Henry attended Wheaton College with Billy Graham, who would later urge him to head a new magazine dealing with faith issues and defending biblical orthodoxy. Henry opposed attempts to "water down" Christianity as well as the tendency of some fundamentalists to withdraw from modern society. He was also among the early leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals, and the author of several books, including God, Revelation, and Authority and The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. World magazine editor Marvin Olasky, who published some of Carl Henry's last columns, describes Henry as "a major figure" of the latter half of the 20th century who was instrumental in shaping the evangelical movement. "He did not really care for escapism," Olasky says of Henry; "He wanted Christians to be involved and working to transform culture, and not giving up."
check out CT's Christmas edition of its weblog- great resources!
Colson, IMHO is oversimplifying the milieu we operate in and seems to deny that anything is any different than it has ever been. Is there nothing new under the sun? Or do we live in uniquely strange days?
The Skinny one has at Chuck Colson's recent CT article...
I still love/hate CT here's a good article for consumption...
Stephen King quote on Cory Doctorow's site
from Andrew Careaga'a site take the punctuation quiz
The research indicated that everyone has a worldview, but relatively few people have a biblical worldview - even among devoutly religious people. The survey discovered that only 9% of born again Christians have such a perspective on life. The numbers were even lower among other religious classifications: Protestants (7%), adults who attend mainline Protestant churches (2%) and Catholics (less than one-half of 1%). The denominations that produced the highest proportions of adults with a biblical worldview were non-denominational Protestant churches (13%), Pentecostal churches (10%) and Baptist churches (8%).
Luke 6:45-46 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Matthew 7 22-24 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
God has set out to accomplish conformity to Christ in all Christians. This is a key purpose of our redemption. "To this you were called" (1 Peter 2:21a). In context here Peter is speaking of these Christians and their suffering for the sake of Christ. To suffer so with patient endurance, Peter tells us, is nothing less than being Christlike.
His point: we are "called" to be like Christ in every way, in every area of life. God has brought us into salvation, and that salvation consists in conformity to His Son.
This is both its immediate and its ultimate goal, the now and the not yet. What all this reminds us of is our natural unlikeness to Christ. We are created in God's "image and likeness" and because of the Imago Dei in us and the fact that we are also In Christ, we know something of right from wrong, good and evil; we have a sense of righteousness and morality.
In His great salvation God has set out to restore us to our created purpose. We are In Christ, and Through Christ also. And unto Him. But also to be Like Him. In fact, this matter of Christlikeness is spoken of in relation to virtually every aspect of Salvation and the Christian life. God has set out in His eternal purposes to make us over in Christ. Rom. 8:29 speaks of this as the goal of our predestination. We are predestined "to be conformed to the image of His Son."
In eternity past God looked ahead in grace, and determined to take sinful rebels and so transform us that when He was finished we would look like His Son.
It's to be expected but I was wondering how late the Spirit would wait to send these this year. I expect He was preparing my heart to be recognizable as a dwellingplace before the filling could come. After deep pondering of the goift and the blessedness of giving and the favor that rests on us as believers I was lifted out of the invisible pit I was in and my foot was set upon the rock that is filling the Earth. Maranatha again Lord Jesus!
Song of the Son
From the personal weblog of Anthony Foster @http://anthonyfoster.com/blog/