Tuesday, May 24, 2011

(Un)Limited Atonement

Had an opportunity this last Sunday to speak at Renton New Life as part of a series about Thinking Scripture - Thinking Inside the Box. Had a blast - what a great community and a great team!

A link to the audio for my talk on (Un)Limited Atonement is available at http://www.newliferenton.com/index.php?nid=14711&s=gl, as well as links to other talks in the series. We have a great God!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

God's Vigor

Our conversation this morning was focused on Hebrews 11 (remember, the podcasts are available at
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We also discussed a portion of Chesterton's book Orthodoxy, and here's the part I quoted:

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead.  For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.  But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony.  It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them.  It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical ENCORE.

May your day be glorious and blessed!