"The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it." GK Chesterton
Sinners are strangers to God in the far country.
Slaves are strangers to God in the field.
Sons are sinners in the Father’s arms.
Sinners are wretched in their rebellion.
Slaves are wretched in their righteousness.
Sons are wretches, wrapped in His robes.
What to have with my bacon sandwich: Ketchup or HP? #crowdsaucing
What's your favourite method of resolving an argument? Hit me
— Glen Scrivener (@glenscrivener) December 1, 2013
Before Scripture becomes the norming norm it strikes us as the weirding weird
Actually all norms are norming norms. A norm that norms is normal. Really we mean 'a norm-norming norm' right? Anyone hungry?
The trick with the problem of evil & suffering is to make sure it's a problem. Thankfully the Christian finds it the biggest problem of all
If God is God then He is the certainty, we are the ones in doubt. Therefore *from the outset* skepticism refuses to consider God as God
#John12 God speaks and folks hear a thunderstorm but when Jesus is lifted up they will believe #theologyofthecross
#Isaiah25 Salvation = shame removed, death swallowed up, tears wiped away & global feasting with Christ #EnjoyYourDay
Evangelism is easy. Once you accept that it's mortifying.
The guitarist keeps repeating the same chords, over and over and over. I think he has GCD.
— Church Curmudgeon (@ChrchCurmudgeon) November 25, 2013
Again and again we're told that God's Face shines on us. (Eg Num6; Ps80) In Jesus, God beams at you. #EnjoyYourDay
It's the week for coming out I guess. John Piper finally pins his colours to the mast- he's a Calvinist http://www.desiringgod.org/calvinist
You don't have to wait to be welcomed into the kingdom. Thru the gospel Christ *has* welcomed u with open arms (Rom15:7) #EnjoyYourDay
Jesus doesn't merely outshine, He also kindles. His glory is an outgoing brilliance.
The Light of the world does not shine merely to attract & dazzle but, more, to enlighten & share. (Jn17:22!) #EnjoyYourDay
— Glen Scrivener (@glenscrivener) December 6, 2013
'In the shadow of your wings I take refuge til the storm has passed.' (Ps57) The storm will pass and the refuge is secure. #EnjoyYourDay
1) Pray. 2) Open Bible. 3) Point to Jesus. 4) Say "Look!". 5) Repeat #EnjoyYourMinistry
What were we thinking... Next Christmas video we'll just give some comfortable westerners free tvs and such. #WestJetChristmas
Don't worry, there'll be sleighbells too, so you know it'll be #Christmassy. #WestJetChristmas
Cos nothing says #SpiritofChristmas like a company's publicity stunt playing on our aspirations for luxury goods. #WestjetChristmas
"True God and true Man" is not a box to tick in order to affirm our orthodoxy. It's the heart of the good news.
Fun to think that behind every pretty face is a skull that will shriek in a box for millennia.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) November 11, 2013
I'm always reminded with the #Ashes how the English and the Australians are both proud but in ways they themselves are blind to.
<< Every Aussie thinks the Poms are proud. And every Englishman thinks Australians are arrogant. They're both right of course!
Which led to this conversation
Prayer is an articulation of union with Christ. We shouldn't be able to talk about one without the other.
Isaiah confronted idolatry with poetry
Idea for website - http://unknow-unfollowers.com Once u've discovered who's unfollowed u, the site wipes yr memory & delivers a mild electric shock
Carols services are a conspiracy to make us all post-millennial #Isaiah9 #Psalm72 #Micah5 #JoyToTheWorld.
"To us the Son is given" (Isaiah 9:6) #Amazing
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) November 27, 2013