Weekly Scoop 10/11

It’s time for my weekly scoop. Since it is Friday, I am going to keep it short and to the point. Take a few minutes and check out the following links. I believe they will be worth your time.

First, this link would be good for any married couple to take a couple minutes to read and discuss. It will only serve to deepen your relationship: http://www.beforethecross.com/encouragements/5-questions-ask-spouse-every-week/.

Scotty Smith shares a prayer he wrote for those of you needing to renew your heart with the grace of God: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scottysmith/2013/10/10/a-prayer-for-grace-strengthened-hearts-2/.

Struggling to understand how to love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength? Check out this post at Desiring God’s blog: http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/love-god-with-your-everything.

Tim Challies shares why he is a six-day creationist. Are you? Might be worth your time reading and reflecting on this topic as well: http://www.challies.com/articles/why-i-am-a-six-day-creationist#.UlgS8lCsim5

This is an interesting way to combat a recent Atheist attack on belief in God. Not sure if I believe this to be the best way to go about it but the article posts some interesting comments: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/09/creationists-battle-atheists-in-latest-billboard-war/.

If we do not proselytize, or evangelize, do we sincerely believe Jesus is the only way to God? Regardless, check out this post: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2013/10/10/christians-shouldnt-proselytize/.

Finally, for some humor. Tim Hawkins is a funny man. I love his creativity and mind as well as his clean humor: http://www.uptv.com/blog/tim-hawkins-101-cuss-words-christians-can-say.

Well, thanks for taking the time to read this post. Check back again next week for the next weekly scoop. Comments are welcome. Feel free to share any links or stories you feel would be worth me including next week.


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2 responses to “Weekly Scoop 10/11

  • Michael Snow

    Chailies’ YEC view is possible only when we eliminate the first two verses of the Bible (or take the liberal view of them). We could learn a lot from Calvin: http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/in-the-beginning/

    • thetoddlynn

      So you seem to be saying God first created, out of nothing, a mass of materials He would later form into the earth and then at a later time would make, as we make our beds, everything out of? But only after it kind of sat for a little while? I understand that in this text there can be some ambiguity but what seems to be the natural flow of the text? What seems to be the logical way to read this text? In your post you mentioned the case with Cain and Abel and how it skips a whole nine months and then talks about Abel being a shepherd in the same verse he was born. In that context, it is fitting for us to understand the time that proceeded between his birth and his becoming a shepherd. However, in the context of creation and Genesis 1 there appears to be a logical flow and order God leads us through with creation. Why would God need time in between creating and then making? Why?

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