Nearly four centuries ago the Puritan William Perkins drew a useful distinction. He suggested that there is a working difference between error and heresy. He wrote that error of itself is no ground for breaking fellowship, that any doctrinal discrepancy between two Christians means that one or both are in error. The Bible does not on that account command them to separate from each other. Heresy is another matter; heresy is error, but error that strikes at the very roots of the faith, and heresy is always grounds for breaking fellowship.
Read more at SharperIron » Ecclesiastical Separation.
I picked up a Pandigital Digital Photo Frame at Bed Bath & Beyond this weekend. It’s pretty nice – an 8″ frame that has 1GB of internal memory, plus plays MP3s and AVIs.
The second best part of it was the cost – it will only be $34 after rebate. They’re $80, plus if you have one of those 20% off coupons that BB&B sends to everyone on the planet, your in-store cost is only $64. Then you get a $30 mail-in rebate form. Sweet!
The best part, though?
It sits on my desk at work and every time I look at it I am reminded how much I love my wife and kids, all day long. You can’t put a price tag on that. I recommend something like this for every husband and father out there.
SharperIron concludes a two-article series on the very popular Twilight series of novels, by Stephenie Meyer:
It is no coincidence that the Twilight series has spawned T-shirts proclaiming that “Forbidden Fruit Tastes Best.”
I thought this was particularly funny. It’s comedian Louis CK on Conan O’Brian, talking about what little awe we have for the amazing world we live in…
(Note: one bleeped word on the video.)
“A believer is one who identifies with all that God affirms and condemns in Christ’s crucifixion.”
In other words, in Christ’s cross I agree with God’s judgment of me and I agree with God’s justification of me. Both have a radical impact on how we take and give criticism.
Read more at Between Two Worlds: The Cross and Criticism.