Well, it seems like I’ve been writing non-stop for the past month, and when I don’t write for a day it feels like a week. That said, I feel like I’ve finally reached a point where I see this space both as ministry and worship, even if both of those only apply to my own heart. While I’m going to do my best to keep writing every day, there are some upcoming changes that may affect that, and I thought I’d take time to share those here.
Crossway Books has been instrumental in creating, translating, and delivering ESV Bibles and resources to Christians who need them most, especially in China, India, and multiple countries in Africa. Crossway has an opportunity to receive a matching grant IF they can raise $270,000 by May 31st.
I don’t ordinarily post announcements like this, but this one is missions driven and all about the gospel going forth to places where it is desperately needed. You can read more about it and make your donation here.
After you’ve made your donation, help spread the word by posting the link on Facebook and Twitter.
This post is no less than a shameless plug for one of my friends, Ashley Sellars, who is going on a missions trip in a few weeks. Ashley will be leaving in January for a 6-12 month trip (or possibly longer) in Danja, Niger to “serve [as a nurse] and help the ladies who are suffering with Obstetric Fistulas” at a new hospital recently built by The Worldwide Fistula Fund.
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And by “finally” I mean it came out in 2008, and I just found it, lol. Enjoy the political correctness smashing
One of the most challenging concepts of life in general, Christianity as a whole, and Reformed Theology in particular, is understanding, embracing, and enjoying the fact that life isn’t about us. Or, at least not completely about us. We’re born into this world not functionally aware that the cosmos has existed for thousands of years before us, and many of us never grow out of that phase. Sure, we may acknowledge that life isn’t about “me” necessarily, but it’s certainly about “us” as a whole. And even as the core of the gospel screams “No, it’s not!” we hustle about desperately holding on to our childhood sense of supreme importance, trying to remain “blissfully” ignorant of the deeper story, of which we only play a small role. It’s hard to communicate this truth in ways that are compelling, loving, and accurate. Which is why I am absolutely astonished and grateful for three new bloggers…ok, writers I’ve come across recently who have captured this truth so eloquently. They may or may not be Reformed, but their work of communicating this message is pure gold.
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Tagged Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, Deeper Story, Divine Plan, Evil, God, God’s glory, God’s Will, Gospel, in media res, Jesus, Pain, Suffering, The Bible, The Cross