One side of the debate says that the sinner’s prayer is not found in scripture. Okay, I’ll give you that. But you loose me on the premise that nowhere is such a prayer commanded nor implied anywhere in the New Testament. The Apostle’s Creed is not found in scripture, but that is the statement of faith regularly made by many believers. Each claim is based on scriptural truth. Below is the sinner’s prayer text, followed by several statements quoted directly from scripture. Continue reading
When I heard the SBC would appoint their first ever African-American president I thought “well that’s neat.” When I learned he mangled a new motorcycle at age 21, later walking down the aisle on crutches… now there’s a guy I can respect. Read more on Fred Luter’s life in ministry here, via Baptist Press.
Here’s another story coming out of the SBC convention this week – in something of an ongoing conflict, SBC messengers passed on a resolution on the “sinner’s prayer.” The headline for the article is worded badly, but the report is excellent. Full text of the resolution is included.
It’s not nearly short enough for Twitter, but here is the message of the Bible in only 221 words.
The Donald Miller blog is going on hiatus and will return new and improved on August 1st. Here’s the list of what to expect.
Meanwhile, Tall Skinny Kiwi just changed the appearance of his blog, citing the old look as “boring.” Check it out, I like it.
I always enjoy getting some classic iMonk, and here’s a collection of original Internet Monk selections from 2005.
I don’t regularly read Mark Driscoll, so thanks to Noel Heikkinen for sharing 11 Practical Ways for Men to Lead a Family.
I didn’t even know there was a .church internet domain; meanwhile, LifeChurch.tv wants to own it.
Did the Supreme Court strike down indecency laws regulating t.v. broadcasts? No it did not, although the Associated Press initially reported so. The Court ruled a narrow decision on only the two cases, involving FOX and ABC, that were being considered. The Court did not overturn the existing laws nor consider constitutionality of the existing FCC regulations. Full story here.