As you pray for our denomination’s upcoming General Assembly in June, here are some matters to specifically pray about…
“I am deeply grieved. These things were already known, but not the extent of them. I am reminded of the importance of accountability for leaders, of the importance of a session, a presbytery, and a denomination. Each time something like this happens I am reminded that the Lord knew these things when they were still secret, and that he knows each of the wayward thoughts that we all have. May he have mercy on us in Christ, and may those who have experienced abuse find peace in Christ in spite of the failure of Ravi’s life and testimony.”
“We’re only six weeks into a fresh year, and have you grown weary (or bored) with the daily Bible reading plan you started with such gusto on January 1st? Are you slogging your way through Genesis, Chronicles, a Psalm a day with a sprinkle of gospel, and feel your mind drifting as you cover the pages assigned to you?
If so, there’s an antidote for Bible reading boredom, you know. As one who’s been at this awhile, I hope you’ll indulge me as I share some thoughts with every intention of encouraging your pursuit of God.”….
Read the rest of the article here: https://www.kimberlywagner.org/2021/02/09/the-bored-with-reading-the-bible-antidote/
You have most likely heard something of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) recently; especially if you have followed any of the discussions going on in our denomination. Here is a helpful article worth considering…. Pastor Rick
A PLEA to the PCA
By Todd Pruitt
If you care to read the architects of Critical Theory—Benjamin, Horkheimer, Fromm, Adorno, Marcuse, etc.— you will find that their project was animated in large part by a desire to undermine Christianity and its moral and philosophical norms. They believed these norms inhibited the sexual and intellectual evolution of mankind. You will also find that many of these scholars coming out of the 1930s Frankfurt School considered Satan an important symbol of mankind’s empowerment and independence.
How strange, then, that some in the PCA are urging us to employ Critical Race Theory (a species of Critical Theory) as an important lens through which we can better understand God, the Gospel, and humanity. They do so under the banner of common grace, which may be one of the most overused yet misunderstood doctrines in our theological toolbox.
Read this article here:
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