Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Is Christ "Just Another Theme" in the Old Testament?

Here is my brother, Dr. Scott Redd, pulled aside to discuss briefly with the Gospel Coalition how we can correctly understand Christ in the Old Testament. (Seven minutes so just short-enough for carpool line!)

I am not biased, right? But I think this may be enlightening and encouraging as one starting point for those who want to make sure they see Christ in the Old Testament without falling into the mistake of wrongly allegorizing every narrative and event.

Here is the 7-minute video


Here is an article:


Friday, February 21, 2014


Here is a video you may have seen going around, perhaps back during the Gosnell trial. (Warning: graphic clinical descriptions and some tragic pictures in the sidebar of the YouTube clip.)

First of all, the clinical discussion of what goes on in a late term abortion is the best argument against it.

(And for the record, let's hope the person who posted this "literally" did believe what she saw and heard, or she wouldn't have posted it, right?)

Second of all, in this scenario, the white male government "suits" stick up for the rights of little babies, while the educated young doctor and bespectacled grandma-type want to make sure you personally aren't "tortured" over the fact that your mutilated, born-alive, aborted baby may be left to die on a table.

We must be shrewd. Evil does not often look evil. It does not always look like Lord Voldemort or even like  Hollywood's tired stereotypes. Evil is good at being beguiling; it can seem like the kindly, warm, and gentle option. It is very interested in "killing you softly."

As C.S. Lewis once wrote, addressing things in his day and age:

The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.

Local Giving Opportunity

Dear friends,

I think most of the readers of this blog are out of state family and friends, but for those of you who may be reading and are local to North Texas:

My son's Christian school (affordable classical education, link below) is raising money to help fund their baseball program. Will has enjoyed being on this team, and we are impressed by the coach's determination not only to build athletic skills but to build character and leadership in these young men. (And Will has also learned a lot about baseball.)

If you are interested in contributing $20 to help this team's program, I can send you a coupon book that has some useful coupons for places like Dickeys at 121/Custer, Sport Clips at 121/Custer, Denny's in McKinney, Gatti Town in Frisco, The Purple Cow (all locations), and more.

A little bit goes a long way with a small program like ours.

If you are interested, e-mail me at annechamb@yahoo.com.

Link to Coram DeoAcademy

Thank you! Back to our regularly scheduled program.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rosaria Butterfield on Identity

Developing one's identity by consuming "large chunks" of the Bible every day.

"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on this law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree, planted by streams of water..." Psalm 1

Butterfield LINK here

"United with the Risen Jesus"

A conversational and effective commentary on the evangelical and calvinist lurch between legalism and antinomianism, by Dr. Clair Davis.

How are we to live? United with the risen Jesus in "death-and-resurrection," "justification-and-sanctification."

United with the Risen Jesus

Monday, February 10, 2014