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  • Ryan shared from A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly M. Kapic
    One great danger of idols is that we try to fill our souls with what cannot satisfy, and then in our loneliness, questions and despair we wonder where God is. We were created for fellowship with God, and apart from that communion we are lost.
  • Ryan shared from The Explicit Gospel (Re:Lit) by Matt Chandler
    While we lament the apparent injustice of pain and suffering, how often do we forget that every good thing in a fallen world is wholly a gift of God’s mercy and grace?
    Note: Every good thing in the fallen wold is a gift of Gods mercy
  • Ryan shared from Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
    If I am angry because God has been dishonored and that vexes me, I am probably experiencing righteous anger. If my anger is the garden variety, “I can’t believe you’re doing this to me, who do you think you are, you little brat,” it is probably unrighteous anger.  That kind of anger will muddy the waters of discipline.
    Note: Righteous & unrighteous anger in disciplining your children.
  • Ryan shared from From the Garden to the City by John Dyer
    We also use our idols, especially our technological ones, as a means of distraction. When we find something that offers us temporary relief from the curse of sin, instead of allowing its shortcomings to make us long for our Savior, we allow the technology to distract us from our obvious need of a savior.
    Note: How we use technology as a temp relief from the effects of sin...
  • Ryan shared from From the Garden to the City by John Dyer
    We use our idols fundamentally as a way of meeting our needs apart from God, and this is our greatest temptation with technology—to use it as a substitute for God.
    Note: On God, technology, & our idols...