Reformed Theology Doug Wilson gently corrects Russel Moore for his shortsightedness regarding theocracies.  Calvinism

Doug Wilson gently corrects Russel Moore for his shortsightedness regarding theocracies.

Reformed Theology Doug Wilson gently corrects Russel Moore for his shortsightedness regarding theocracies.  Calvinism
Doug Wilson gently corrects Russel Moore for his shortsightedness regarding theocracies.
https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/a-primer-on-theocracies.html
https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/a-primer-on-theocracies.html
Link: Doug Wilson gently corrects Russel Moore for his shortsightedness regarding theocracies.
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Reformed Theology Meeting with a JW and a praise report.  Calvinism

Meeting with a JW and a praise report.

Reformed Theology Meeting with a JW and a praise report.  Calvinism
Meeting with a JW and a praise report.

I shared nearly a year ago about how my wife and I had been meeting with a Jehovah's Witness; he came to our house about 4 different times and we would sit and talk for 2-3 hours each time. We hadn't met in nearly 8 months, as life got in the way (he moved a few blocks away from where he was living, we moved a few blocks from where we were living, health issues, etc), but we met again last night to try and pick up where we left off. The meeting was supposed to take an hour (it never does, lol) but we talked for 2 1/2 hours.

I just wanted to say that I am grateful to the Lord for His goodness in helping my wife and I be faithful witnesses to our Witness friend. We were able to continue to relay Biblical truth to him without getting too caught up in the weeds of tertiary issues. He continues to be shocked (for lack of a better word) to hear the positions my wife and I hold, and that we are able to provide Scripture and sound reason as to why. Discussing the Sovereignty of God, the nature of the Kingdom, the Character and Nature of God; these were the focuses of our evening. The Lord helped my wife and I to present a united, Biblically based front, with my wife able to reference and quote more Scripture than either our JW friend or I.

As has been the trend thus far, the evening began amicably and ended amicably, and we are to meet with him again in about a month or so. We have invited him and his wife to come eat dinner sometime, as he has an interest in smoking meats and my wife makes killer guacamole, so we shall see if this comes about. We want to love them well and let them know they are loved, even in the midst of our strong disagreements.

TL;DR – Wife and I began meeting back up with a Jehovah's Witness friend of ours, and God helped us be faithful to Him and His word. Praising God for how the evening went and for continued interaction.

I shared nearly a year ago about how my wife and I had been meeting with a Jehovah’s Witness; he came to our house about 4 different times and we would sit and talk for 2-3 hours each time. We hadn’t met in nearly 8 months, as life got in the way (he moved a few blocks away from where he was living, we moved a few blocks from where we were living, health issues, etc), but we met again last night to try and pick up where we left off. The meeting was supposed to take an hour (it never does, lol) but we talked for 2 1/2 hours.I just wanted to say that I am grateful to the Lord for His goodness in helping my wife and I be faithful witnesses to our Witness friend. We were able to continue to relay Biblical truth to him without getting too caught up in the weeds of tertiary issues. He continues to be shocked (for lack of a better word) to hear the positions my wife and I hold, and that we are able to provide Scripture and sound reason as to why. Discussing the Sovereignty of God, the nature of the Kingdom, the Character and Nature of God; these were the focuses of our evening. The Lord helped my wife and I to present a united, Biblically based front, with my wife able to reference and quote more Scripture than either our JW friend or I.As has been the trend thus far, the evening began amicably and ended amicably, and we are to meet with him again in about a month or so. We have invited him and his wife to come eat dinner sometime, as he has an interest in smoking meats and my wife makes killer guacamole, so we shall see if this comes about. We want to love them well and let them know they are loved, even in the midst of our strong disagreements.TL;DR – Wife and I began meeting back up with a Jehovah’s Witness friend of ours, and God helped us be faithful to Him and His word. Praising God for how the evening went and for continued interaction.
Link: Meeting with a JW and a praise report.
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Reformed Theology Is anything wrong with Lectio Divina?  Calvinism

Is anything wrong with Lectio Divina?

Reformed Theology Is anything wrong with Lectio Divina?  Calvinism
Is anything wrong with Lectio Divina?

Forgive my ignorance, but I am, well, ignorant when it comes to this subject. I have heard it spoken of in some circles, and written about in others, but I cannot recall what the deal is. IF I am remembering correctly, there are many who take issue with the concept of Lectio Divina, and I was wondering what (if anything) is wrong with it? As I understand it, Lectio Divina, while being Catholic-y, is simply to read, meditate, pray, and contemplate the Scriptures. Am I missing something?

Forgive my ignorance, but I am, well, ignorant when it comes to this subject. I have heard it spoken of in some circles, and written about in others, but I cannot recall what the deal is. IF I am remembering correctly, there are many who take issue with the concept of Lectio Divina, and I was wondering what (if anything) is wrong with it? As I understand it, Lectio Divina, while being Catholic-y, is simply to read, meditate, pray, and contemplate the Scriptures. Am I missing something?
Link: Is anything wrong with Lectio Divina?
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Reformed Theology April 1st and Easter  Calvinism

April 1st and Easter

Reformed Theology April 1st and Easter  Calvinism
April 1st and Easter

Just a heads up for those who have edgelords in their lives: Easter is on April 1st this year, so be prepared for a flurry of blasphemous and sacrilegious memes/social media posts. My wife was going over the calendar, marking important dates, and she noticed that Easter is on April 1st this year, which made me roll my eyes in anticipation of the social media posts to come.

Just a heads up for those who have edgelords in their lives: Easter is on April 1st this year, so be prepared for a flurry of blasphemous and sacrilegious memes/social media posts. My wife was going over the calendar, marking important dates, and she noticed that Easter is on April 1st this year, which made me roll my eyes in anticipation of the social media posts to come.
Link: April 1st and Easter
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Reformed Theology April 1st and Easter  Calvinism

April 1st and Easter

Reformed Theology April 1st and Easter  Calvinism
April 1st and Easter

Just a heads up for those who have edgelords in their lives: Easter is on April 1st this year, so be prepared for a flurry of blasphemous and sacrilegious memes/social media posts. My wife was going over the calendar, marking important dates, and she noticed that Easter is on April 1st this year, which made me roll my eyes in anticipation of the social media posts to come.

Just a heads up for those who have edgelords in their lives: Easter is on April 1st this year, so be prepared for a flurry of blasphemous and sacrilegious memes/social media posts. My wife was going over the calendar, marking important dates, and she noticed that Easter is on April 1st this year, which made me roll my eyes in anticipation of the social media posts to come.
Link: April 1st and Easter
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Reformed Theology The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul  Calvinism

The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul

Reformed Theology The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul  Calvinism
The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul
http://thecripplegate.com/the-first-sunday-without-r-c-sproul/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCripplegate+%28The+Cripplegate%29
http://thecripplegate.com/the-first-sunday-without-r-c-sproul/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCripplegate+%28The+Cripplegate%29
Link: The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul
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Reformed Theology Sproul on grieving for him.  Calvinism

Sproul on grieving for him.

Reformed Theology Sproul on grieving for him.  Calvinism
Sproul on grieving for him.

I don't mean to spam the subreddit with threads about R.C., as several have already posted about his health status. I just wanted to share a fantastic quote of his from his book A Taste of Heaven.

"You can grieve for me the week before I die, if I’m scared and hurting, but when I gasp that last fleeting breath and my immortal soul flees to heaven, I’m going to be jumping over fire hydrants down the golden streets, and my biggest concern, if I have any, will be my wife back here grieving. When I die, I will be identified with Christ’s exaltation. But right now, I’m identified with His affliction."

I saw this quote this morning and it moved me to tears. Wrestling with sorrow and joy for a man I have never personally met is an extremely odd and hard range of emotions.

I don’t mean to spam the subreddit with threads about R.C., as several have already posted about his health status. I just wanted to share a fantastic quote of his from his book A Taste of Heaven.”You can grieve for me the week before I die, if I’m scared and hurting, but when I gasp that last fleeting breath and my immortal soul flees to heaven, I’m going to be jumping over fire hydrants down the golden streets, and my biggest concern, if I have any, will be my wife back here grieving. When I die, I will be identified with Christ’s exaltation. But right now, I’m identified with His affliction.”I saw this quote this morning and it moved me to tears. Wrestling with sorrow and joy for a man I have never personally met is an extremely odd and hard range of emotions.
Link: Sproul on grieving for him.
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Reformed Theology Sproul on grieving for him.  Calvinism

Sproul on grieving for him.

Reformed Theology Sproul on grieving for him.  Calvinism
Sproul on grieving for him.

I don't mean to spam the subreddit with threads about R.C., as several have already posted about his health status. I just wanted to share a fantastic quote of his from his book A Taste of Heaven.

"You can grieve for me the week before I die, if I’m scared and hurting, but when I gasp that last fleeting breath and my immortal soul flees to heaven, I’m going to be jumping over fire hydrants down the golden streets, and my biggest concern, if I have any, will be my wife back here grieving. When I die, I will be identified with Christ’s exaltation. But right now, I’m identified with His affliction."

I saw this quote this morning and it moved me to tears. Wrestling with sorrow and joy for a man I have never personally met is an extremely odd and hard range of emotions.

I don’t mean to spam the subreddit with threads about R.C., as several have already posted about his health status. I just wanted to share a fantastic quote of his from his book A Taste of Heaven.”You can grieve for me the week before I die, if I’m scared and hurting, but when I gasp that last fleeting breath and my immortal soul flees to heaven, I’m going to be jumping over fire hydrants down the golden streets, and my biggest concern, if I have any, will be my wife back here grieving. When I die, I will be identified with Christ’s exaltation. But right now, I’m identified with His affliction.”I saw this quote this morning and it moved me to tears. Wrestling with sorrow and joy for a man I have never personally met is an extremely odd and hard range of emotions.
Link: Sproul on grieving for him.
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Reformed Theology On the day they shoot me down in my pew.  Calvinism

On the day they shoot me down in my pew.

Reformed Theology On the day they shoot me down in my pew.  Calvinism
On the day they shoot me down in my pew.
https://loriroeleveld.com/blog/on-the-day-they-shoot-me-down-in-my-pew/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
https://loriroeleveld.com/blog/on-the-day-they-shoot-me-down-in-my-pew/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
Link: On the day they shoot me down in my pew.
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