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Live with Haiti in your heart

I cannot say it any better than this. Here is a post on The Gospel Coalition blog by Chris Tomlinson about Haiti. I have copied and pasted it here in its entirety. ------------ [Editor's Note: This post was written the evening of January 13, 2009] *** Haiti saddens me. It saddens me in part because so many have lost so much. It also saddens me because I care so little....

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Behind a frowning providence

William Cowper was an English poet and hymn writer who lived from 1731-1800. His pastor and close friend was John Newton, who wrote the song "Amazing Grace." Cowper battled with manic depression and his struggles with mental illness were often expressed in his poems. Here is one of his poems I came across recently. So rich in its depth. My favorite line: "Behind a frowning...

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He upholds the universe by the word of his power

Stunning. This video maps merely what we know of the universe thus far. Hebrews 1:3 - "...and he upholds the universe by the word of his power." Psalm 8:3-4 - "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" (via Justin Taylor...

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Spurgeon's Embrace of Biblical Paradox

"That God predestines, and that man is responsible, are two things that few can see.They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory; but they are not.It is just the fault of our weak judgment. Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other. If, then, I find taught in one place that everything is fore-ordained, that is true; and if I find in another place that man ...

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Prayer Causes Things to Happen

I believe fervently in the sovereignty of God in all things. I also believe fervently in the necessity of prayer. Some call that a contradiction. I call it biblical. ...

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