I've been eagerly awaiting Dustin Kensrue's new release. He's the frontman for Thrice and the former worship leader at Mars Hill. Wanted to share it with you. This dude's music is sharp and original. His lyrics compliment it perfectly with depth and turns of phrase that will carry his fire right into your imagination. Buy it on iTunes or Amazon or stream it on Pandora.
We were not merely introduced into a temporary suspension of condemnation through Christ. We were introduced into an ongoing persistent love. We were introduced into a world where we are persistently loved despite our malicious selfishness over and over and over. It isn’t magic or correct theology or even Holy Spirit-bred resolve which transforms us. It is this enormous passionate endless persistent affection for us which keeps loving us when we keep failing which transforms us. It is a love which isn’t conditional upon our transformation which transforms us. It is God’s love for us which is poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Through His grace He keeps beaming infinite sacrificial love at us quite apart from the question of how much we deserve it.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death. This post on Justin Taylor's blog is fascinating as it details, mostly in photos and sketches, the day Lincoln was murdered.