Morning Mashup 9/7

coffee-newspaperBlacks as Mascots of Progressivism – In the words of John Piper, Anthony Bradley “nails it from beginning to end” in this post where he discusses the cultural problem of black women being subjected and abused as “sexualized jezebels.”

Five Common Expressions I’ve Never Understood – “Common sense may be more common than sense. There are any number of shorthand aphorisms in the world and in the church that shape our thinking, but don’t stand up to scrutiny, at least right away. Below are five common expressions that might fit under the banner of common sense, that I just can’t make sense out of.”

The Miracle of Forgiveness – “‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.’ These are simple, powerful, and even poetic words that I’ve said so many times without fully grasping their meanings. On July 15th, my family was given a chance to live them. An ordinary day transformed into an extraordinary test of faith.”

60 Seconds With A Worship Leader – Matt Mason, worship pastor at The Church at Brook Hills, writes, “Every year that I have the privilege of serving as a worship pastor I feel like I’m learning new lessons. If I could share for only 60 seconds with worship leaders just starting out, these are some of the things I’d try to cram in.”

How Logic Can Help Save a College Student’s Faith – This post should be strongly considered by college students, college ministers, families, and the church as a whole as many college freshmen have their faiths shaken in that first college class. But Dave Sterrett writes, “Logic and reason are tools that can certainly help prevent our sons and daughters from leaving the faith. But the most important means of preventing your child from leaving the faith is pointing them to spiritual conviction of Christ’s grace.”

Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty – “Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge Friday following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.”

MLB Standings – And the Braves still hold the best record in baseball. It is a great time to be a Braves fan. Plus, the race in the NL central is heating up with Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Cincinnati only separated by 2 games.

KHSAA Football Scores – Here are the Kentucky high school football scores from last night’s action. Locally, South Laurel defeated Rockcastle Co. 19-8 while North Laurel goes on the road to take on Clay Co. on Saturday at 5:30 PM.

Kindle Deal of the Day – John MacArthur’s Twelve Ordinary Men is on sale for $2.24.

Have a great weekend!

Get the knowledge of God as the foundation for whatever God calls you to. — R.C. Sproul


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