President Obama said that since Syria’s ruler, Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons against those rebelling against his regime, the United States will send weapons to help the rebels. Though sending ground-troops is not being considered, officials are reportedly considering implementing a no-fly zone, using American aircraft. [Read more…]
In a rare bit of good news for American foreign policy, a moderate was elected to the presidency of Iran, replacing the radical Islamist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was term limited out of office. [Read more…]
I was doing an interview on KFUO with my daughter on our book Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood on the subject of Father’s Day. As I was talking about how our Heavenly Father works through earthly fathers, it hit me that this will be the first Father’s Day I will have known without my father, who died just a few weeks ago.
I kind of broke (as my father would have said) in the middle of the interview. Then again, I am a father too, and I felt that fatherly joy in one’s children as my daughter was giving such good answers on the show, thinking how well she turned out. So it was a bittersweet, yet satisfying, moment. [Read more…]
A Lutheran, a Calvinist, and a Baptist walk into a bar. . . and start talking about vocation. Well, not really. The Baptist would not go into a bar, and in this case there is no Baptist. I’d describe the Liberate folks (a ministry of Tullian Tchividjian) as Lutheran-influenced evangelicals. But this video is a good example, in light of our recent discussions of those traditions, of how a Lutheran concept can indeed carry over into other traditions. Here Lutheran Rod Rosenbladt, Calvinist Michael Horton, and Liberate’s Daniel Siedell (a faculty member of Knox Seminary) are all talking about vocation and its relationship to justification.
The point, though, is that this is an EXCELLENT discussion of vocation, and a great introduction to what we keep talking about on this blog. (I appreciate the shout-outs to my work on the subject and the references to my book God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.)