Combing the Net – 7/5/2011

Schuller Ousted from Chrystal Cathedral Board — The latest drama in the demise of one of the country’s most well-known churches. The fruit of a “ministry” founded on faulty theology and decades of preaching to itching ears?

Politics vs. Reality — Thomas Sowell laments the fact that so few people seem concerned with facts as opposed to rhetoric and clever talking points. “Why confuse the issue by digging into empirical evidence about what has actually happened when one policy or the other was followed?” I’ll bet that Carl Trueman wishes he would apply the same logic to the talking points of the Right, though…

The Gift of Friendship and the Godliness of Good Friends — What do you know? The day after I write a short post about how much I value the Godly friends from my Life Group, Kevin DeYoung starts a blog series about the importance and blessing of friendship!

The Weaker, the Stronger, the Homeschooler — Always a touchy and controversial subject, Tim Challies is tackling the issue of schooling for Christian families. Is there one way that is “right” for everyone? Is it a sin to have your kids in public school? What does the Bible tell us and why are Christians so passionately opposed to one another?

Here is a helpful discussion between Tim Keller, Michael Horton, and Matt Chandler about how Christians are to go about handling disagreements with one another over matters of theology and practice:

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