Tuesday, November 13, 2007

TWO MUST-READS: ALCORN & PIPER

Within 12 hours of my "Show & Tell" post, two excellent articles by my two favorite Christian authors/speakers were posted... and I must share them with you. They are both absolutely excellent and worth your time. Please make time to read them.

  • RANDY ALCORN writes about Pat Robertson's bewildering and shameful endorsement of Rudy Giuliani, an unabashedly pro-choice candidate, last week:

    SACRIFICING CHILDREN ON A REPUBLICAN ALTAR?

    He writes:

    Over the years, I have sometimes appreciated Pat Robertson, and often disagreed with him. Now I am truly saddened for him. I shake my head in wonder at what has happened to him and other Christians who once stood up for innocent lives and moral concerns, but whose devotion has now shrunk to social conservativism and Republicanism. That an evangelical spokesperson—though I’m not sure who Robertson really represents anymore—would turn his back on unborn children to endorse Giuliani, who f
    avors legalized abortion, is tragic... Continue reading here.

  • JOHN PIPER writes about the very phenomenon we've been talking about lately... adult-escence, or kidults (adult-aged people still acting like "teenagers"), and gives an excellent analysis that shows how the church should respond:

    A CHURCH-BASED HOPE FOR 'ADULTOLESCENCE'

    Here's part of the article:

    "How Should the Church Respond?

    How might the church respond to this phenomenon in our culture? Here are my suggestions.

    1. The church will encourage maturity, not the opposite. “Do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

    2. The church will press the fact that maturity is not a function of being out of school but is possible to develop while in school.

    3. While celebrating the call to life long singleness, the church will not encourage those who don’t have the cal to wait till late in their twenties or thirties to marry, even if it means marrying while in school."
    ... Continue reading here.


PLEASE click on & read both Randy Alcorn's & John Piper's important articles.

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