Then Paul stood in the midst of the lights and decorations in the city and said, “People of Suburbia, I perceive that in all things you are also religious. For as I passed by and beheld your lights and decorations, I found a blow-up with this inscription: ‘Happy Holidays’. What you therefore celebrate in ignorance, Him I declare unto you.” — Stirring for Advent
What a great thought on reframing the secular Christmas that surrounds us during Advent. — Stirring for Advent
I’m not one to delve into politics or to ever sign these social media open letters, but I feel I must say at least a little something about the Middle Tennessee Christians for Justice in Palestine. This letter misuses scripture and allows populist excitement around a trendy cause to overshadow real evil. Children and babies are presently held hostage. Women and young girls were raped. Families were brutally murdered in their homes. Rockets are launched from both sides of the border. — I, too, call for peace. With my Lord, I suffer with the suffering. I weep with the weeping. But, I will not allow popularity or virtue signaling to overshadow the face of true evil. — Sin abounds. Humanity is fallen and totally depraved. Jews should repent and believe in Jesus, their Messiah. Muslims should repent and follow Jesus who is God the Son. The people of Israel have done wrong to many Palestinians. I, too, want peace. But, pretending that there is any correlation between Hamas-controlled Gaza and the children of Abraham under Egyptian enslavement is just bad theology and a poor witness of God’s love for all people.
Prayed up and going forth clinging to the cross of Christ. May God use my mouth as an instrument of his peace and glory. Amen.
I must say, one of the better ideas I’ve had. A5 booklet of prayers I frequently use. No more hastily scanning through the BCP looking for what I need!
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and the for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful: and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
Giving the analogue life a try. Roterfaden in a Lochby journal cover.
ChatGPT made a pretty cool logo based off reading my website.
Beautiful morning at the beach in Destin, Florida. 🏖️
Elizabeth the Confessor, pray for us! youtu.be/Kc3UnhPHT…
Those who say that God no-longer does miracles, need to step outside. The Spirit moves in our streets and the miracles of the New Creation break in daily.
Currently reading: What God Has to Say about Our Bodies by Sam Allberry 📚
Finished reading: I Once Was Lost by Don Everts 📚
Currently reading: I Once Was Lost by Don Everts 📚
Ready to watch Nashville win with my #1 bud.
Anyone have a read-it-later service they’d recommend? Pocket is getting bad at parsing many articles. Requirement is that it’s got an Android app. I mostly read off-line on my Onyx Boox. (Hence why Pocket not downloaded entire articles is a big problem for me.)
Super interesting episode covering the Holy Land conflict from the Arab perspective. overcast.fm/+sVhnekMa…
Candy, cider, and $1 Costumes starting at 5p. Mass at 7:30p. First Wesleyan Church at 611 Shelby Ave. All are welcome!
This isn’t the only reason we home school. But it’s a big one.
This is actually not too far off from what it actually looks like when I write a sermon.
Nashville: If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to help the poor, this is it. Set aside one Saturday a month & you can make a direct impact on someone’s life & help end poverty in our city. Learn more here: forms.gle/NbPYXWQ86…
I’m incredibly excited about getting to know our neighbors better on Halloween. If you’re in Nashville we’d love to have you! — christouranchor.org/2023/10/2…
I might need a separate feed for my DALL-E 3 generated images. Not sure why I find it so fun, but I do. — Enjoy this image of spaghetti nacho pizza on the deck of an early 1900s ocean liner.
This was well put. I’ve not been able to put in words what seemed so obvious to me. This article does a good job. — Thinking Christianly about Israel - Kuyperian Commentary
Was a beautiful day to get some work done with a few brothers in Christ. We were able to pay a man $50 for his honest work. It’s great to see Christ our Anchor start to take root. Glory be to God!