Saturday Six (2/21/2015)

Happy Saturday! Here’s the lowdown of the top blog posts of the week:

With Ash Wednesday happening several days ago, WTS professor and Reformation21 blogger Carl Trueman makes a strong case for why Christians shouldn’t observe Lent.

Last Sunday, ISIS executed 21 Egyptian Christians from Libya. SBTS professor Thomas Schreiner helps us to reflect on the tragedy. ERLC president Russell Moore answers the question, “Should We Pray for the Defeat of ISIS, or Their Conversion?

The Shepherds’ Conference Summit on Inerrancy is coming up next week. It’s gonna be huge. Pastor and ParkingSpace23 blogger Greg Peterson lists the implications of denying the inerrancy of the Bible.

This story has been in the news for a few years now, but to give a recap, a florist in Washington refused to provide flowers for a customer’s same-sex wedding (note: he was a friend and regular customer of the florist). The state attorney general and the customer (with his partner) filed separate lawsuits, citing Washington’s anti-discrimination law, and won. Boyce College professor Denny Burk wrote a guest post for CNN.com on the consequences of the decision. He then follows up talking about the courage of the florist to turn down a settlement with the AG and risk losing her entire livelihood to stand up for her biblical convictions.

TMS professor/Cripplegate blogger Nathan Busenitz originally cited a story about an ex-KGB assassin who persecuted Christians in Russia then became a believer. It turns out that the whole thing wasn’t true. Here’s the apology he wrote. A lesson in humility that we can all learn from.

A shout out to the sound crew at RGC, Crystal Chan and Caleb Chao, for faithfully serving the body week in and week out by helping the congregation sing during musical worship and hear during the sermon. Desiring God blogger Jonathan Davis shares about the impact that serving on media team makes for those who hear.

Have a blessed week!

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