Morning Mashup 11/12


Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children – I missed this article when it was originally posted. My wife read it to me and we were both humbled by it. This is a sobering plea from John Piper to all parents. Though Erica and I are not yet parents, this helped clear our vision about what parenthood looks like. Parents, read this article and do not prepare your children to be shot. I could not recommend this article anymore forcefully.

Southern Baptists Begin Relief Efforts in the Philippines – Disaster relief is underway and victims of the disastrous typhoon are being fed by IMB personnel living in the Philippines. The devastation is likely “worse than we thought,” commented IMB representative Mark Moses.

Missions Is Not For Wimpy Women – John Piper has been in Ethiopia for seven days and reflects on his time there. He gives ten glimpses of God’s global vision.

Christianity is a Supernatural Faith – R.C. Sproul explains, “The Christianity of the Bible is a religion that is uncompromisingly supernatural. If we take away the supernatural, we take away Christianity.” Read more about how modern fascination with the supernatural is important for Christians.

‘Pro-Choice’ Medical Student Witnesses Abortion, Becomes ‘Pro-Life’ –  This is the testimony of a medical student who describes witnessing an abortion as part of his training. He was so troubled and haunted by what he had seen that he had to share this

A Eulogy for Blockbuster – Blockbuster video is officially throwing in the towel. Unable to compete with Netflix, Hulu, and others, Blockbuster closed their doors for good. This article is a eulogy for the old movie rental store that I found intriguing.

NFL Week 10 Scores – Another week of football behind us and the season is starting to take shape. Here are all of the scores along with some highlights from Week 10.

Kindle Deals – Do not miss these excellent Kindle deals on some really helpful books.  How Sermons Work by David Murray ($4.39);The Joy of Calvinism by Greg Forster ($2.99); With Calvin in the Theater of God, edited by John Piper ($2.99); Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul ($3.99) [HT: Challies]

It is a blessed thing when correction and instruction go together. The rod and the Word make up a complete blessing. –Thomas Case



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