Archive for the ‘Theology’ Category

On the Cross…

From Trevin Wax… On the cross, Christ slays the Dragon and wins our victory: In the cross and resurrection, Christ the warrior king is the new and better Adam who delivers a head crushing blow to the serpent. He is the new and better Joshua who drives out all his enemies from the Promised Land. He is [...]

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The Joyously Annoying Memory of Children

One of the most often repeated phrases at the Kelley house right now is, “But you said…” You can fill in the blank afterward. For us, it usually has to do with a dessert or a “special drink” (something other than water). Kids are like elephants in that way – they seem to never forget [...]

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Is Education the Enemy of Obedience?

Imagine standing on the precipice of something brand new. A promised land and future, the one your grandfather’s grandfather had been telling stories about. And you, among all the generations, are among the generation that actually gets to see it. That gets to go in. Excitement? Anticipation? Expectation? Curiosity? All these emotions and more are [...]

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You’re Going to Die (and So Might Your Dreams)

From Jared Wilson: One of the problems I have with all the “chase your dreams!” cheerleading from Christian leaders is not because I begrudge anyone wanting to achieve their dreams, but because I don’t think we readily see how easy it is to conflate our dream-chasing with God’s will in Christ. You know, it’s possible [...]

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Something More

Man. What a great video.

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4 Implications Regarding Rest

Yesterday I posted a blog entry that argued from Hebrews 4 that the true enemy of rest is not busyness; it’s unbelief. That like the Israelites of old, the reason we do not enter the promised rest of God is not because of an overcrowded schedule but because of our failure to believe in the [...]

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The Dawn of the Designer Babies

Tim Challies writes helpfully: The headline says it all: “The Dawn of the Designer Babies.” Scientists have developed a new technology meant to eliminate genetic abnormalities in newborns. They do this by combining the DNA of three people instead of only two. The procedure has been successfully tested in monkeys and now the FDA is [...]

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The Storyline of the Bible in 20 Minutes

10 minutes for the Old Testament…   And 10 minutes for the New… (HT:JT)

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When You Don’t Have a Dramatic Testimony

Lord, please save my children from a dramatic testimony. Stephen Altrogge writes: Everyone loves to hear an old-fashioned, rip-roaring, “glory!” conversion testimony. You know the kind I’m talking about. The dude who was a member of the Crips, a meth dealer, and a mob hit man before he found Jesus. Or the girl who grew [...]

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Praying for “Now” in Light of “Then”

Most of the time when we pray, we are focused on the “now.” It makes sense, doesn’t it? We see a need in our own lives or in those around us, and so we come to the throne of grace making our requests. We pray for the “right now,” as well we should. This is [...]

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