Don Henley of “Eagles” fame once sang, “I had a good life, before you came.”
And so it was with me.
Overarching Theme: He Is Preeminent In Everything (1:18)
There is a bizarre brouhaha brewing in Sioux City, Iowa.
noun [in sing. ]
the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event: the advent of television.
• (Advent) the first season of the church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
• (Advent) Christian Theology the coming or second coming of Christ. ~ Oxford American Dictionary
He is coming.
My Resplendent Bride, Danielle Welcher, is my guest contributor today. Danielle is an alumnus of Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque Iowa, as well as a graduate of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. She has served as a missionary teacher in the Republic of South Sudan with Africa Inland Mission, and is a middle school social studies teacher by trade.
The unfolding tragedy of this world is mind numbing.
As the Christian is faced with brutality piled upon the unspeakable he often feels helpless. What shall we do when the cancer diagnosis comes, or perhaps more importantly: what do we do after years of unsuccessful treatment? What shall we do to comfort our sister facing the unspeakable tragedy of being married to an unrepentant covenant breaker?
In the song entitled “Plowed” the rock band Sponge describes a “world of human wreckage”.
What shall we do in this “world of human wreckage”?
Last week Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church held a theological symposium on the work of the Holy Spirit.
Long after D.A. Carson’s lauded book against gagging God came out, but shortly before “Gagging” became the third rail of Christian Twitterdom there came a thread concerning gagging of a different kind:
Today “The Iowa Republican” posted footage of Iowa Democrats thanking God for abortion.