Book Review: Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me by Renee Fisher

Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is the power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” -Corrie ten Boom

Renee Fisher began journaling in 1997 as part of her healing process. Prayers and scriptures filled her journal; God answered in a big was and the writing never stopped. Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me: Finding Freedom in the Journey from Pain to Purpose is her third book. Continue reading

The Read and Share File

overloadHere’s a look at some things I’ve been reading lately.

Apologetics - the discipline of defending a position (often religious) through the systematic use of information. So if Christian apologists offer a defense of our position, does that mean atheist apologists offer a defense of their? Eric Chabot says yes.  Continue reading

The Read and Share File

overloadThe Read and Share File – it’s been a while since we did one of these but it’s pretty self-explanatory. Here’s a couple of posts and one video that I enjoyed and wish to to pass along. I’ve had enough time to surf lately that stuff’s piling up.

“One of the blessings of the World Wide Web is that we now have access to an unlimited number of opinions about any given subject. One of the curses of the World Wide Web is there is no search engine that screens for stupidity and poor judgment.” Continue reading

The Wednesday Link List

Screenshot 2014-03-19 at 10.35.12 AMPaul Wilkinson is the author of Thinking Out Loud and Christianity 201. You’ve met him here before and from time to time I pop in on either of his blogs. This is just a friendly reminder to check in at least weekly on the Wednesday Link List, even when I don’t mention or link to it.

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The Read and Share File

dog can't readA brief rundown of a few things I’ve been reading lately.

I’ve never been a big fan of Max Lucado, but this helps.

Parents can easily work themselves to death driving to activities and supporting everything. Where do you draw the line between sports and church? 

Speaking of parenting, Jeff Strong lists the Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make. This is not a “you’re doing it wrong” article; very constructive advice.

No particular post, but I recently discovered the blog SBC Today. Written by a group of Christian leaders/bloggers and managed by Emir Caner. Read the About page here and hey look, there’s a coffee cup in the logo.

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This just happened in my home state of Georgia: Governor Nathan Deal has the Bibles returned to lodges and cabins in state parks after a state agency had them removed.

By now you’ve heard about the IRS scandal involving politically conservative non-profit groups. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse got audit notices on the same dayThat and more here.

Discover the seven fold workings of God in Psalm 23, via Walter Bright.

Anne Hesche will play a woman with a near-death experience turned prophet in a new series called Save Me. My comments follow the post, be sure to check out that Wiki entry.

Both sides of the abortion debate think we can learn from the Gosnell murder verdict.

Big flood at the home of Crossway Publishers (makers of the ESV Bible). They are asking for prayer and financial support. As of May 15 they are at 53% of reaching their financial goal. 

The title of this video is The Supremacy of Christ. It also includes a beautiful and dramatic presentation of the Gospel. Give John Piper 19 minutes.

The Read and Share File

overloadIt’s a short list, but I wanted to go ahead and share. Pay particular attention to the second entry.

Christians sometimes need to be careful when using our own lexicon of “Christianese” words that outsiders should not be expected to understand. Tim Challies warns us not to over-simply our vocabulary, pointing out the value in learning new terms. We are expected to grow, and that growth includes knowledge of God.

Mikey Weinstein is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. He equates the sharing of the Gospel to spiritual rape and wants to see military chaplains court martialed for sharing it. Thanks to Loopy Loo for writing this article at Army of God. This article suggests any soldier, including chaplains, may be court martialed for sharing his faith.

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Meet Dr. Hannah Gay

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Did you hear the one about the baby born with HIV being cured?  No, it’s not a joke.  A child born to an infected mother was treated shortly after birth with a cocktail of three drugs, and months later (now 2 years later) tests negative for the virus.  Paul and Hannah Gay are Southern Baptists that spent 25 years working with pediatric AIDS patients in Africa.  Click the above image to read more.

The Read and Share File

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This is where I list other blog posts and articles that I’ve read myself and wish to share with others.  They’ve slowed down since the introduction of Happy Monday, but this is Read and Share #18.  

It’s a little late, but this treatment of I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day proclaims the wonder of the Gospel.

Randy Kilgore takes an inspiring look at T-ball in this day’s devotion at Our Daily Bread.

Check out Throw it Out, New Year’s posting from our friend Cloudwatcher. Continue reading

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I know it’s been a while.  Here’s what’s up:

The bookstore – far from dead, they may be doing better than you think.  Check out these 12 stats.

Hurricane Sandy, Frakenstorm, or whatever you call it is still dumping rain and snow.  It’s too not early, however, to plan a response and begin mobilization.  Talking about the Gospel is one thing, giving a child a cup of water is another.  Let’s go.

“You can’t get something for nothing.”  Christians know this is untrue.  While on the subject of free gifts, John Piper wants you to have this Martin Luther biography as a free e-book (available in many formats, including pdf). Continue reading