new age has dawned and marriage itself does not continue into the resurrection existence of the new heaven and the new earth, then, as important and as wonderful as marriage is, the thoughtful Christian will not invest it with eternal significance.
    • But the lesson to be learned from the passages we have been surveying in 1 Cor 7 is this: even when we are rightly developing faithful cultural expressions of art and music, even when we are digging wells in the Sahel and developing centers to help the homeless, even when we patiently and lovingly build solid marriages in line with God’s disclosure of what marriage should be, even when we connect the use of our fiscal resources to kingdom priorities, the entire fabric of our current existence stands under God’s as if not. We cannot, we must not, be entirely engrossed even in good things that God himself labels χαρίσματα, God’s gracious gifts, if those gracious gifts are tied to an order that is passing away. If we learn this lesson well, we shall better understand what it means to lay up treasures in heaven.
    • Agassiz was the founder of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology and a Harvard professor in the 19th century. The following account was written by one of his students, Samuel H. Scudder, under the title “Agassiz and the Fish, by a Student” (American Poems, 3rd ed. [Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879], pp. 450-54). Thanks to David Howard’s site for the reproduction of the original story.

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