Morning Mashup 02/05


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The Central Worldview Clash of the Ham-Nye Debate – Al Mohler provides excellent insight as he comments on the debate between Christian creationist, Ken Ham and atheistic evolutionist, Bill Nye. Mohler writes: “They shared the stage, but they do not live in the same intellectual world. Nye is truly committed to a materialistic and naturalistic worldview. Ham is an evangelical Christian committed to the authority of the Bible. The clash of ultimate worldview questions was vividly displayed for all to see.”

Do We Really Need More Worship Songs? – Stuart Townend: “do we really need more worship songs? Is this latest batch of material actually adding depth and breadth to the current canon of resources? Or is it just causing the genre to become unmanageably bloated, and (perhaps more worryingly) encouraging us to adopt the kind of chew-it-and-spit-it-out attitude towards songs that we have towards so many other ‘products’ in our throwaway, consumerist culture?”

The New American Religion: The Rise of Sports and the Decline of the Church – My pastor and I were talking about this very thing one evening at a middle school basketball game. The idol of sports has millions of worshipers flocking to its “temples.” Mohler laments the correlation between the dramatic increase in sports fandom and the dramatic decline in religious affiliation.

It All Began With Young People: Edwards and Youth Ministry – Spiritual revival in the day of Jonathan Edwards began with young people. This is highly due to Edwards’ pursuit of the youth. Are we pursuing our youth with similar vigor? Or are we content to send them on trips to appease their appetite for fun, all the while ignoring their most basic need?

Review of ‘The Gospel at Work’ – Tim Challies reviews this newly released book written by Greg Gilbert and Sebastian Traeger. The book includes a brief theology of work and it is chock-full of practical applications.

We must fight worldliness because it dulls our affections for Christ and distracts our attention from Christ. Worldliness is so serious because Christ is so glorious. –C.J. Mahaney

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