Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Perhaps the one that has stuck out to me the most came from a mentor of mine. It says,
Whenever we experience the pain and sorrow and grief of loosing someone who has been with us all of our lives, it allows God to become more real, His Spirit more comforting and His presence more personal. Without feelings of emptiness there would be no space for God to fill, no tears for Him to wipe away and no reason to hope for the life that is to come.
Monday, June 18, 2012
This isn't really a new debate for Southern Baptists, at the roots of the denominations history are leaders including convention presidents and seminary presidents who embraced a Calvinistic view of salvation. Walter Shurden, a moderate Baptist historian (once a Southern Baptist) has stated in a few of his books that there is something in the DNA of Baptists that causes them (us) to fight. If there isn't a debate or topic swirling around then we will create one. I believe that the renewed interest in the Calvinism debate is just such a topic. The SBC has been quite for too long (the most recent major debate of course being the so called "battle for the Bible"), so therefore there needed to be a fresh topic and source of contention. Just one of the things I love about being a Baptist.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
It was a good day with my family. I'm so blessed with an amazing wife and wonderful children. We spent time in worship, lunch with friends and students, then some time at home watching the Cosby Show.
Strange not to be able to talk yo either of our dad's today. Trusting that they know how much we love them and miss them!