#TBTB #TBT – Skanky Movie III

ThrowBack Thursday

This week we asked Mr. Brewster to write the introduction to his introduction to Douglas Wilson’s “Skanky Movie III.”

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I’m a counselor.

I work with children and parents every day.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think, I’d love to help this kid, but the greatest help I can be to them is to help their parents.

Yes, children are responsible for their own choices, and mom and dad are not solely to blame for the way their children turn out . . . but I think statements like this are touted far too often by people who are blinded to the role they do play in encouraging their children down the wrong roads.

We parents need to own the very significant part we play in all of this.

“Skanky Movie III” by Doug Wilson is a wonderful little article that reminds dad and mom how our wrong thinking can set our children up for trouble.

Please enjoy “Skanky Movie III.”

Credit Where Credit is Due & Skanky Movie III

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“There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Pro-Choice’ Christian” – Matt Walsh

Genius.

Amazing!

Listen, Matt and I have disagreed before, and I acknowledge that his style is confrontational and direct. But this has nothing to do with Mr. Walsh; it has to do with the truth he’s proclaiming with no compunction.

And that’s what I love about him. He’s not just antagonisticly throwing his own opinion in everyone’s faces – he’s confrontational and direct about absolute TRUTH.

This post says exactly what it needs to say exactly how it needs to say it. And he’s 100% correct when he wrote,

If churches in America had any guts, this message would be proclaimed from the pulpit at least once a month.”

This has to be said, and we should all be saying it.

And I am proud to be counted with everyone who stands courageously and says “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Pro-Choice’ Christian.”

“How Great Thou Art” – ThePianoGuys

Music Wednesdays

We posted Sam Robson’s acapella version of “How Great Thou Art” here.

But we wanted to post this version because the truth of this song never fails to help redirect a Christian’s thinking. When you think on God, nothing else matters.

Verse 1

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Refrain

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!

Verse 2

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Verse 3

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Verse 4

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, “My God, how great thou art!”

“Worrying about tomorrow . . . .” – Quote

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But It’s Easier NOT Going to Church

But It's Easier Not Going to Church

I didn’t go to church this morning. And by church, I’m not referring to the building, I’m speaking of participating with the Body of Christ in corporate worship.

I’m sick.

My choice was motivated primarily out of two considerations:

  1. I will increasingly have a harder time doing my best for God the more ill I become. I need to recuperate.
  2. Subjecting others to whatever yuckiness I may have to share is unkind.

This is not “forsaking the assembling.” In fact, I agree with Dr. Rand Hummel that sometimes sleep is the most godly thing you can do.

But there are plenty of other people not at church today, and many of their reasons are not as advisable.
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“‘One Anothers’ I Can’t Find in the New Testament” – Ray Ortlund

“______________ one another.”

What exactly does the Bible say about that?

Here’s a great little article telling us some things God doesn’t say about that: “One Anothers” I Can’t Find in the New Testament.

“Remove the Head from the church . . . .” – Quote

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“Excuses are . . . .” – Quote

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Weekend Update from AMBrewster: 5/23/14

Weekend Update

Friends,

Memorial Day weekend is busy for just about everyone.

But for the past six years, this weekend has been extra busy for me in a very different way.

This is the last year I will be Director at Schaumburg Christian Day Camp, and like every year before, I spend most of this weekend and all of next week scrambling to put the finishing details on the very robust and dynamic summer program we run.

With that said, I imagine that my posts here may be a little trim this coming week.

But once Day Camp is running like the summer-time-fun machine that it is, I will be back in full production here. In the meantime, please feel free to like our Evermind Ministries Facebook page and follow me on Twitter for daily encouragement, accountability, and introspection.

I would also love to hear from you about what God is doing in your life because of Taking Back the Bible or answer any questions you may have. You can email me at AMBrewster@EvermindMinistries.com.

Thank you for your loyal following, reading, and sharing as we attempt to fulfill Christ’s lofty mission to make disciples for the King!

Always,

AMBrewster

Memorial Day

#TBTB #TBT – Destined to Choose

ThrowBack Thursday

Have you ever been asked how you can believe in a completely supreme being and still believe in human free will?

Many of us here have heard that question and – praise God – the answer is simple.

“I believe because that is how God says it is.”

Paul observed this beautiful paradox in I Thessalonians.

Please enjoy today’s Throwback Thursday, and be encouraged by “Destined to Choose.”

Destined to Choose