Friday, October 20, 2017

Trolling, Truth, or both? How 'LBGT-Affirming' is like KJV-onlyism


Provocative post today by Joe Carter on The Gospel Coalition blog titled "How ‘LBGT-Affirming’ Is Like KJV-Onlyism".

He makes some interesting arguments and comparisons.

What do you think?

Monday, October 16, 2017

BiblicalTraining.org resource site

Biblicaltraining.org has put together some really good courses that they offer for FREE!  There's even an Android App to go along with it.  Additionally, your church can create their own landing page (for a cost) and deliver teaching content through this site.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Things to pray for your church



Good stuff from The Gospel Coalition.


What to Pray For

1. That we would have unity amid diversity—loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.

2. That a culture of discipling would form in which making disciples is viewed as an ordinary part of the Christian life.

3. That faithful elders would use Scripture to train members to do the work of ministry.

4. That a hunger for studying the gospel would form among members so that they can guide and guard one another in it.

5. That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.

6. The preaching of God’s Word—that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.

7. That elders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols, and worldliness.

8. That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament, and praise.

9. That the church’s prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.

10. That adult members would work to disciple teenagers and not just leave it to programming.

11. That the church’s primary teachers grow in dedication to God’s Word even when no one’s watching.

12. That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.

13. That members would share the gospel this week—and see more conversions!

14. That members would be prepared for persecution, remembering to love, not curse, their persecutors.

15. That hopes for political change would be outstretched by the hope of heaven.

16. That giving would be faithul, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial.

17. That more members would use their careers to take the gospel to places it’s never been.

18. That members would be good and do good in their workplaces this week.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I haven't forgotten about my blog

Just been a busy time of life and ministry, and I tend to post stuff on Facebook 99% of the time.  Even my Twitter has become fairly lightly used for posting things.

Does anyone still read blogs?  I think what curtailed reading of blogs was the death of a number of great RSS feed readers.  Combine that with the continued surge of social media growth and blogs like this were sure to see less traffic.

Maybe I'll work on adding some content here again for a while and see if anyone responds.  Maybe.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Home Made Hot Cocoa Mix

Alton Brown is a food savant.  So his hot cocoa mix shouldn't be any different!



Ingredients
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon fine-grain salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch (or more to taste) ground cayenne pepper*, optional
Hot milk or water to serve

Instructions
1 - Combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, salt, cornstarch and cayenne in a large airtight container. Secure the lid and shake vigorously to combine, and remember to shake prior to every extraction.
2 - To serve: Place 2 tablespoons of the mix in a mug and add about 2 fluid ounces hot water or milk. Stir to combine. Fill the mug with more hot water or milk and enjoy.

Notes
* The Aztecs always added chiles to their chocolate. Even a pinch ups the flavor ante quite a bit, and as called for here certainly won't be sensed as "heat."

No matter — this is fast, easy and will keep for a year if kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

alton brown http://altonbrown.com/