I won’t mention the publisher, because generally they do pretty good work. But this… this commendation… is just so absurd.
This month also brought the release of the long-awaited next book by Peter Leithart, Delivered from the Elements of the World. According to James K. A. Smith, “When you read Peter Leithart, you suddenly realize how timid most Christian theologians are, tepidly offering us a few ‘insights’ to edify our comfort with the status quo. Leithart is like a lightning strike from a more ancient, more courageous Christian past, his flaming pen fueled by biblical acuity and scholarly rigor.”
When Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in South Carolina came upon the customer who had arranged to have him tow her stranded car, he suddenly felt the presence of God. And lo, God told him to leave the scene without helping the woman, because, Shupe says, her car sported a Bernie Sanders sticker. “Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and He just said get in the truck and leave,” said Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, S.C.. “And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”
With that, Shupe and the Almighty left a disabled woman to fend for herself by the side of the Interstate. Cassy McWade, 25, says she has psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and early-stage Crohns,… which she said made sitting on the side of the road without a restroom nearby “terrifying“. She is legally disabled and says the handicapped placard was hanging on her mirror when Shupe arrived. She also says the family mechanic [who called Shupe on her behalf] informed Shupe that she was disabled. Shupe, who supports presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said his decision on the side of the interstate this week was more about business than politics.
Sources are reporting that local woman Britney Mollison experienced the presence of her own emotions more powerfully than she has in a long time during a time of worship Wednesday night. According to Mollison’s own testimony, about three-quarters of the way through the set of dramatic songs blasting from the band onstage out to the worshipers, she was finally able to surrender all to her feelings.
“In that moment, when the bridge to ‘Oceans’ reached its crescendo and the keyboardist masterfully applied the wah pedal, my emotions were more real to me than I can remember,” Mollison sobbed to sources. “It was just me and and my personal relationship to the chemicals in my brain responding to stimuli. Nothing else mattered.”
According to Mollison, the only hiccup of the night came during the third song of the set—“some old hymn” that was “too wordy to really get into.”
But the worship band reportedly pulled out of their nosedive and bounced right back into an inspiring mashup of John Mayer’s “Say What You Need to Say” and Francesca Battistelli’s “Holy Spirit.” “It was just so great to sing to the third person of the Trinity, asking Him to fill up the atmosphere so I could really connect with my inner affections.” “That’s what worship is all about,” she added.
Pentebabbleism has more to do with introspective navel gazing than the encounter between the believer and the Spirit of God.
Authentic worship isn’t about ‘one’s own feelings’- it’s about an encounter.
A video showing an Illinois father being harshly criticised by a fellow Walmart shopper has gone viral across the internet with millions of views since it was originally posted on April 21. The video begins as the woman says loudly to her son: “But you know, usually when you’re raised that way you want to work a lot harder not to go back.”
The young father she is referring to, Ricky Fuentes, turns to her and interrupts: “You know, I put in 50-60 hour weeks trying to provide for my family.” “You’re not providing for it, I am!” the woman snaps back, adding: “The government is.” When Mr Fuentes suggests the woman should “vote Republican“, the woman suggests Mr Fuentes’s circumstances must make him a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders supporter: “That’s who you vote for,” she says. “They give it to you, so you vote that way. I’m not stupid. I have a degree, I’m pretty damn smart.”
They continue to squabble and eventually Mr Fuentes tells the woman: “Well until you vote Republican and get ’em out of there… deal with it, b*tch.” In a Facebook post accompanying the video, Fuentes’ wife Brenda Munoz, who filmed the clip, wrote that the altercation began when the woman told her son: “See this is why you go to college so you don’t take handouts [sic].”
Frederick III, called the Wise, elector of Saxony, eldest son of Ernest, elector of Saxony, and Elizabeth, daughter of Albert, duke of Bavaria-Munich, was born at Torgau, and succeeded his father as elector in 1486. Retaining the government of Saxony in his own hands, he shared the other possessions of his family with his brother John, called “the Stedfast” (1468-1532). Frederick was among the princes who pressed the need of reform upon the German king Maximilian I in 1495, and in 1500 he became president of the newly-formed council of regency (Reichsregiment). He took a genuine interest in learning; was a friend of Georg Spalatin; and in 1502 founded the university of Wittenberg, where he appointed Luther and Melanchthon to professorships. In 1493 he had gone as a pilgrim to Jerusalem, and had been made a knight of the Holy Sepulchre; but, although he remained throughout life an adherent of the older faith, he seems to have been drawn into sympathy with the reformers, probably through his connection with the university of Wittenberg. In 1520 he refused to put into execution the papal bull which ordered Luther’s writings to be burned and the reformer to be put under restraint or sent to Rome; and in 1521, after Luther had been placed under the imperial ban by the diet at Worms, the elector caused him to be conveyed to his castle at the Wartburg, and afterwards protected him while he attacked the enemies of the Reformation. In 1519, Frederick, who alone among the electors refused to be bribed by the rival candidates for the imperial throne, declined to be a candidate for this high dignity himself, and assisted to secure the election of Charles V. He died unmarried at Langau, near Annaberg, on the 5th of May 1525.