Another blog recommendation

I very much enjoy reading ALL of your blogs, my dear readers. But maybe you don’t know about ALL of the blogs that I enjoy reading?

Today I read a post by Randy Alcorn on his Eternal Perspectives blog that really spoke to me.

At our church our pastor and elders have been emphasizing how important it is that we care truly care for one another. Randy Alcorn speaks of caring for those who cannot defend themselves: unwanted unborn babies:

Unborn children in America are our equivalent of Jews in Germany sixty-five years ago. The church’s indifference to them, and failure to stand up in their defense, is a shame of huge proportions. Self-righteously we decry the German church’s failure to stand up for the Jews. Meanwhile we fail to stand up for the unborn. We shake our heads in disgust at the German church’s tolerance of one holocaust while ignoring our own tolerance of another.

(This quote is from a post about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.)

Here is one more portion of the post that is SO QUOTABLE. Online “indignation” at the opinions of others abounds, so this rebuke is SO apropros:

I receive a fair number of emails from disgruntled people who descend from Mount Olympus just long enough to fire off their thunderbolts here in the land of lowly mortals, at those of us who just don’t get it. For what it’s worth, I rarely find outrage, name-calling and sanctimonious rudeness (whether it’s from conservatives or liberals makes no difference) to be persuasive. Not in political or theological discussions, or any other kind. It’s also interesting when these attitudes come from people who pride themselves on their tolerance and constantly condemn others for being judgmental. Calling people hypocrites when you don’t know them, and don’t have a clue what they may be doing for the poor and needy, is somewhat judgmental, don’t you think? 🙂

This post covers lots of interesting ground, such as:

  • When does patriotism become idolatry?
  • What is a Christian’s duty when the powers that be are destroying the innocent?
  • How may we properly disagree with others?
  • Who was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and what role did he play in Nazi Germany?

I hope that you will take the time to read Randy Alcorn’s edifying post.

2 Responses to “Another blog recommendation”

  1. Kathie says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading and commenting on Laura’s blog for while, and just snooping at yours. The Randy Alcorn post was really interesting- thanks for the link. I could not agree more with the “Mount Olympus” part. Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed your mix of thought-provoking posts (12/16 has given me much to think about), recipes and notes on every day life.

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Kathie, for visiting my blog, and commenting, too. 🙂
    I hope that you will continue to study the subject of keeping the Lord’s Day holy. The Lord’s commands are not burdensome, but beneficial, a great blessing.