Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #7]

Greece RiotsThis week last year the world’s attention was focused on the political unrest in the nation of Greece.

Many Greek cities, including Athens, were rocked with violent protests as the Greek government debated and prepared to enact financial austerity measures that many viewed as too severe.

During the 7th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • Book Review: Look Straight Ahead – The Internet and other forms of modern technology has opened up a Pandora’s Box of licentiousness that many believer’s are struggling with today. In his book, Look Straight Ahead, author Sam Thorpe, Jr. deals with this issue in a straight forward manner.
  • In Jottings – Love Those Who Demonize You Eric Metaxas reminds us of our Biblical mandate to love those who hate us. The post also includes video of Eric Metaxas speaking at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast. Both President Obama and Vice President Biden were in the audience during Eric’s address. Don’t miss this fascinating video.
  • Brother Keith Keyser’s post, The Lord’s Gracious Work of Restoration, explores our Lord’s deep compassion and care for His saints– even during times of failure. Interestingly the post also features on of the post popular picture to ever appear on Digital Sojourner that features a butterfly and the verse 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Enjoy this flashback to 2012 week #7 on Digital Sojourner!

 

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Jottings – Of Mind and Character

Jottings

The content of a man’s mind is the index of his character.

William MacDonald as quoted by Sam Thorpe Jr., in Look Straight Ahead – A Call To Men For Moral Purity, Port Colborne, ON: Everyday Publications, Inc., p. 78.

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Jottings – Who Are You?

Jottings

You are not what you think you are; but what you think, you are.

Alfred P. Gibbs as quoted by Sam Thorpe Jr., in Look Straight Ahead – A Call To Men For Moral Purity, Port Colborne, ON: Everyday Publications, Inc., p. 78.

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Book Review: Look Straight Ahead

Look Straight Ahead - A Call To Men For Moral Purity

People face many temptations, especially in the area of moral purity. One of the most appealing lures to the fallen flesh is sexual lust. Pornography has become increasingly brazen, readily visible to the unguarded eye of one who is not even seeking it. It has become one of the most successful weapons against the child of God. Our church families are plagued with failed marriages as the enemy has rushed in to ruin the testimony of the saints. There has been casualties among public leaders, the last to be suspected of such moral sin. This all-too-common tragedy has burdened my heart to exhort and encourage men, in particular, to echo the plea of the psalmist as he stood before his Lord and cried out, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me,” Psalm 51:10

This is a quote from the introduction to the book Look Straight Ahead – A Call To Men For Moral Purity written by Sam Thorpe, Jr. and published by Everyday Publications of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. The book is a heart felt plea to the men of the church to intentionally live a life of moral purity. This is a timely book, dealing with a major issue in the church that few others are willing to address.

The author rightly recognizes the sin of pornography as a powerful

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Jottings – Evil Thinking

Jottings

Evil thinking is like soaking rags in petrol; when a spark comes, they are ablaze.

Sam Thorpe Jr., Look Straight Ahead – A Call To Men For Moral Purity, Port Colborne, ON: Everyday Publications, Inc., p. 76.

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