I heard a public service announcement encouraging responsible playing of the SC educational lottery this morning on a Christian music station.  I changed the station rather sickened and remembered this article:

Don’t Play the Lottery for Me! (John Piper)

interestingly enough I saw this today as well:

Turning down a tithe (HT: WorldMagBlog)

Comments always welcome 🙂

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Here is an article about Richard Dawkins from the Times with a couple passages of scripture.  Comments always welcome from any side:

Richard Dawkins slaps creationists into the primordial soup (HT: Albert Mohler)

Matthew 5:38-39

1 Peter 3:13-17

One of my good friends from Furman just recently kicked off a blog.  He’s a smart guy and his first post made me think.  Here’s another juxtaposition — this one dealing with unity in the Gospel:

Bearing

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:1-3)

United

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. (1 Cor 1:10)

Accursing

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.  For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Gal 1:8-10)

Note: These types of posts are intentionally vague.  My goal is to spurn thoughts and even comments and conversation.  Feel free to share your thoughts.

Here are two different forms of media contemplating the so-called “Prosperity Gospel;”

“God Wants Me To Be Rich” an article from Portfolio.com (HT: Challies)

“A Bunch of Crap Called ‘Gospel'” a video of John Pipper (HT: Purgatorio)

Comments welcome.