A blog on my thoughts regarding moral issues of the day, devotional thoughts, prophecy, doctrine, book reviews, etc. It is evangelical in nature. Feel free to stop by and let me know what you think.
Marriage the Way It Was Intended: A Review of Gospel-Centered Marriage by John Stange
Gospel Centered Marriage is a great book that can be read in a short
period of time. In it, Pastor John Stange reviews the main biblical
passages on marriage and concentrates on the concept of it depicting the
relationship between Christ and His Bride, the Church. There is
practical, easy-to-read and understand wisdom. I think I just might
make this required reading for future pre-marital counseling. If you are
looking toward marriage or if you have experienced some bumps in the
road of your matrimony, pick this book up. You won't regret it.
The first thing I want to make clear is that I love Casting Crowns. I am a big fan and I love their
thought-provoking lyrics and found most of their songs easy to love, even from
the first hearing. However, Jesus, Friend of Sinners, I think,
crosses a line that their other songs haven’t and I would like to address those
concerns here. Almost certainly, I will
be in the minority but I must challenge you that our music must be in line with
our doctrine and in the words of one great Christian intellectual, I repeat,
“Let my people think.” Before I go into the negative, let me begin with what is right with the
song and why so many already enjoy and celebrate its message. First, the title; Jesus is indeed the friend
of sinners. A cursory look at the
Gospels will demonstrate this as Jesus spent time with the outcasts of his day:
tax collectors, prostitutes, those with incurable diseases, etc. One can even point to a hymn that also extols
our Lord for this quality, entitled Jesus, Wha…
“The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” Those are powerful words, words packed with meaning coming from anyone, originating from the lips of Job. But imagine those words coming from a 19 year old girl who lost her dad, two sisters and her home to a deadly tornado in Arkansas.
about Robert Steven Tittle, 48 Rob was a faithful member of the Bible Church in Little Rock along with his family. In addition to being on staff at Family Life, Rob was an advisory board member of the Home Educators of Greater Little Rock.