Friday, April 19, 2013

a few links for your consideration, aka sausage, aka linkathon

Margaret Thatcher's perverse victory and the prospect of an ethical economy, by John Milbank.  I'm sure Halden Doerge will be nodding in agreement all the way to the end on this one. ;)
Then there's this one, Margaret Thatcher as a liberal.  A couple of interesting, at least slightly incendiary pieces on Thatcher's legacy for consideration.   
Carl Trueman considers the adage 'Count no man blessed until he is dead' in terms of pastoral legacies and movement-building.  While some people make much of thinking through legacies for grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and maybe there's something to that) a certain author still warned people against speaking too confidently about even what you may do tomorrow.  :)  Not that that stopped some people from confidently declaring how this or that item of real estate would be used anyway.  Such is life.
Superman at 75 over at Cinemagogue.

Oh, yes, here's a little sermon by former MH pastor Bill Clem.  Though there's a few things that could be said about the sermon (such as I enjoyed it) this is just a set of links for perusal and consideration.  But for the person who mentioned in a comment a few months back that Clem discussed his time at Mars Hill in the sermon, that was kind of an understatement.

There's stuff about Samson as a very-bad-Nazirite and about Ecclesiastes to get to ... some time ... later this year ... maybe.  :)  But, again, this is a day for posting links of stuff to read. 


Andrew O'Brien said...

Thanks for posting the sermon from Clem. I'm not a fan of "protestant style" preaching, but I have no problems with Bill Clem. What a great guy! He diagnosed the problem at "Former Church" (fear based system) yet saw that they were doing this because they loved and cared about him. Part of me was expecting him to rip his former Church to shreds, but he didn't. Good for him. He's moved on.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Andrew. I enjoyed it, too. It indicated a few points of what some of us might call a kind of prosperity-lite teaching, that if you just obey God and get all your ducks in a row then things should go your way. Or as Clem put it, there's a sense that Jesus is king but not necessarily the crucified king for him at the time. Given the turn-around in public words by somebody on the likes of Osteen prosperity-lite might not be a bad way to phrase it after all this time.