That’s not the way it is: How the media misleads on stem cell research

Josh Brahm, who works with Right to Life of Central California, has written a devastating analysis of 9 Things The Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story. While this is an issue we’ve visited here, it is educational to see names named and sources cited to clearly demonstrate what we’re talking about. As I’ve said before, there is either a laziness or a willful intention to deceive by media members that is going on with the issue of stem cell research. While some of the media offenders in Josh’s analysis are in his immediate area in California, there are still plenty of national news media organizations who are guilty of misreporting the issue.

I would highly recommend not only reading Josh’s excellent work yourself but helping those around you understand it better as well. The media, for the most part, is not helping in this matter and, in fact, is making it worse by doing shoddy work.

The Gospel is a big deal — and getting bigger

These are good words to remember as Easter approaches and we think about the magnitude of what Christ did for us and does for us when we trust him with our lives. This is what John Piper is exhorting his family with, and I want to remember in my life as well:

Our temptation is to think that the gospel is for beginners and then we go on to greater things. But the real challenge is to see the gospel as the greatest thing—and getting greater all the time.

The Gospel gets bigger when, in your heart,

             * grace gets bigger;

     * Christ gets greater;

    * his death gets more wonderful;

    * his resurrection gets more astonishing;

    * the work of the Spirit gets mightier;

    * the power of the gospel gets more pervasive;

    * its global extent gets wider;

    * your own sin gets uglier;

    * the devil gets more evil;

    * the gospel’s roots in eternity go deeper;

    * its connections with everything in the Bible and in the world get stronger;

    * and the magnitude of its celebration in eternity gets louder.