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Jesus the only way

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of the Day: Elie Wiesel – Gods Politics Editor – Gods Politics
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. Beautifully said!

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“Jesus is the only Savior, but not everybody who

is being saved by Him is aware that He is the

one who is doing the saving”

–Tony Campolo

This is an interesting spin on interpreting the passages in John.

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Just a quick update on a couple of new resources.  Well, they’re new to me at least.

1. A video, “Does God Exist?” produced by Focus on the Family.  Classroom setting with content delivered by Stephen C. Meyer.

2. A book, “The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate” by John H. Walton.

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From N.T. Wright’s book, Surprised by Hope:

“It was not merely that God had inaugurated the ‘end’; if Jesus, the Messiah, was the End in person, God’s-future-arrived-in-the-present, then those who belonged to Jesus and followed him and were empowered by his Spirit were charged with transforming the present, as far as they were able, in the light of that future.”

He didn’t come to take us to heaven.  He came to transform the present through us – to collaborate in bringing God’s Kingdom on earth!

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Danny Stinson wrote a blog asking men the question: What are you fighting for?

What is your cause? What drives you? What gets you up in the morning? What makes your heart come alive? What is God calling you to spend your warrior passions on? Your calling, your battle must come from the Lord.

Maybe you are meant to fight for time with God. Maybe you are meant to fight for your friends. Maybe you are meant to fight for your wife. Maybe you are meant to fight for the truth of what God says about you. Whatever the calling, once you decide to step out, that yearning from deep inside your soul will come alive.

Why do we men love great battle movies? Why do we love to watch Gladiator, Braveheart, 300? Each movie speaks to the warrior inside of us. Each movie stirs our spirits to step off the sideline and into the fight. They give us a taste of the freedom living out how we were created. I don’t want to wander through life anymore. I don’t want to be passive and allow years to pass, and then look back on those years and think to myself, “Oh what could have been.” I want to be a warrior, a fighter everyday of my life.

What are you fighting for?

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All I can add is Yes!

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My prayer on Memorial Day 2010.  In a way I wish we didn’t have to celebrate this day.  It is a day on which we remember those who died in service to their Country and I wonder if we, as followers of Christ, should die in service to our country?  I wonder if we should, instead, serve our King and be willing to give our lives for Him?

In any case, here is a prayer that I picked off the Jesus Creed blog.

“Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

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Good article about why Christian students do not go into the sciences.  Once again I am amazed at the worldviews that we in the Evangelical community hold onto.  Why are we failing to do the hard work of integrating science and Christian faith?  They can be integrated!

Science and the Evangelical Mission in America, Part 1 | The BioLogos Forum.

Check it out and let me know what you think?

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