Jesus is the New Man.
Why is this the victory of the cross? Jesus was repeatedly tempted by Satan and even the the trial of the garden to join the rest of mankind. How so? If He would have turned away from the obedience of the cross Without the cross Jesus would be as good and helpful to the rest of man kind as the first man who ate of the tree in the garden. But He overcame! He took the death of the tree, creating a New Mankind who, in Him, can take the life of the resurrection.
My father had all of the Francis Schaeffer L’Abri lectures on reel-to-reel tapes. I would lie beside him on Saturday mornings and listen for hours to lectures such as “Our Ash-Heap Lives”.
My father gave me the name Jeremiah because of the influence of “Death in the City” on him. He would tell me often, “Jeremiah is the prophet of our time.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been listening to a speaker at a conference and heard echoes of those Francis Schaeffer lectures from my childhood. Francis Schaeffer sits silently alongside the often quoted C. S. Lewis as one of the most influential Christian men in the 20th century.
Trevin Wax has gathered a number of reflections on Francis Schaeffer on the event of his 100th birthday.
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Jeremiah Fyffe • BibleTogether.com
During the New York Philharmonic’s performance Tuesday night, it was interrupted by an iPhone.
The jarring ringtone—the device’s “Marimba” sound, which simulates the mallet instrument—intruded in the middle of the movement, emanating from the first row at Avery Fisher Hall.
…"I had to ask him many times," Mr. Gilbert said. "It was bizarre. Maybe he was just so mortified that he just shut down and was paralyzed."
Oh, how we love an opportunity to cast judgment. It is in our deep depravity that we crave an opportunity for self-righteousness.
It is truly unfortunate that the man in the article about the philharmonic and Mahler did not silence his phone. I am a music lover with a degree in music composition. It is sad when such beautiful music is interrupted with distraction.
And yet, don’t miss how pleased the audience is to shout its disapproval. We shake our heads at cellphones. We honk our horns in traffic. We shout our disapproval, but all this shouting is just to drown out the reality that we ourselves each fall short not only of the glory of God but our own standard of self-righteousnes.
Sometimes its paralyzing, even to a front row subscriber at the New York Philharmonic.