Bits & Pieces (7/10/12)

  • If We Are The Justifiers – A powerful thought from Udo Middleman on the problem with setting our own standards to judge our own actions

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  • How Fighting Sin Hurts – Ed Welch writes “There is a beauty in saying “no” and using those dormant muscles of self-control. And, because it is the Spirit’s power in you, you don’t become a dour ascetic, but discover hints of contentment and satisfaction. These are marks of the Spirit.”

 

  • Using “Brokenness” to Describe Sin – Kevin DeYoung makes an excellent point about our propensity to use the word “brokenness” as a pseudonym for sin and suggests why we may want to reconsider our word choice.

 

  • The Denial of Death – How do you respond when people seem to deny the eventuality of their own death? Matt Reagan shares his thoughts on why this topic is too important to left unaddressed.

 

  • The Inconsistency Argument – Tim Keller tackles the topic of how to respond when people accuse Christians of inconsistency because they don’t keep all of the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament.

What do you think?