Flotsam & Jetsam (5/9)

Intro to the Parables of Jesus (Pt. 2) – Gregg gives us some helpful and practical guidelines for studying Jesus’ parables.

On Mother’s Day – From Christina: “Given that our Saviour is the Seed of the woman and he has taken part in the same flesh and blood, I cannot help but wonder what a born-again woman represents to Satan and his kingdom.”

Book Review: So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore – Tim Challies wrote this review three years ago, but it’s still worth reading. “… from cover-to-cover, the book is heartlessly negative towards the local church. Christians should, and perhaps even must, withdraw. But the case is made through emotion and through false comparison. Those who hold closely to Scripture may affirm some of what Jacobsen teaches in this book, but they must reject its overall message.”

Some People [Caution: Mature] – Good thoughts from Janie B. Cheaney of WORLD magazine.

Definition of “Crazy” – Wow. Just wow.

Book Review: Counterfeit Gods – John Stark of TGC Reviews offers a helpful critique of Trevin Wax’s book. He says, “My aim is not to question Wax’s assumptions behind his book. They’re good assumptions, and I hope you have the same ones. But I want to challenge some of his conclusions that come from our common assumptions.”

Imitating Augustine – Very impressive.

““I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” ~ Robert McCloskey

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4 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (5/9)”

  1. Ink,

    I would like to say that my post describes your momma to the “tee”! Wouldn’t you agree? :)

    Thank you for the awesome line-up, and for including me in it! It’s always a treat to check out the links that you’ve taken a liking to!

    And, I love the quote! Hahaha!

  2. I have dear friends who have embraced Jacobsen’s view on the church. But if you set up a straw man or rather a straw church, it’s easy to come up with all sorts of emotionally stirring reasons to trash it.

    I have first hand experience that being without the local church is nothing but spiritual suicide (borrowing the phrase from Thabiti Anyawbile).

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