- Apparently the early church was serious about concerted times of prayer, times when normal and good activities would be set aside so the people could focus on prayer. I wonder what would happen today in most churches if the pastors called for sexual abstinence so that husbands and wives could concentrate on prayer for, let’s say, God revealing sin in their hearts, or training their hearts to hurt for the things that hurt God’s heart such as the plight of widows and orphans, for reassessing our priorities, or perhaps just times of extended prayer in worship and adoration of our beautiful God?
Kevin DeYoung explains who "the least of these" are in Mt. 25. Here's a hint: they're not the poor in general- they're Christians. I've been convinced of this interpretation for some time now myself.
Dan Phillips is one of the best pure writers I know of in Christian blogging. So whether you tend to agree with him or not, you should probably go read his advice on blogging. Really good stuff.