Saturday Six (2/14/2015)

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m going to try to post these weekly: a compilation of blog posts on current events in the world and within the church (or anything I like). Here we go!

A few weeks ago, TGC blogger Justin Taylor said that there are biblical reasons to doubt the creation days were 24-hour periods. SBTS professor Jim Hamilton responds to Taylor’s claims here and here. In October, I attended a creation conference hosted by Institute for Creation Research (ICR) at Grace Community Church. There, TMC professor Abner Chou explains why Genesis 1 can only mean six, 24-hour days.

At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Obama compared the acts of the terrorist group ISIS to those committed by Christians during the Crusades. Pastor Kevin DeYoung debunks misconceptions about that time period. Ligonier Ministries also released an overview lecture from WTS professor W. Robert Godfrey on the Crusades.

Related to our commander-in-chief, his chief campaign advisor in 2008, David Axelrod, admits that Obama lied about his stance on same-sex marriage to get elected. Boyce College professor Denny Burk calls him out for using faith to cover his position.

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months for lying about getting hit in a helicopter by enemy fire during the Iraq War in 2003. Ligonier Ministries blogger Lee Webb comments on the story from a journalist’s perspective. Reformation21 blogger Rick Phillips points out that this is a reflection of the sinful male ego.

The film version of the bestselling book 50 Shades of Grey was released in theaters yesterday. SBTS president Albert Mohler asserts that this accurately indicates the direction of our culture when it comes to pornography. Blogger Tim Challies compiles a list of recommended articles and books on the topic as well.

At Glory Books, pastor Chad Coley uses 1 Corinthians to list six ways to evaluate your love for the body of Christ, and pastor Steve Swartz suggests three practical ideas to make your church more loving. Very helpful for me as I think about how to love my local church better.

Have a blessed week!

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