Going to Jail for Preaching The Word, Oil in the Gulf, Fencing the Table and a Free Book

Here are some odds and ends that have been bouncing around my head today.

First up an alarming article from the UK. it seems a preacher there was arrested and jailed for calling homosexuality a sin in a sermon he delivered. Click here to read the article.

Second, Russell Moore ( great first name), has some wise words on the care of creation and why it matters for Christians. he writes:

 We are built to recognize God in the creation (Rom. 1:18-21), and we need more than just what we can pave over and build in order to flourish.This is why the Scriptures speak of eternal life in the metaphor of a river that causes the waters to teem with life, with many kind of fish, and vegetation thriving on the banks (Ezek. 47:9-12). This is why one aspect of Jesus’ kingship is to make the waters teem with fish, right in the presence of his commercial fishermen disciples (John 21:3-8), And this is why the Scriptures consider it an apocalypse when the waters are poisoned, and the sea-life is gone (Rev. 8:8-9).

We need the creation around us, including the waters and all they contain, because we are not gods. We are creatures who thrive when we live as we were made to live. We exercise dominion over the creation not only when we use it, but also when we conserve it for the generations who will come after.

So pray for the Gulf Coast, that the oil wouldn’t devastate a people and a land already devastated by so much. As you do, remember: real conservatives protect what God loves.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Third, Doug Wilson has a great article for me personally as I begin to prepare for my graduate studies. it is on How Secularists Fence the Table. He writes:

There are only two tables in the world, the apostle tells us. Those two tables are the table of the Lord and the table of devils (1 Cor. 10:21). There is no third neutral table, wiped down and bussed by spiritual robots that are neither angel nor devil. If non-believers try to sit down at our table, we fence that table. If we try to sit down at theirs, so do they. God has structured the world in such a way that there is really no way around this.

Lastly, We are giving away a copy of R.C. Sproul’s, “ The Prayer of Our Lord,” this week! To enter to win all you have to do is follow us on twitter if you don’t already or if you are following, retweet this post. You can retweet as many times as you like and each retweet will be counted as an entry to win. we’ll announce the winner next monday on the blog. Click here to follow us and enter to win!

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