In a recent blog post on SharperIron, Kevin Bauder defended Bob Jones University against a criticism of the university’s low salaries for their faculty and staff. I have not seen it, but apparently someone posted a comparison chart showing the salaries of various universities with Bob Jones being ranked lowest. Also — apparently — there was no comment. Nonetheless, Kevin Bauder felt compelled to use that particular criticism as an opportunity to defend the university and, by extension, the low salaries of many fundamentalist institutions. (more…)
Joe Carter does lots of people a service by boiling it down. I think he’s pretty fair. Check out Jesus is Coming Back When? A Crash Course in Evangelical Views of Eschatology.
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I wonder if all the weeping in the last few days at Gibson’s The Passion of Christ has had eschatological considerations as per the instructions of Jesus when He met the daughters of Jerusalem weeping for Him (Luke 23:26-31)? I’m developing thoughts on this text. Anyway, here’s a message by Spurgeon on another aspect of that weeping that I think is good.
“Wherefore Should I weep?”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me” (Luke 23:28).
Having said this much, we now add that on our Lord’s part such sorrow was fitly repressed; because after all, though naturally good, it is not more than natural, and falls short of spiritual excellence. It is no proof of the work of the Spirit upon your heart that you weep as you hear the story of Christ’s death, for probably you would have been even more affected had you seen a murderer hanged. It is no proof that you are truly saved, because you are moved to great emotions whenever you hear the details of the Crucifixion, for the Bulgarian atrocities excited you equally as much.
I think it good that you should be moved, as I have said before, but it is only naturally and not spiritually good.[...]