Thomas Watson’s The Doctrine of Repentance is, in my opinion, a must read for all Christians. Watson’s explication of biblical repentance is humbling and encouraging.
On turning from sin and turning to God, Watson writes:
Today marks the 11th anniversary of 9/11. It has been 11 years since I sat in 10th grade Social Studies class and heard the news that NYC had been attacked.
National Geographic has offered this 45 minute documentary for free streaming. The Lord is good.
Though still unconfirmed it appears It is now confirmed, Mark Driscoll is stepping down as president of Acts 29, the church planting network that has now planted over 400 churches in the United States. There is some overlap between Acts 29 and the Southern Baptist Convention, as some SBC churches also belong to the Acts 29 Network. Acts 29 has been well-received by many Southern Baptists, while others see the network as a threat to the convention. Continue Reading…
Agree or disagree, the folks at Invisible Children have pierced the hearts of mainstream humanity with their widely viewed Kony 2012. The video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his crimes has now reached almost 80 million views on YouTube alone (sorry Vimeo).
With such exposure, it is a certainty that criticisms and concerns will be voiced regarding the intentions and desired outcome of those at Invisible Children. Because of this, they have released a new film answering some of the most common and meaningful questions.
Justin Taylor has posted a short account of a certain Biblical Greek student’s experience in college and how God’s grace radically changed not only his semester but his entire life.
“In my first year of Greek at Biola University, I nearly failed the subject. The professor, Dr. Harry Sturz, had compassion on me and gave me a passing grade. I took a different professor in second-year Greek. He gave us a battery of exams at the beginning of the semester. One exam each week. I failed the first exam. I failed the second exam. I failed the third exam. I failed the fourth exam, but it was a high F! And I got a D on the fifth exam. “Hey,” I thought, “I’m really getting this Greek thing down!”
The professor called me into his office and told me that I should check out of Greek. That was the wake-up call I needed. I went down to my dorm room, got on my knees, and confessed to the Lord that I had dragged his name through the mud. I reasoned that since I am in Christ and he is in me, he was failing Greek, too. And even though I was at a Christian school, I was soiling his reputation. I repented of my sin—the sin of mediocrity because I was surrounded by Christians, the sin of thinking that I did not need to do my best since I was a Christian.
I went back to the professor and asked for one more chance.”
Find out how the story ends and who the student is over at Justin’s blog.