Brian Myers; Dr. Roger Olson of Baylor University recently made some disparaging remarks about Calvinism, but his problem isn’t really with John Calvin.
Brian Myers: Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration of Independence, with pleasure entrusted his & his sons’ future into “the hands of an Almighty God.”
Brian Myers: There are indeed troubling things we hear and read about every day, but none of these things have somehow escaped God’s notice.
Regardless of whether Mitt Romney wins or Barack Obama wins God’s sovereignty has not changed. He is in control.
God is sovereign, no matter the outcome of the election God is in control. Sam Storm shares 8 theses on God and government that Christians should consider.
Tornadoes continue to be in the news. Two headlines screamed from the printed version of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago, after a huge swath of tornadoes devastated the town of Mapleton and surrounding area, without a soul being killed. One gave credit to “being lucky”, the other cited “somebody” looking out for the […]
Can a decision be arbitrary without being capricious? In light of the recent Wikileaks scandal, potential 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty criticized the Obama administration for its policy on Afghanistan: Gov. Tim Pawlenty said it’s no surprise Pakistan is “hedging its bets,” adding that the Obama administration’s proposed drawdown of U.S. troops set to begin […]
One of the problems in church today is that our contemplation of God is not properly elevated. Thomas Schreiner and Bruce Ware right in their book on divine sovereignty, Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, write about what is lost in contemporary evangelical theology: Ours in a culture in which the tendency […]
British Baptist Pastor and Magazine Editor, J.C. Philpot (1802-1869) wrote in his book, Ears From Harvested Sheaves, how God is mighty to save sinners: “Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will”—-Epheisans i. II. By these words the apostle brings before our eyes God’s omnipotent power as carrying into effectual performance the […]
Miscellany for the weekend… Ben Terry: Why God exercises His sovereignty in the eternal salvation of mankind Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN): Helen Needs to Go! Christian Reader: The Fear of God New York Post: Iman Unmosqued First Things: On The Square: Israel’s Boycott Saves Lives Heavenly Springs: The Already, Not Yet Kingdom of Jesus Times […]
97:1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. 4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and […]
Some miscellany for the weekend. 46% expect a tax hike during the Obama Administration (count me in that number). Why hasn’t there been any public polling in Iowa Republican primary races? The Resurrection of Christ is a mystery. Things that are not in the U.S. Constitution From Megacity to “Metacity” Has God predetermined everything? Including […]
Ok, I need a break from health care reform news and so do you. Actually this post will only have non-political links. We need a break occasionally, besides Caffeinated Thoughts is supposed to be stimulating musings on the news, politics, culture, life and theology. This past week I think it was only stimulating musings on […]
If we are completely, totally utterly depraved… why aren’t things like this more common? The Apostle Paul reminds the Ephesians what they were like before they knew Christ. Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are […]
I love my life. I have four great kids, a wonderful husband, the best friends in the world, and the grace of Jesus. But I had made an idol out of obedient children, being super-mom, having a clean beautiful home, and other things. And then I got knocked down, humbled. For the past year or […]
1. How TARP works in pictures, or otherwise now known as the Congressional Relief Action Program (C.R.A.P.). Another visual can be found here. 2. Hey have you seen the Rick Santelli rant yet? Here is the video: You can read the transcript here via Velvet Hammer via C-Pol. White House spokesperson Gibbs rebukes Santelli over […]