Morning Mashup 09/29


How Lecrae Mixed Rap and Theology to Find Huge , Mainstream Success – Lecrae: “We’re the Gideons, we’re the Davids. Even Jesus himself made himself of no reputation. It’s when you can link it back to God doing it, I think that’s what he loves. He’s not a megalomaniac, he’s deserving of glory and honor, and to use individuals that demonstrate that it was him, and him alone, it accomplishes his mission and that’s success.”

Is Divorce Equivalent to Homosexuality? – An awesome question with an equally awesome answer from Russell Moore.

“Traditional” Baptists and Calvinism – Southern Baptists argue about Calvinism and its place in Baptist theology. But some go so far as to claim “free will” as the traditional view of salvation in the SBC. Thomas Kidd is very helpful to hash out this matter. He writes, “It is one thing for Baptist non-Calvinists to argue that theirs is the biblical position on soteriology. But it is another thing to claim the ‘traditional’ label for free will.”

10 Historical Myths About World Christianity – “In the first meeting of the postgraduate World Christianity course ‘Selected Themes in the Study of World Christianity’ held on 15 September 2014, Professor Brian Stanley presented what he perceives as the top ten historical myths about World Christianity.”

Jameis Winston Has “Embarrassed” His Hometown – A local resident says, “His parents haven’t held him accountable, his coaches haven’t and the police in Tallahassee haven’t. I feel bad for him. I pray for him. Because so many people who are supposed to be leaders are failing Jameis.”

Three Things to Remember When You Read the Bible – Jonathan Parnell makes three observations that we must remember before we open the pages of our Bibles.

Read one thinker and you become a clone. Read two and you become confused. Read a hundred and you start to become wise. –Tim Keller


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