Morning Mashup 9/21


Strange Puritan Names – From Praise-God to If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned (no, I am not joking) here are multiple lists of some wacky names some Puritans named their children. Now, the Puritans are worthy of admiration in many spheres of life. Naming children is not one of them.

Southeastern Seminary: A Dangerous Place – A word from Southeastern Seminary President Danny Akin on why SEBTS is a dangerous place to attend…for the glory of God!

The Uncomfortable Truth of the Unborn’s Humanity – Randy Alcorn: “…acknowledging the humanity of the unborn does require [pro-choicers] to shift their language and tactics when defending abortion.”

What is Truth? – Jeremy Walker writes: “Christian friend, do you long to see God shake the secure, rattle the carnal, convict the careless and terrify the ungodly, to give them a present and pressing sense of their need in order that the gospel of Christ in all its sweet simplicity and saving security may become precious to them?”

Six Benefits of Ordinary Daily Devotions – Jon Bloom gives six purposes for daily devotions. That they are a form of super spiritualism is not one of them: “Private devotions aren’t magic. We know that (for the most part). But still, we can be tempted to think that if we just figure out the secret formula — the right mixture of Bible meditation and prayer — we will experience euphoric moments of rapturous communion with the Lord. And if that doesn’t happen, our formula must be wrong.”

KHSAA Football Scoreboard – All your latest Kentucky high school football scores from last night. In local action, North Laurel had an open week, while South Laurel was manhandled by a talented Corbin Redhounds team 53-0. Rooting for Coach Rhymer to get things lined out. He is a coach of impeccable character and an example we should all want our kids to follow.

The first thing, and in one sense the only thing, we need to know about God is that he is Lord. Surely no name, no description of God, is more central to Scripture than this. –John Frame




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