Jun 22 2002
My roommate is actually in Russia. They changed plans because of the tensions in the Kashmir area in recent days. It’s cooled down since, but at the time that they made the decision, it was only days before they were scheduled to leave, but that was at the height of the tensions. I’m glad a different destination was worked out for them.
From the PCA website:
“Some people are full of talk against legal doctrines, legal preaching, and the legal spirit. Yet they may understand very little of what they are talking against. A legal spirit is far more subtle than they imagine. It can lurk, operate and prevail in their own hearts even while they are inveighing against it. For as long as a man is not emptied of himself and of his own righteousness and goodness, he will have a legal spirit. A spirit of pride in one’s own righteousness, morality, holiness, affection, experience, faith, humiliation, or any other goodness, is a legal spirit…With such encouragement he goes before God in prayer and expects much from God. He thinks this makes Christ love him and that Christ is willing to clothe him with His righteousness… yet all the while he is merely a deluded creature. It is even possible to have a self-righteous spirit about one’s own humility…” – Jonathan Edwards
Dude, that can so be me.
A bunch of fun links that I’ve accumulated over the days, mostly from a certain UNCer who knows who she is.
The PCA General Assembly’s recent declaration on racial reconciliation
From a church in NY – “Centrality of the Gospel”
Some (IMHO) disturbing information re: some of Falwell’s plans to build some compound which will only encourage cultural seclusion of Christians in the US.
A great piece on just war theology
Gamma girls – a must read for anyone with daughters or sisters.
Megachurches as Minitowns – the title says it all – more on the interesting phenomonen in the US re: churches becoming, IMHO, their own sheltered communities.
Stealth capital of evangelicalism? – I’m about to move to this city.
What Would Pope Stanley Say? – an interview with Stanley Hauerwas, an interesting pacifist/theologian.
Less than 2 weeks.