This is my first blog ever on wordpress. It was sad for me to switch over, but here we are. Today Josiah Judson Littlefield is one month old! Its crazy, time has truly flown. I just thought I would post a picture of him fromthis morning. He is now able to focus and track things with his eyes, and he is able to entertian himself for a while instead of having to be held almost all the time. He’s growing up so fast!! –Kathy
Monthly Archives: April 2007
Dr. Sam Waldron of the Midwest Center for Theological Study has decided to voice his opinion on Dr. John MacArthur’s comments on the end times at the Shepards Conference. Dr. MacArthur is a premillenial and Dr. Waldren an amillenial. I have not read it all but I can bet it will be informative. Both of these men are excellent Bible scholars so this should be very interesting. You should go here to Dr. Waldren’s blog and read his response and the transcript Dr. MacArthur’s talk. If you can’t listen to sermons online and don’t have a book to read, this is a good way to force yourself to think about the Scriptures–Dirk
We have PBS as one of the TV stations we get on the antenna and it has some very interesting shows. The other night there was a local round table discussion of a Jewish rabbi, a Christian pastor, Ba’hai Faith guy, a Muslim and the moderator. The first question asked was about the 10 commandments. The Ba’hai representative went off about how all religions worship the one true God in different ways…..wrong. I won’t even comment any more about that. What caught my attention was the misunderstanding of the Jewish rabbi. He said that the 10 commandments were a symbol of their covenant with God. A symbol?? From my reading of Exodus 20 those were more than just symbols. I mean the title 10 COMMANDMENTS sure does point to something more. I was burdened for the misunderstanding of the requirements of a Holy God. Those are more than a symbol, and because of our depravity we have broken them (probably all of them this morning). Therefore, we (all humans) stand condemned before God without Christ’s atonement. I think about Numbers 16 and the action God took because of the strange fire as a warning.
So why write all this?? First, to encourage you and me to study the Bible and strive through prayer for God to show us the proper meaning of His word. Second, to encourage us all to pray for ethnic Jews to be changed through their reading of the Old Testament (those who read it). I focus on them because many times I pray for those around me and I don’t know anyone Jewish. I need the reminder. –Dirk
Many of you are aware of the wonderful online resource monergism.com. I was surfing that site during a study break and came across the page of free books that you can get electronically. I highly recomend that you go here and look at what you can get for free. Even if you can’t read books online, this is a great way to skim some book chapters to see which ones you want to buy. Have fun–Dirk
In the past I have recommended websites for Christian education. Let me do so again. I would like to reintroduce Biblical Trainingto you. It is run by Dr. William Mounce who is a pastor and Greek exegete. There are courses on this webite for new Christians, Christian who want to be better educated (called foundation courses), and seminary level courses for church leaders (called leadership courses). This site has a course for everyone and I hope that you all take advantage of it to grow deeper in your faith. I personally will be listening to Dr. Bruce Ware’s systematic theology course this summer in preparation for his Internet course I plan to take in the fall. Let me challenge you to step out and do something this month to better equip you to study the Bible. If listening to lectures is not what you can do please find a good book to read. I have several I could recommend.–Dirk
This last week I had to go back to school and leave my wife and new child behind at home. This wasn’t fun to say the least. To compound the sadness of leaving I have a big orange tow sticker on the window of the car (I think they super-glued it on). Why? I don’t know. It says it is because my registration sticker is out. So now our wonderful apartment complex is worried about my registration sticker while there is an abandon car three spots down and a huge dog on the 2nd floor that had left a urine stain down the side of the building because the owners don’t bring him down to the grass. Ah the frustrations of living in apartments.