By now you have probably heard the news that came out of Detroit last week. One particular news report was titled “Presbyterians in U.S. to allow gay marriage ceremonies.” (Many thanks to my friend and co-laborer/pastor who passed this along to me!) To be clear, you shouldn’t interpret that headline to mean that all presbyterian people in the United States are on board with homosexuals getting ‘married’ (it’s not marriage). That would be far from the truth. The truth is, that the denomination called “Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)” voted to allow their pastors to ‘marry’ homosexuals (they are the largest presbyterian denomination in [...]
"If the Temple was the space in which God's sphere and the human sphere met, the sabbath was the time when God's time and human time coincided." N.T. Wright, Simply Jesus. (HaperCollins Limited, 2011) 136.
"If we would be sanctified, our course is clear and plain--we must begin with Christ. We must go to Him as sinners, with no plea but that of utter need, and cast our souls on Him by faith...If we would grow in holiness and become more sanctified, we must continually go on as we began, and be ever making fresh applications to Christ." -J.C. Ryle, Holiness (Cambridge, UK: James Clarke, 1956), 32. Quoted in Jared C. Wilson's Gospel Wakfulness (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2011), 135.