Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Is My Wife's Job Harder Than Mine?

I'm not in ministry, but I think this is true with my job and my wife's looking after a small child: Is My Wife's Job Harder Than Mine? | Challies Dot Com:
There was one thing C.J. said that generated a fair bit of discussion between the two of us. When talking about Carolyn, especially in the days when she was a stay-at-home mom with several young children in her care, C.J. said how he often commended her because her job is harder than his. He made this point stand out—Husbands, your role in life is easier than your wife’s and you ought to make sure she knows this. This is not an original sentiment; I can’t count how many men I’ve heard say this to their wives or how often I’ve read people commending this kind of statement: “My job is easy compared to hers.”

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Koinonia: Except for Adultery - Matt 5:32

Obvious, but a good point: Koinonia: Except for Adultery - Matt 5:32 (Monday with Mounce 159):

First of all, if someone claims that the Greek says something that none of the translations say, dismiss their idea and walk away. Perhaps if they are commentary writers or scholars, their argument might have some validity; but I am always suspect of someone who bases their interpretation on any basis that you are not able to check. An appeal to the Greek can be this type of baseless appeal.

Community Group Training

Nice, free training resources for Bible study leader: Community Group Training | Mars Hill Church:
It’s people living life together and helping one another throughout our cities to serve our cities. Each week, thousands of people meet in hundreds of small communities to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. We call these Community Groups—and they’re the heart of our church.

New City Catechism

This looks alright, one question a week and there is a kids version as well: New City Catechism:

catechetical instruction is less individualistic and more communal. Parents can catechize their children. Church leaders can catechize new members with shorter catechisms and new leaders with more extensive ones. Because of the richness of the material, catechetical questions and answers may be integrated into corporate worship itself, where the church as a body can confess their faith and respond to God with praise.

Friday, October 19, 2012

How to lead young men

The Resurgence are good at building up men. Here is a good article on that: How to lead young men | The Resurgence:
"The first step toward fruitfulness in a young man’s life is that he needs to realize that he is not meant to live life for himself, but for God. Bringing young men to that place needs to be a priority in church, especially when the world preaches the opposite message. Here are some insights on how to lead young men toward being selfless lovers of God (Eph. 5:1–2)."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Conversion Talks for 9Marks at Southeastern

More free talks: Conversion Talks for 9Marks at Southeastern | 9Marks:
"If you had not heard elsewhere, I wanted to make sure you saw that the 9Marks at Southern Seminary talks are now online. "

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Bible for Bloggers

A long post, but it has some good points for people who blog:  The Bible for Bloggers - The Gospel Coalition:
I hope the following discussion of biblical principles will make all of us who engage in internet communication more conscious of applicable biblical principles---and also a bit more reflective before hitting the "post" button.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Top Ten Arguments against God

This looks to be a good series: Top Ten Arguments against God: #10 (Jeff Cook):
This post begins a set of two Top 10 lists: for and against God-belief. I write these lists as a theist, as one who believes in God (though that may change by the end), and the arguments below are the ones from which I feel the most pull and seem to capture the rationality for rejecting God belief best.

Audio And Video Now Available — 2012 Fall Conference

More free audio, but you have to stream it: Audio And Video Now Available — 2012 Fall Conference by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
We are now pleased to announce that the audio and video from each session is available either to purchase or stream for free

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ESV New Testament - English Standard Version (Dramatized): Bible: MP3 Downloads

Free stuff is good: ESV New Testament - English Standard Version (Dramatized): Bible: MP3 Downloads:
ESV New Testament - English Standard Version (Dramatized)

Is this the best way for Church to 'sell' Jesus? Angry worshippers hit out at Christmas poster campaign

This seems like something out of the movie Dogma. Click also to see the poster: Is this the best way for Church to 'sell' Jesus? Angry worshippers hit out at Christmas poster campaign | Mail Online:
But a Church of England-backed campaign to raise awareness of Jesus Christ – by portraying him as a toy doll – seems to be trying to spread the word just a little too hard.