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Ephesians 2:8-10

We ended the last post affirming that God was the active agent in our salvation and that our salvation was primarily for His glory and then our joy in Him.

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Ephesians 2:4-7

So we ended the last blog saying that we are hopeless in and of ourselves, but there is hope. How does that work? How do we who are hopeless in and of ourselves still have hope? The only way that hopeless people can have hope is if someone outside of our hopeless situation extends hope to us. The only way that dead people can come to life is if something supernatural occurs and Someone outside of humanity breathes life into a corpse. This is our Hope.

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The Message Is the Medium

An excerpt from The Gospel Coalition:

The medium is the message. This is the idea Neil Postman popularized 25 years ago when he dropped his literary bombshell, Amusing Ourselves to Death.

Obviously we Americans could do with less entertainment, whether it’s Netflix, FarmVille, or our insatiable appetite for sports. But Postman wasn’t critiquing entertainment per se; he was critiquing our attempts to deal with serious matters through it. His thesis: We live in an age not of exposition but of entertainment, making thoughtful interaction essentially impossible, since light media can’t support serious ideas.

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Christianity: Not For The Faint-Hearted

Starting a new job is tough. It doesn’t matter what you do or who you work for, the transition is hard. The work itself may not be the problem. Maybe it’s finding the best route to work to avoid traffic. Maybe it’s realizing that there’s no way to avoid it, and having to sit in a parking lot called a highway for an hour before and after work! Maybe it’s finding the good places to eat for lunch and still get back inside of an hour. It’s not any of those for me. There’s only one reason I’ve ever started a new job: more money. Now, this may flesh out in ending a season of unemployment, by God’s grace, or being offered a position after being at the same place for a while, but the motivation has generally been the same. I’ve recently ended one of those seasons of unemployment by accepting a help desk/entry level programming position. The work has a learning curve, but that’s not the hard part. The hard part is fighting the idols of comfort, security, and stability to make sure that I spend my money in a way that glorifies God.

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“Gays Are Nazis”: A Response From Bryan Fischer – part 2

If you haven’t read my last post, please do so before reading this.

My Reply To Fischer’s Response:
Mr. Fischer, thank you for taking the time to respond to explain and elaborate on your initial statement.

As a follower of Christ, I share the same concerns that you do. I don’t want to be shut up in the four walls of the church. Have you considered that they are being so oppressive and intolerant in response to the oppressiveness and intolerance they feel coming from conservatives?

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