Around Cyberspace (3/28)
Did God Die On the Cross? – An attempt to answer an interesting theological question. There are at least two hymns— “And Can It Be” is referred to in the post— that reflect on God dying on the cross. Is that theologically accurate? “We should shrink in horror from the idea that God actually died on the cross. The atonement was made by the human nature of Christ. . . . It’s the God-man Who dies, but death is something that is experienced only by the human nature, because the divine nature isn’t capable of experiencing death.”
Is Lucifer such a bad guy after all? - Of all the names ascribed to Satan, should Lucifer be one of them? Daniel B. Wallace argues from the text of scripture that Lucifer is not an apt moniker for Satan: “… Lucifer is not such a bad guy after all because Lucifer is not Satan.”
Your Church and Your Life Planning – This is an interesting application of Philippians 2:4 that considers how the local church should affect where you live and work: “Must a Christian move close to other members of his or her church? No, the Bible doesn’t command this. We’re free in Christ to live wherever we want. But this is one concrete way to love your church — to consider others better than yourself and look to their interests.”
Church Fakes Teens’ Kidnapping Using Real Gun – “A southeastern Pennsylvania church subjected members of a youth group to a mock kidnapping and interrogations without telling them it was staged, and the outraged mother of one 14-year-old girl has filed a complaint with police.” Maybe not the best methodology for youth ministries.
Interesting card trick that should make you cry (HT):