Thursday, July 31, 2014
Peter Mead warns against preaching flat.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Good news, indeed
Royce Ogle: "The gospel, or 'good news,' about Christ is very, very good news because the truth about human beings without Him is so horribly bad."
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Burdens in discipleship
Jeff Weddle shares a few biblical thoughts on burdens.
The need to preach on body image
Monday, July 21, 2014
A taste for the Word
Preacher, do you approach Bible study like a starving chef?
Wisdom in discipleship
Jonathan Leeman offers some sound advice on when you should not submit to a church.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Knowing when to let your hair down
Craig Keener's blog insights on biblical texts are always insightful. His latest is on Proverbs 23:7.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
On spiritual experiences
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Conceived in sin
Here's one of the most fascinating, short articles I've read in a while: Jeff Weddle's interpretation of Ps. 51:5.
Christ or me?
Thanks to Darryl Dash for passing along this link: The Great Commission Means Sharing Christ’s Story, Not Yours.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Yes, it realliy does exist: Post-Preaching Stress Disorder.
Grace and truth
Parse has a valuable article this week on codependency and true service.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Excellent Romans overview
NT scholar Craig Keener has written the best brief overview of Romans I've ever seen. I shows the unity and cohesiveness of each of the letter's parts and makes the whole work easier to understand.
Friday, July 11, 2014
No creed but the Bible?
Scot McKnight, considering a recent book by Carl Trueman, asks if the Bible is really the only creed for Christians (HT). I don't agree with all the conclusions either man makes, but I'm pretty sure of this: the church ignores or grazes over the question at our peril.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
So much change, so little time
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Awake at the wheel?
Jeff Weddle looks at the NT"s three calls to wake up and draws some conclusions:
Life isn’t that exciting; it’s mostly just humdrum routine. It gets old. Nothing exciting to rally the troops.
That’s why lots of Christians obsess over the news and do boycotts and post weird things on Facebook to engender outrage, or at the least emotion of some sort.
It’s easier to spur emotions like hatred and anger than it is to stir up love and compassion.Yep. Or a hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Darryl Dash's latest collection of weekly links is worth a look.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Christian, would you name your son Lucifer? Some early Christians did (NB: their sons, not yours).
Monday, July 07, 2014
Moral revolution at warp speed
In an essay at 9Marks, Albert Mohler really nails the current moral climate in the United States with this opening:
Western society is currently experiencing what can only be described as a moral revolution. Our society’s moral code and collective ethical evaluation on a particular issue has undergone not small adjustments but a complete reversal. That which was once condemned is now celebrated, and the refusal to celebrate is now condemned.
What makes the current moral and sexual revolution so different from previous moral revolutions is that it is taking place at an utterly unprecedented velocity. Previous generations experienced moral revolutions over decades, even centuries. This current revolution is happening at warp speed.That's sad but true, and well stated. And the rest of Dr. Mohler's essay is equally as strong.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Persecution in perspective
This article from Persecution Blog is eye-opening: a woman executed for religious dissent in Massachusetts.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Jeff Weddle explains Three Ways Concordances Have Warped Christian Doctrine.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
On Petrine apologetics
Glenn Scrivner has posted an exposition of 1 Peter 3:15 and how it relates to apologetics.