Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Gospel Coalition Workshops

The workshops are now online.

Two of the workshops are available in video (as well as audio):
The rest of the sessions are available in audio only:
Three of the sessions had corrupt audio, and the files are being worked on. It may be some time, however, before they become available:
  • Michael Bullmore, "The Functional Centrality of the Gospel"
  • Tim Savage, "Power in Weakness: The Heart of Gospel Ministry"
  • Scotty Smith, "A Biblical Theology of Worship: On Preference and Other Matters"
HT: Justin Taylor

Friday, April 24, 2009

Youth Ministry Rock Stars!

This video speaks for itself:

Ignatius from travis hawkins on Vimeo.

HT: Kerux

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On the City

Get this for your church community. You won't regret it.

For those on email, you will have to go to my blog.
The Office Musical

HT: Cawley

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Witness to the Power of the Gospel

Kathy Ireland shares her story here.

HT: Ray Ortlund

Friday, April 17, 2009

Move In Conference

Porn Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography and Masturbation

This book by Mark Driscoll I have found to be very helpful. It is the best modern book on this subject that I know of. It is a courageous book that speaks very powerfully to issues of lust, masturbation, and pornography. I think that this is the major issue that is keeping men from being the spiritual leaders that God would have them be. If you are a male I highly recommend you read it and give it to others that you know. It is available for free to read online, or to print out or email as a PDF. There is also an option of buying copies at a cheap price. I have bought some and given them out to friends and have received very positive feedback.

Update: Mark Driscoll's scriptural support in this book for oral sex from the Song of Songs is weak. See John MacArthur's four part series called:
Calvin on Pride

"And let it be understood that, by his being made of earth and clay, a restraint was laid upon pride; since nothing is more absurd than for creatures to glory in their excellence who not only inhabit a cottage of clay but who are themselves composed partly of dust and ashes"

John Calvin, On the Christian Faith (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1957), 37.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Schreiner, Seifrid, and Vickers Assess Piper-Wright Debate

Yesterday, Tom Schreiner, Mark Seifrid, Brian Vickers, and Denny Burk had a conversation with the students of Boyce College about Paul’s doctrine of justification. In particular, they discussed Tom Wright’s new book Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, which is largely a response to John Piper’s 2007 book The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright. For more info and to listen to the audio, go here.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Videos

One video discusses what Easter Is and one discusses the historical reliability of Jesus' resurrection.

THAT'S EASTER Life to Death from St Helen’s Church on Vimeo.

THAT'S EASTER Death to Life from St Helen’s Church on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Does Satan Exist? A Debate Between Mark Driscoll, Deepak Chopra and Others

I have really enjoyed listening to this debate featuring Pastor Mark Driscoll, founding pastor, Mars Hill Church, and Annie Lobert, executive director of “Hookers for Jesus” for the existence of Satan versus Dr. Deepak Chopra and liberal pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson against the existence of Satan. Go here to view the debate.
Does the God of Christianity Exist and What Difference Does it Make? A Debate

I have enjoyed listening to this debate between Christopher Hitchens, Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Douglas Wilson and Jim Denison.

Tim Keller on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

If viewing by email, you may have to go to my blog.

HT: Denny Burk

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Need Help With Your Prayer Life?

Let these books (besides the Psalms) serve as inspiration and fuel for your your own prayers:

The Book of Common Prayer 1552 Edition (Evangelical)

The Pastor in Prayer by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett

Friday, April 03, 2009

Collision Movie: The Debate Between Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson

I am looking forward to when this movie comes out. Check out a couple previews below (if viewing by email you will have to go to my website):

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Something Random...