Morning Mashup 04/13

Today is the day my wife was due to give birth to our son. But instead of holding a baby boy, I am holding a cup of coffee. Lord willing, we will meet Jude Adoniram face to face very soon, though it feels like we already know him. Until then, I wanted to share some thought provoking and interesting articles I came across over the weekend and early this morning.

Why All Christians Must Seek Public Justice – I have seen way too many of my southern Kentucky friends speaking out against social justice. It saddens my heart to see so many friends who are faithful in church attendance and Bible study see little to nothing wrong with the recent killings of young black men by white police. I know it is a controversial and touchy issue, but I wholeheartedly agree with this piece: All Christians must seek public justice.

Sometimes Flight is the Best Fight – I generally love to read anything Jon Bloom writes. This is why: “In the kingdom of the heart, the commanding hierarchy is this: King Delight rules and he tells General Desire what to want. General Desire then issues commands to Lieutenant Will to act on the want.”

Telling the Truth about Abortion Politics – Joe Carter: “While we may align with a political group, Christians should not be beholden to any party. We should hold all political parties accountable when they are espousing unbiblical and anti-human ideas. If this gets us called “partisan,” then that is the price we must pay. The American church has a serious problem if we are more worried about being mislabeled as “partisan” than we are in protecting innocent human life.”

TGC National Conference – The Gospel Coalition’s biennial national conference begins today at 1 pm. If you are like me and will not be in beautiful Orlando, follow this link to watch the live stream.

New ESV Bible App – The ESV Bible app has finally updated. Be sure to check out all of its new and exciting features.

Justin Spieth Wins The Masters – A star was born in Augusta this weekend. Well, the golf world was honestly not surprised, as Spieth has been a rising superstar for a couple years now. But, with a Masters runner-up finish last year, and dominating win this year, Jordan Spieth is set to fill the void of the fading stars of golf.

“Your problem is not so much that you love your career or family too much, but that you love God too little in proportion to them”  –Tim Keller

396110_519885398036913_1852978654_nMathew Gilbert is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church East Bernstadt. He is the author of the forthcoming book Come to the Well: 50 Meditations to Fuel Your Joy in God. Mathew lives in London, KY with his wife, Erica, and their dog, Simba.


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