Monthly Archives: October 2010

ONE OF US

“Glee” has done it again. The FOX series uses comedy to explore the adolescent world of high school. The school’s small show choir has a diverse representation of jocks, cheerleaders, misfits, African-Americans, Asians, Jews, handicapped and gays. The show tackles social issues with tongue-in-cheek.

Several weeks ago, Finn, the male lead singer and football quarterback, made a grilled cheese sandwich. When he took it off the grill he saw “the face of God;” thus, the show’s title, “Grilled Cheesus.” He preserves the sandwich and embarks on a spiritual experiment by praying to the image in the sandwich. Continue reading

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THE GOOD NEWS BRUTALIZED

We cannot deny that wrath belongs to the character of God. By His nature, God must be opposed to everything that opposes His goodness. It is certainly true that God hates sin.

When we arrive in the New Testament, God demonstrates His love and grace through the death and resurrection of His Son so powerfully that God’s wrath plays only a supporting role in the gospel message. The wrath of God in the punishment of sin still occupies the message. In fact, through the death of His Son, God shows that He cannot compromise His wrath and that it obligates Him to punish all sin. Jesus was sinless, but he willingly took the sins of men upon Himself and entered the heavenly courtroom for judgment and execution. Continue reading

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SUBVERTING THE CHRISTIAN MIND

Harry Blamires has written in The Christian Mind, “To think secularly is to think within a frame of reference bounded by the limits of our life on earth; it is to keep one’s calculations rooted in this-worldly criteria. To think Christianly is to accept all things with the mind as related, directly or indirectly, to man’s eternal destiny as the redeemed and chosen child of God.” Continue reading

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