Monday, July 22, 2013

All Around the Web - July 22, 2013

Hunter Baker - The Direction of American Government |

Here is where politics and jurisprudence are going:

  1. Freedom for individuals is expanding.
  2. Freedom for groups and associations is contracting.
  3. If you are an individual who seeks to live out certain views through a group, that freedom will be curtailed.
  4. There is an interesting effect of this general movement. Groups and associations will be marginalized, while individuals will be free, but isolated before the state.

The Gospel Coalition - Should We Expect Politicians to Act Like Christians? |

Recently I was asked whether John the Baptist lost his head for expecting a lost politician to act like a Christian. John, you'll remember, was executed for telling Herod that it was not lawful for the king to have his brother's wife.

This is an important question, not simply for understanding the background of this particular text. Christians often shrug off questions of public ethics because we say, "Why should we expect lost people to act like Christians?" I once heard a prominent preacher say that it didn't matter to him if his neighbors went to hell as prostitutes or as policemen; it only mattered that they were going to hell.
In one sense, this is a good impulse. After all, Jesus never acted shocked or appalled by the behavior of the lost people. Jesus spoke with gentleness to the lost sinners around him, but with severity at religious leaders, hiding their sin behind religiosity and using their positions to serve selfish interests.
And the apostle Paul wrote that he didn't judge "outsiders" but instead that it is those "inside the church whom you are to judge" (1 Cor. 5:12). The gospel didn't come to achieve a society of morally straight people unreconciled to Christ.

Ligonier - 5 Dangers to Avoid in Parenting |

1. Mishandling the Rod of Discipline
2. Maintaining a Disorderly Home
3. Holding Inappropriate Expectations
4. Building a Joyless Home
5. Failing to Speak as "One Flesh"

The Blaze - Rick Perry: Running for President in 2016 ‘An Option’ | Here is another 2016 alert.

Mashable - 14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed |
  1. Google Ngram Viewer
  2. Google Correlate
  3. Google Trends
  4. Google Think Insights
  5. Google Public Data Explorer
  6. Full Value of Mobile
  7. Get Your Business Online
  8. Webmaster Tools
  9. Schemer
  10. Google Fonts
  11. Google Developers
  12. Dart
  13. Google Keep
  14. Google Sky

A great conversation with John Piper and John MacArthur:

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