Combing the Net – 7/27/2011

I haven’t done one of these posts in a few days, so lots of links today!

The New Asceticism and Investment Bankers — With the recent popularity of books like Crazy Love and Radical, is a new asceticism emerging among evangelical Christians? Is “radical” living becoming a standard by which Christians now judge themselves? This Nashville pastor asks some tough questions but delivers some sensible answers.

Pondering Norway’s Darkest Hour — There have been many articles written in the last few days about Norway’s “conservative Christian” terrorist, but I think this is one of the best. Should Christians be upset at the negative portrayal of our faith?

C.S. Lewis vs. Modern Education — Continuing what has been an excellent series called “Live Like a Narnian”. If you haven’t been following it, I encourage you to check out the rest of the posts!

It Only Takes One Generation for a Church to Die — How quickly a thriving church can deteriorate and disappear.

Haunted By An Abortion — A heart-breaking letter to an advice columnist from a “liberal, pro-choice woman” who deeply regrets the abortion she had last December.

John Piper on Tweeting — If you’re on Twitter, you really ought to be following John Piper. His tweets are consistently thought-provoking and encouraging. Even if you aren’t on Twitter, you’ll appreciate what he has to say in this article about the importance of being able to clearly and concisely speak God’s truth to those around us. I especially like this quote: “Tweeting is to preaching what Proverbs is to the book of Romans.”

I love this modern hymn from Sovereign Grace Ministries. You can find the lyrics here.

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