Friday, March 05, 2010


I went on an adventure with a friend yesterday—to an Ikea store. What fun! It even had a cafeteria for shoppers and a playroom for children. I felt like I was in a big box store, European style. I bought lots of fun stuff. Unfortunately, a lot of it is made in China, and we all know how I feel about that. I didn't think I'd like the minimalist aesthetic, but I forgot that I admire Stickley and there are some similarities.

I am watching a compellingly bad movie from 1960 called The Crowded Sky. It’s the prequel to Airplane, which was intentionally bad for humorous effect.

The real point of this post is that I may become the local defender of John Calvin. Quote for the day: ‘For by numerous clear testimonies of the prophets we shall confirm the truth that all those blessings which the Lord has ever given or promised to his people arose solely out of his goodness and kindness.” That is really what he is writing about for all 1500 pages plus of The Institutes—God’s goodness and kindness to undeserving people. If we are really undeserving, and really believe, the need for prevenient grace will be no surprise and the reception of it will knock the top of our heads off for joy.

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