Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Reformation Day!

Without the faithfulness of this one man, I might never have heard the pure biblical gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone, through Christ alone we are saved to live for the glory of God alone. Good news indeed! For more on Reformation day check out this site.
Quote of the Day: Francis Schaeffer

“Tell me what the world is saying today and I’ll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years.”

-Francis Schaeffer

In trying to become relevant, we become irrelevant. Truth is always relevant. Because God exists, God reigns, Jesus died and rose again and will come again to judge the living and the dead, expositing the Bible in the power of the Spirit is the most relevant thing we can do on earth.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Princeton Professor's Analysis of Obama's Abortion Extremism

Check out this well written, logically argued, eye opening article written by Robert P. George (Harvard Law School (JD), Harvard Divinity School (MTS), and New College, Oxford (DPhil), McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, here.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Abortion: The Hidden Holocaust

Check out this powerful video below. What are we Canadians doing to stop this violence against our most vulnerable and defenseless children?


Saturday, October 18, 2008

God Calls Us to an Unfashionable Life

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian (grandson of Billy Graham and one of my favorite bloggers) describes his new book Unfashionable in the short clip below:

Having a Hard Time Getting Through the Bible Each Year?

Here is some good advice that Justin Taylor posted on his blog (see especially the last part):

In listening to an old lecture recently by J. I. Packer, he made the comment that it was not until after the 17th century (as far as he could tell) that people started doing silent prayers and reading as opposed to praying and reading out loud.

For most evangelicals, silence represents the vast majority of our reading and praying. But I wonder if that's to our detriment. One of the great enemies to Bible reading and praying is a wandering mind--and one of the great ways to make your mind wander is to do everything in your mind without involving your voice and ears!

. . . Here's something else to consider: the entire Bible on audio is usually about 75 hours (or 4500 minutes). If you commute to work 5 days a week, that's about 260 days a year. And if it takes you, say, 17 minutes to commute each way to work--and if you listen to the Bible on audio during your drive each way--you'll get through the entire Bible twice in a year.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Religion and the Gospel

This comparison chart shows the difference.

Which one characterizes you?

HT: Reformissionary
Tim Keller: Interview with the Washington Post

Take a few minutes to watch this short video below. It is very good.

HT: Tullian

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fitting In Vs. Being Despised

Check out this very thoughtful post here.

HT: Tullian

Friday, October 10, 2008

Five Trends in the Church Today by D.A. Carson

Check out the notes for this talk here.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

My Dream Chair

Check this out!


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Look Who's Irrational Now!

“”What Americans Really Believe,” a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians.” Check it out here.

HT: Challies
Dr. Ortlund on Preaching

Dr. Raymond Ortlund Jr., pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN, gave the 2008 Mullins Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:
HT: Justin Taylor