my favourite thing about history is how everyone tries to invade russia but are somehow caught off guard by the russian winter
in soviet russia country fight for you
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The center of Paul’s soteriology, then, at the center of his theology as a whole, is neither justification by faith nor sanctification, neither the imputation of Christ’s righteousness nor the renewing work of the Spirit. To draw that conclusion, however, is not to decenter justification (or sanctification), as if justification is somehow less important for Paul than it is for the Reformers. Justification is supremely important; it is absolutely crucial in Paul’s ‘gospel of salvation’ (cf. Eph. 1:13). If his teaching on justification is denied or distorted, it ceases to be gospel; there is no longer saving ‘good news’ for guilty sinners. But no matter how close justification is to the heart of Paul’s gospel, in our salvation there is an antecedent consideration, a reality that is deeper, more fundamental, more decisive, more crucial: Christ and our union with him, the crucified and resurrected, the exalted, Christ. Union with Christ by faith—that is the essence of Paul’s ordo salutis. — (Richard Gaffin, ‘By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation’)
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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28
Why Switchfoot Won't Sing Christian Songs -
Lead singer Jon Foreman was asked if Switchfoot is a “Christian” band. His response is worth pondering.
“To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that it represents a much bigger issue than simply a couple SF tunes. In true Socratic form, let me ask you a few questions: Does Lewis…
I’m not the biggest fan of Switchfoot but this is good stuff right here.
If we are the Body, how’d this pretty Man get so ugly? How’d He get all these spaces between each limb? — As Cities Burn, Made Too Pretty
When you meet someone who is deeply cynical, that’s usually a person that’s carrying a lot of hurt and pain. be patient with the cynics and love them with the love of Christ because they really need it. I know this because I’m a recovering cynic myself.
I want to hug Mark Driscoll and just let him know that not everyone hates him. Poor guy.
Shining Cute Eyes by: Osamu Asami
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.