Posts Archive

The trove. Some posts were migrated from “Saved” (saved.postach.io). Others are loosely collected notes from research and writing. It has now become a flow of updates, asides, and photos from living and working abroad.

Albert Mohler, “Meet the New American Family, Digitally Deluged” (Jun 17, 2010)

Albert Mohler, “From Megacity to ‘Metacity’ — The Shape of the Future” (Apr 22, 2010)

“A Mother of Four Overseas…,” Prayer of Hannah (Dec 3, 2008)

Russell Moore, “Jesus Isn’t Ashamed of You” (Mar 31, 2010)

Remember that shouting at Indians [does] not bring relief from biting mosquitos.

—W. Barbrooke Grubb, An Unknown People in an Unknown Land, 198, as quoted in J. Loewen, “Lengua Indians and their ‘Innermost.’”

“God’s most magnificent creation” /

“God’s most magnificent creation”

We stand in awe of the ocean,
The thunderstorm,
The sunset,
The mountains;
But we pass by
A human being
Without notice
Even though
The person
Is God’s most
Magnificent
Creation.

—Augustine

Quoted in Duane Elmer, Cross-Cultural Connections (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 93.

Albert Mohler, “Adopted for Life… and in Death” (Feb 3, 2010)

Albert Mohler, “Hijacking the Brain – How Pornography Works” (Feb 1, 2010)

“The church would be unrecognizable or unsustainable without translation” /

Christianity is a translated religion without a revealed language. The issue is not whether Christians translated their Scripture well or willingly, but that without translation there would be no Christianity or Christians. Translation is the church’s birthmark as well as its missionary benchmark: the church would be unrecognizable or unsustainable without it.

—Lamin Sanneh, Whose Religion Is Christianity? (p. 97), as quoted by David Frank in “Reflections on the nature of Bible Translation”.

Russell Moore, “Jesus Didn’t Die for a Campus Ministry: The Spiritual Danger of Unchurched Spirituality” (Oct 13, 2008)