Monthly Archives for January 2007
After 2 years of faithful, daily service, providing my ears with a storehouse of sermons, lectures, interviews, podcasts, and some music–my ipod has breathed its last. This sudden death occured yesterday at 12:34pm. Looking back I now see that there … Continue reading
As long as you read it with a gospel-centric understanding of human nature and personality, Buckingham & Clifton’s Now, Discover Your Strengths is a helpful exploration of personality, strengths, and talent. I enjoyed this book. I’ve enjoyed how this book … Continue reading
In Christian repentance we do not ‘take our sins’ to Mt. Sinai, but to Mt. Calvary. Sinai represents only the law of God, and makes us fear God will reject us. But Calvary represents both the law of God and … Continue reading
I just came across the National New Church Conference podcast. It looks pretty good. If you’re looking for a new podcast to subscribe to, one that deals with the importance of planting new churches, this is worth checking out.
The study guide that I wrote on Philippians has now been printed, bound, and put to use by my church. Last week we dove into Study #1 of this guide, exploring how the gospel message that Paul first preached at … Continue reading
I recently finished listening to this great set of lectures by Alister McGrath (professor of historical theology at Oxford) on how to use literature to explain and defend the gospel. With his intelligent sounding British accent, McGrath does a great … Continue reading
Like I was saying, season 6 of 24 is proving ripe with gospel illustrations (sacrifice, substitution, atonement, the need for a savior, etc.). Season 6 is also demonstrating, yet again, that Jack Bauer can go long periods of time without … Continue reading
As promised, if you decide to contribute to the intelligence of this blog by buying me a book from my Wishlist, I will read that book. The first book that a blog reader sent me via this wishlist is Shepherds … Continue reading
Do you have questions about baptism? If so, you’ll probably get several of your questions answered through reading Justin Taylor’s excellent interview with Tom Schreiner on baptism.
“The U.S. gross national product would probably rise by $50 billion if the icon and sound that notifies people of new e-mail suddenly disappear…” Read more about how our time saving technology isn’t saving us time.