THIS is the most perfect illustration of "put off the old self" ever.
In Christ ur members of God's flock, purchased by God's blood, fed by God's word & surrounded by God's grace. Acts20 #EnjoyYourDay
To be "Trinitarian" without being Christ-centred is like writing an "Ode to Love" with no-one in mind.
Husbands should pray to GUSH: Gentleness (Col3:19); Understanding (1Pet3:7); Sacrifice (Eph5:25); Headship (Eph5:23)
I've read to the end, it's going to be ok. If it's not ok now, it's not the end. #EnjoyYourDay
"The cross is a pulpit, and the lesson Christ preached on it is love." (Augustine)
"A comedy is a story that begins in pain but ends in joy" Dante. *Because* life is a comedy, we expect pain. #theologyofsuffering
Jesus - self-abasing Slave & sacrificial Lamb - HE reveals the name and nature of God. #nogodlikeHim #Phil2 #EnjoyYourDay
If u really want 'another reformation' don't keep speaking of 'grace' as a substance or motivational technique. That's medieval catholicism
DO speak of Christ who *is* the grace of God, given freely for sinners.
"To 1 who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly their faith is credited as righteousness." Rom5:5 #EnjoyYourReformationDay
Mark Driscoll's rejection of pacifism (and theology of glory) by Preston Sprinkle http://facultyblog.eternitybiblecollege.com/2013/10/driscolls-dejesus-uncrossed/ …
1Cor1:2 Dear Christian, you are set apart as special by Jesus Christ and called holy in Him. In other words, You're a saint #EnjoyYourDay
Reformation Day: celebrating the first, last and only time Pinterest mattered
Twitter is about striking that delicate balance between 1) incisive social commentary and 2) toilet humour. Today I'm doing a number 2
"Grace alone" and "faith alone" are the objective and subjective descriptions of how salvation is given in "Christ alone" *He* is the centre
Love this by Andy Crouch on why matter matters in matters of sex and the body
I have no idea what "sold out for Jesus" means. But I'm pretty sure the *Biblical* phrase is "purchased in full."
"Conversational evangelism is not mainly abt 'going from secular 2 spiritual things' but from superficial 2 important things" @michael_ots
What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Institutional racism #ruinedpunchline
Ray Davies of TheWho?
No ur thinkin of RogerDaltrey, ever heard of the Kinks?
A wisecracking barman walks into a stable. The horses exact brutal revenge for years of unprovoked verbal abuse. #ruinedpunchline
My dog's got no distinguishing features?
What's funny about that?
Why is everything a joke with you?
What do u call a boomerang that doesn't return? True fact: most don't! Those that do are called 'Returning Boomerangs' #ruinedpunchline
— Glen Scrivener (@glenscrivener) November 3, 2013
How many Irishmen does it take to change a tired and shallow cultural stereotype? Tirty tree. #ruinedpunchline
Did you hear the one about the Chinese Dentist every afternoon subjected to racist "jokes"? :( #ruinedpunchline #punchlinesthatruin
Vet: "I'm going to have 2 put yr dog down." Me:"Why, is it heavy? :)" Vet: "No it mauled 3 children, we've been thru this" #ruinedpunchline
What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs? An easy target - Yee Har! Lock n load! #ruinedpunchline
What do you call a 3-legged donkey? Disabled? Differently abled? Ambulatorially Challenged? It's a minefield! #ruinedpunchline
- Someone called you an owl.
- I'll kill you, I'll kill all of you
Why should you avoid telling secrets in a cornfield? Because the NSA is everywhere #topical #ruinedpunchline
WORRIES beseige us. But #Phil4 promises if we PRAY em 'with thanksgiving' 2 our loving Father it's PEACE that will surround us #EnjoyYourDay
The Life of Heaven (or holiness) is not our journey to Jesus: Up and In. It's Jesus' journey to us (and then with us): Down and Out.
As lost as ur in Adam is as saved as ur in Christ. The wretchedness u feel is more than matched by the righteousness He gives #EnjoyYourDay
The Spirit's job is not really to make our flesh feel saved. In *spite* of our flesh He testifies to our spirits thru the gospel word Rom7-8
Things I love abt Emma's blog: 1) it's 'theology of the cross' w/o being 'misery loves company'. 2) It doesn't bemoan but celebrates church...
<< 3) It does 'honesty' and *then* truth (some of us only manage the latter), 4) it's her, just totally her. http://emmascrivener.net
All that 'finding your identity in the gospel' stuff sounds brilliantly Lutheran, but it's not the whole story...
..Luther: We live far above ourselves in Christ by faith but we ALSO live far beneath ourselves in our neighbour thru love. 2nd bit=crucial.
Thus pastoral advice isn't always 'Look to Christ'. Good gospel advice is also 'Now pass it on in sacrificial service'
In Christ, ur not just loved with the love that belongs to Him. Ur also liked with the like that He deserves #EnjoyYourDay
Your home is where His heart is. #Ex28 #Heb7 #EnjoyYourDay
Every pastoral crisis is an opportunity to hear the gospel again, only this time u might actually listen.
Pyromaniac's Proverb: It takes a child to raze a village
1/2 #Gravity: Spectacular! 90 mins of sustained threat. Even more harrowing is the #worldview it inhabits: The heavens are aimless&deadly...
2/2 So embrace tragedy, stand on the shoulders of the dead&if ur VERY lucky u'll emerge into a new stage in the struggle 4 survival #Gravity
For the outcast & weak the LORD upholds, feeds, frees, gives sight, lifts, loves, watches over & sustains #Ps146 #EnjoyYourDay
I can't shed tears in public. It's a crying shame :(
Human nature isn't atomistic, it's Adamistic
Us evangelists are a hardy breed. Despite my car being dead, I'm now off to Scotland to preach. This is what we train for
One Friday the King of Glory said 'Job Done!' (John19:30). His perfect work became our eternal rest. #EnjoyYourWeekend
At Yom Kippur, the sacrifices&scapegoat were vital but the focus was the High Priest himself. Worth thinking abt when considering #atonement
CofE baptises three times as many adults as Baptist Union. Only 60% of Anglican baptisms are babies under 1 http://www.affinity.org.uk/foundations-issues/issue-63-article-4---the-anglican-doctrine-of-baptism … @LeeGatiss
You may call me crazy, writing a sequel to Antigone. "All the characters are dead" you'll say. I say "Antigtwo" writes itself!
My motto has always been to "always give 100%”. Makes blood donation problematic.
— Martin Williams (@Martin1Williams) November 6, 2013