Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap

A good video that is an overview of Desiring God and also a good example on how to ask for financial support: Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap | Desiring God:

"Can twenty years of ever-sharpening focus, ten thousand resources, and the heart of Christian Hedonism be summed up in three minutes?"

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mom Enough (New Book)

Another free book from Desiring God: Mom Enough (New Book) | Desiring God:

Our new book cuts through the nonsense of competitive mothering.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inerrancy Timeline

A timeline of quotes throughout history on inerrancy: Inerrancy Timeline:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Free advent book by John Piper: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy | Desiring God:

These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

KJV study bible free resource

Nice free snippet of a few full books of this study Bible: Sample |:

"View Hosea, Jonah, Ephesians, and the Letters of John in the download below, along with corresponding articles on God’s Mercy, Spiritual Warfare, and World Missions."

3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study

Some good points in here: 3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | TGC | The Gospel Coalition:

"When it comes to Bible study, many Christians seem to think that knowing Greek is like a magic bullet that will unlock all the secrets of biblical meaning. I once thought this, and then I began studying Greek. "

Friday, October 31, 2014

How to Read Both Sides of the Bible

Not a bad method for reading the Bible: How to Read Both Sides of the Bible:

Does Multi-Site Discourage Leadership Development?

I never understood this argument, imagin if their was a whole new preacher on each campus, then you would have 52 slots per service per year, not just 14: Does Multi-Site Discourage Leadership Development? | J.D. GREEAR:

"Multisite provides an enormously greater amount of preaching and teaching opportunities, too. On average, I preach about 38 weekends a year, which I would say is on the average to low side of senior pastors. That leaves 14 slots for other pastors and elders to preach. That is, if we were at one location. By having our congregation gathering in 9 sites, that translates into 126 spots. When other pastors preach, they typically decide together on a central passage, and then we work together on coming up with the points and outline. It’s been an incredible way to raise up a lot of new preachers and teachers and give them on the job training."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The State of Theology

Dispite what anyone says, this paper shows that America is still living in Christendom, you wouldn't get these results in Australia or Eurpoe: The State of Theology

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Multi-Site Or ‘One-Service-Only?’ A Question of Evangelistic Faithfulness

Greear has some interesting ideas on multi-site churches. I still think it shows a lack of trust in makring whole new church's and not just making more of your own: Multi-Site Or ‘One-Service-Only?’ A Question of Evangelistic Faithfulness | J.D. GREEAR:

"To that end we’ll ask (and answer) four questions: 1. Is multi-site evangelistically effective? 2. Is multi-site a biblically sound model? 3. Is multi-site pastorally helpful? 4. Does multi-site encourage or discourage leadership development?

Today’s issue: evangelism."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle

Interesting, we will see in time if other academics also agree:Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle:

"Many tests and analysis have been realized over the last weeks to determine the authenticity of the manuscript. The composition of the parchment and ink, the literary style and handwriting have all been carefully scrutinized and were considered to be entirely legitimate. The dating analysis also revealed that the sheepskin parchment on which the text is written, does indeed date from the 1st century of this era, more precisely from between 20-45 AD."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

hebrews12 mountains

A comparison of two mountains: hebrews12.png 

The Ten Commandments For Using Modern Media

I should probably remember these: The Ten Commandments For Using Modern Media | Challies Dot Com:

"Susan Maushart has instituted “The Ten Commandments For Using Modern Media.” Here they are"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Twenty-Two Problems with Multi-site Churches

I agree with this list: Twenty-Two Problems with Multi-site Churches | 9Marks:

"I hope this list will be viewed simply as an invitation to continue reasoning together over the multi-site model, not as a line-drawing exercise between brothers and sisters in the faith."

Friday, October 10, 2014

Why We Neglect Our Bibles

Points under reason 2 are very good: Why We Neglect Our Bibles | Desiring God:

This is another very common struggle Bible readers face, and this question came from a mom with young kids who feels like there’s no time in the day for clear-headed, uninterrupted time in Scripture. In response, Pastor John turned the tables to address the husband’s role in serving his wife, and offered these six bits of counsel.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lambeth Conference cancelled

Probably not a good sign for the Anglican church: Lambeth Conference cancelled | Anglican Ink 2014 ©:

The 2018 Lambeth Conference has been cancelled. The precarious state of the Anglican Communion has led the Archbishop of Canterbury to postpone indefinitely the every ten year meeting of the bishops of the Anglican Communion.

Look at the Book

Looks like a good resource: Look at the Book | Desiring God:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blessed Are The Merciful

A nice Gospel presentation for Christians to act and not absorb knowledge: Blessed Are The Merciful - YouTube:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The worst media Christian bashing this year?

I didn't read the original Herald article: The worst media Christian bashing this year?:

The Dean is saying Christianity is right about who Jesus is, among other things, and Islam has it wrong. In fact the sentence quoted above, “It’s time to face the truth that Islam itself is part to blame” finishes “and to help our fellow Australians, especially those from Islamic background, to understand that Islam is false.”
To a Christian minister wanting to help Muslims discover the real Jesus as God and Saviour, this should not be news. That it has become news is news.  
...Phillip Jensen has spent his life being politically incorrect but there’s no excuse for the Herald.

The New Atheists: A House Divided

Interesting read, but lets not forget that Christians also eat their own: The New Atheists: A House Divided | Uncommon Descent:

The rift between P.Z. Myers and Richard Dawkins is now official. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How An App Revitalized My Prayer Life

A good plug for a good app: How An App Revitalized My Prayer Life | Challies Dot Com:

"I say it without hyperbole: PrayerMate revitalized my prayer life. "

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Over 125 Free eBooks Listed Alphabetically by Author

Some could be worth while reading: Over 125 Free eBooks Listed Alphabetically by Author | Monergism:

"We believe the Church should have open access to Scripturally/Theologically sound edifying Christian literature and that one need not be held back from having a significant Christian library because of cost. "

Friday, September 5, 2014

Consecration of Anglican bishop to take place in Rocky

I took a subject taught by David at St Marks, he seemed like a great guy: Consecration of Anglican bishop to take place in Rocky | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin:

"Rev Robinson was born in the UK and emigrated to Adelaide in 1970.
He then worked with the South Australian government in water management for several years.

He moved to Canberra in 1991 to study at St Mark's National Theological Centre.

Ordained in 1994, he has served in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Gundagai, Kooringal and Curtin."

Faith Hacking: The Swedish Method

Putting this here for future reference: Faith Hacking: The Swedish Method | Challies Dot Com:

"I want to tell you about just one way I have found to read the Bible with others. It is called “The Swedish Method” and is explained in an old issue of Matthias Media’s magazine The Briefing."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Spiritual Abuse in the Church’s System

I'm not a fan of gag orders: Spiritual Abuse in the Church’s System:

"I’ll tell you when I think the system is corrupt: when Christian people sign severance packages that require silence. Those in power are buying protection; those signing are compromising integrity. The following post grabs the main points in a longer post by Jennifer LeClaire, and her points are worthy of some conversation:"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The bizarre – and costly – cult of Richard Dawkins

I'm not sure this really needs any more comment from me: The bizarre – and costly – cult of Richard Dawkins » The Spectator:

"The website suggests that donations of up to $500,000 a year will be accepted for the privilege of eating with him once a year: at this level of contribution you become a member of something called ‘The Magic of Reality Circle’. I don’t think any irony is intended.

At this point it is obvious to everyone except the participants that what we have here is a religion without the good bits."

Monday, August 18, 2014

No High Like the Most High!

Yes, there is a difference: No High Like the Most High! |:

"“I value the Bible highly” does not have the same semantic range as “I read the Bible accurately.” Someone who believed that the book of Romans is actually a coded numerological message from aliens might have a very high view of the book, meaning that he did not think about anything else, but having this “high” view is not the same thing as knowing anything about it."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Like a Fist |

Doug's first point is good: Like a Fist |:

"There truly are evil men in the world, and this is what imprecatory psalms were made for. This is why we have them. There are men who will grin for the camera over the prospect of beheading Christian children, and our response to them should be to pray the words of God back to Him.

“Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord” (Ps. 58:6).

“Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: Seek out his wickedness till thou find none” (Ps. 10:15)."

Monday, August 11, 2014

How you can help N. Iraq right now

Its good to see our Bishop doing things like this: How you can help N. Iraq right now : Anglican Church League, Sydney, Australia:

"From Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn:
Dear Friends and colleagues,
Having read my letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, a great many people are asking how they might take action."

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Not Our Problem: Why Collectively Ignoring Mark Driscoll Isn't an Option

Agreed: Not Our Problem: Why Collectively Ignoring Mark Driscoll Isn't an Option - Christ and Pop Culture:

"What must follow is accountability and general tough love, because Mark Driscoll isn’t the only human being in the picture here. His ministry affects the lives of several hundreds directly and millions only slightly less directly. Most importantly: as a pastor of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is held to a higher standard, a standard which he has managed to systematically lower over time."

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Left Behind Official Trailer (2013) Nicolas Cage

Oh no: Left Behind Official Trailer (2013) Nicolas Cage, Thriller HD - YouTube:


While Lewis did warn about the public apology and the meaning behind it, I think this is a good move: AN APOLOGY TO THOSE HURT BY THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CANBERRA… · News · Canberra and Goulburn Anglican Community:

"These services will include a public apology by the Right Reverend Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. The public apology is as follows:"

Monday, August 4, 2014

Church Discipline and Life

A reminder about the practice of Church discipline: Church Discipline and Life |:

"A church that does not or cannot discipline errant members of the congregation is a church with AIDS. It has no means of fighting off infections—whether those infections are moral or doctrinal or both. The infections can be in the heart or the head, but the church has to be able to deal with them."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Genesis Chapters 12-50 - YouTube

These guys are making good videos: Genesis Chapters 12-50 - YouTube:

Amending the Wording of Doctrinal Distinctive #4

Acts 29 changes their complementarian point (their position hasn't changed, just the wording) Acts 29 Network >:

"In not using the term headship in the headline, we are not diminishing its importance. We are simply trying to capture what that term describes in language that our culture will better understand."

America’s Udder

Interesting take on immigration. Australian also has its own issues, but not on the scale America has: America’s Udder |:

"If we get our house in order, the message we should have for immigrants, as George Will recently put it, is simply “welcome to America.” If we had a culture that rewarded hard work, risk-taking, entrepreneurship, then the more immigrants the merrier. In other words, immigrants will only turn a state blue if that state is already building a bunch of blue attractions. If the liberals succeed in turning Texas into America’s udder, then we shouldn’t pretend to be surprised at the results. Neither should we think the problem was caused by those who come for what we offer."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you?

Logical Positivism has already been found to be wanting, some just haven't figured it out yet: Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you? | Eleanor Robertson | Comment is free | theguardian.com:

"To him, the humanities are expendable window-dressing, and the consciousness and emotions of his fellow human beings are byproducts of natural selection that frequently hobble his pursuit and dissemination of cold, hard facts. His orientation toward the world is the product of a classic category mistake, but because he’s nestled inside it so snugly he perceives complex concepts outside of his understanding as meaningless dribble. If he can’t see it, then it doesn’t exist, and anyone trying to describe it to him is delusional and possibly dangerous."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anglican leader hopes vote for women bishops won’t prevent ‘full communion’ with Catholic Church

I think there a bigger difference that prevent full communion from happening, like say communion and the Council of Trent quickly come to mind: Anglican leader hopes vote for women bishops won’t prevent ‘full communion’ with Catholic Church | CatholicHerald.co.uk:

In a letter sent to Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he hopes the vote to allow the ordination of women bishops would not prove a stumbling block to future “full communion” between the Anglican and Catholic churches.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Anglicans to fight asset sell-off: Bank demands church repay debts of $25 million | Central Western Dail

But the thing is, the church building isn't as important as the Church: Anglicans to fight asset sell-off: Bank demands church repay debts of $25 million | Central Western Daily:

"However, Bishop Ian Palmer says the church will not go down without a fight and will do all it can to protect its churches."

Monday, July 14, 2014

Introducing TGC Australia

Interesting that Moor College didn't get a mention, even though Sydney is their top city for page views: Introducing TGC Australia | TGC | The Gospel Coalition:

"Following the broad pattern of the original TGC, we have formed a Council drawn from across Australia. Building on existing relational networks, we have drawn together a group of 13 men committed to the TGC Foundation Documents and to one another. Whilst we haven’t tried to ensure that every possible constituency is represented, we have ended up with a real mixture"

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Great Commission for Apologetics

The last point is a good one: The Great Commission for Apologetics | TGC | The Gospel Coalition:

"To sum it up, the Great Commission for Apologetics gives us three commands:

 1. Set apart Christ as Lord in our hearts.

 2. Be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope within you.

 3. Do this with gentleness and respect."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scripture Memory System - Simply Charlotte Mason

This method is almost screaming out for a phone app: Scripture Memory System - Simply Charlotte Mason:

"The instructions and video below outline an easy-to-use system to help your family members develop the habit of memorizing and remembering Scripture. By spending just five or ten minutes a day, you and your children can learn and retain hundreds of verses."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

When My Fashion Accessory Told Me To Take a Hike

This is one more reason why I don't post stuff about my kids: When My Fashion Accessory Told Me To Take a Hike | Challies Dot Com:

"But I see it now: Some of these photos weren’t for you or for them—they were for me. My kids were accessories to me, a way of making me look good in your eyes or making me feel good about myself. I would only share the details of their lives and times that helped me in some way. I was using my kids as a kind of fashion accessory, what the dictionary defines as “a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.” That was it! I was using my kids to somehow make myself more attractive. It was all about me."

The Elton John Version

Doug Wilson talking N.T Wright to task on women's roles in the church: The Elton John Version |:

"“I fully acknowledge that the very different reading I’m going to suggest may sound initially as though I’m simply trying to make things easier, to tailor this bit of Paul to fit our culture” (p. 79). 

Yeah, that’s what it sure seems like, but I really appreciate him saying so."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist

Semantics: R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:

"Now the idea of existence says to exist is to stand out of something. And the idea meant to stand out of being. So that something that exists is something that has one foot in being, and the other foot in becoming, or in non-being. Unless it’s connected somehow to being, it couldn’t be. We wouldn’t be human beings, we would be human becomings. And if it had both feet in being, it couldn’t be a creature. Well the point I’m saying is that we don’t want to think of God like this."

Neo-Puritanism VS Neo-Calvinism (PDF)

Interesting comparison. Carson and Keller are in different columns: Neo-Puritanism VS Neo-Calvinism

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Bible Project

Could become a good resource. They plan on making a short video on each book of the Bible and on some themes in it: The Bible Project:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure

A good unpacking of Romans 8:28 by Piper: Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure | Desiring God:

"In this three-minute video, John Piper continues his series, in partnership with YouVersion, through the Bible’s ten most-highlighted passages."

The Bagpipes of Hard Sovereignty

A good post on unanswered prayer and suffering: The Bagpipes of Hard Sovereignty | Blog & Mablog:

"My emotional distress is not a very good logician. If I am under affliction, that suffering does not give me the right to say, “In a world in which such suffering goes on, I refuse to believe that triangles have three sides.” Well, sorry, that links two things together and it provides us with a poster child of the non sequitur. My suffering cannot undo something that must be."

100 Bible Knowledge Questions

Not a bad little quiz, reminded me a little of the Moore College PTC Intro to the Bible test: 100 Bible Knowledge Questions | TGC:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Children Are Not Looking for Perfect Parents

This is worth remembering: Children Are Not Looking for Perfect Parents by Joel Beeke | Ligonier Ministries Blog:

"They need to see in us an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ, an unconditional love for them, and a strong bond of love for each other as husband and wife. They need to see a mom and dad laboring shoulder to shoulder, of whom the children can say: “My mom and dad hate sin, they love God, and their only hope is in Christ Jesus. They want with all that is within them to live holy and godly lives. I can see it, I can feel it; I know it is true and it is real, and I want to be like them. I want the God of my father and mother to be my God.” In particular, godly modeling should instill in our children the conviction that the Christian life is the way to live and that it brings true joy, true purpose, and true meaning in life, and awaken in them a kind of holy jealousy to want these things for themselves. As our children read the books of our lives, they learn how important God, Christ, the Bible, faith, prayer, and family worship are to us."

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Team

This is mostly for my own benefit so I can come back to this article 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Team | The Resurgence:

1. Conversion
2. Calling
3. Confirmation
4. Character
5. Competency
6. Capacity
7. Chemistry
8. Courage
9. Care

High Mountain Air

These definitions should help: High Mountain Air | Blog & Mablog:

"For many among the contemporary Reformed, a legalist is someone who loves Jesus more than they do, and an antinomian is one who appears to enjoy loving Jesus like that"

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Metaphors Install

Nice quote on preaching: Metaphors Install | Blog & Mablog:

"A lecture may connect a teacher’s notebook with a student’s notebook, but a sermon must connect God’s mind and heart with the mind and heart of the listener. It’s when we penetrate the imagination with metaphors that we assist the listener in ‘putting things together’” (Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching with Imagination, p. 80)."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thankfulness // Helen Berhane - YouTube

This video is worth a watch: Thankfulness // Helen Berhane - YouTube:

"If you were to wake up tomorrow, with only the things you thanked God for today, what would you have?"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Release date announced for ‘Women, Sermons and the Bible’

A book in response to Dickson's book on women giving sermons: Release date announced for ‘Women, Sermons and the Bible’ | The Briefing:

"The collection not only responds to the main arguments of Hearing Her Voice (regarding whether women should give sermons in the regular Sunday gathering), but also bounces off this specific question to consider some larger issues"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Metaphilosophy of Naturalism

Quentin Smith can hardly be called favorable to religion yet he says that God is not dead in philosophy departments. The Metaphilosophy of Naturalism:

If each naturalist who does not specialize in the philosophy of religion (i.e., over ninety-nine percent of naturalists) were locked in a room with theists who do specialize in the philosophy of religion, and if the ensuing debates were refereed by a naturalist who had a specialization in the philosophy of religion, the naturalist referee could at most hope the outcome would be that “no definite conclusion can be drawn regarding the rationality of faith,” although I expect the most probable outcome is that the naturalist, wanting to be a fair and objective referee, would have to conclude that the theists definitely had the upper hand in every single argument or debate.

Sympathy For The Devil

Interesting take on the new Noah movie: Sympathy For The Devil — Dr. Brian Mattson:

The scandal is this: of all the Christian leaders who went to great lengths to endorse this movie (for whatever reasons: “it’s a conversation starter,” “at least Hollywood is doing something on the Bible,” etc.), and all of the Christian leaders who panned it for “not following the Bible”…
Not one of them could identify a blatantly Gnostic subversion of the biblical story when it was right in front of their faces.

I can do all things…

:) Adam4d.com - I can do all things…:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Secret Church: A Great Disciple-Making Tool From David Platt

It is worth checking out their past conferences as well: Secret Church: A Great Disciple-Making Tool From David Platt | multiply:

"This Good Friday, April 18, David Platt will spend 6 hours leading people in studying God’s Word in an annual gathering called Secret Church (inspired by his time with the underground church). This year’s topic, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” will cover a wide range of activities and issues that affect our everyday routines, asking how the gospel impacts it all."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Everything is theological

To take a neutral position on an important issue is a cop out: Adam4d.com - Everything is theological:

How Can I Be Set Free from Pornography?

David Platt reading 10 Bible verses and applying them to porn: How Can I Be Set Free from Pornography? – Justin Taylor

The Gospel At Work Helping Christians Live Their Faith At Their Job

This audio looks good: Raleigh-Durham, NC | The Gospel At Work Helping Christians Live Their Faith At Their Job:

"The Gospel at Work conference will help you think biblically about your work. Speakers including J. D. Greear and Al Mohler will provide practical wisdom on how to approach the challenges you face in the workplace and offer insight into God’s concern for your work."

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why Holidays Are More Christian Than Holy Days

Why Holidays Are More Christian Than Holy Days | Articles | Phillip Jensen:

"There is hardly any more cringe worthy hypocrisy than the politicians talking of supporting “working families”. Their policies are all for work and not at all for families. Why does one of the wealthiest nations in the world and in history need shops open all the time to keep the economy afloat! Somebody is lying somewhere.

Holy Days are not central to Christianity - we can take them or leave them. But holidays (weekly and occasional celebrations) are central to Christianity for they are the Sabbath - the rest God has created for us and they are for relationships especially family and friends celebrating together.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Prophecy Redefined

Since the Strange Fire conference I am beginning to question the different between big A apostle and little a apostle, along with big P prophecy and little p prophecy: Prophecy Redefined:

"Following Grudem, Piper posits a radical discontinuity between prophecy in the two Testaments, as if Old Testament prophecy is infallible and authoritative, while the New Testament gift of prophecy is not. But that bold conclusion is nothing more than a highly questionable inference. However, if such a radical redefinition of this gift had taken place between the Old Testament and New Testament eras, we would be right to expect explicit statements in Scripture to inform us of this change."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Europe Conference Wrap Up

This conference looks like it is worth a listen: Acts 29 Network >:

"Last week, Acts 29 Europe held a conference in London, England. Over 400 men and women from 24 different countries were in attendance. Below is some media from the event."

The Passion Week

Could be of some use to understand the passion week. Doesn't have John's reference to cleansing the temple, and avoids the issue in John about when the Passover actually took place: The-Passion-Week.png (2000×3000)


Quite an interesting timeline. Some thing get more weight that I would have thought. But good nevertheless: New-Calvinism-Timeline.png (980×7539):

Church Discipline: Principles and Reasons

Pretty much a concise summary of a book on Church discipline: Church Discipline: Principles and Reasons – Justin Taylor

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tracing the Line of the Promised Seed

A good clip showing the connection between God's promises in Genesis and Jesus: Tracing the Line of the Promised Seed by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:

Archbishop endorses new PTC course on Vimeo

I've done 9 subjects (I started with the PTC involved 9 subjects, not 6) and I think if you can, you should do some subjects: Archbishop endorses new PTC course on Vimeo

10 Reasons to Avoid Sexual Immorality

A good warning we all need to be reminded of: 10 Reasons to Avoid Sexual Immorality:

"Easy sex will keep you from being wise.

To make this point, Solomon lists ten consequences of sexual immorality in Proverbs 6:24-35. Before reading my list, I urge you to read the passage yourself and see how many consequences you can observe."

10 Surefire Ways to Make Your Kids Hate Family Devotions

A good list, can also be applied to a weekly Bible Study group: 10 Surefire Ways to Make Your Kids Hate Family Devotions | The Resurgence:

"Want to make absolutely sure that your kids loathe family devotions? Here are ten easy ways to make sure they associate family worship with legalism, boredom, and drudgery."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mark Driscoll Addresses Mars Hill Church

After revealing that they gamed the New York best selling list, Driscoll decides to not post on social media for at least this year and is going to less conferences. These decisions were made by himself and agreed upon by his accountability board (who are related to Mars Hill). Is this really a great example of church discipline? Mark Driscoll Addresses Mars Hill Church : religion:

I have also submitted these decisions to the Board of Advisors and Accountability. They have approved of this direction and are 100 percent supportive of these changes. It’s a wonderful thing to have true accountability and not be an independent decision maker regarding my ministry and, most importantly, our church.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Web Stuff Wednesdays

Not a bad analogy for church websites: Web Stuff Wednesdays | Challies Dot Com:

"We have been encouraging churches to think about their websites using these 5 “building” concepts: Cornerstone, Foundation, Floorplan, Exterior, and Entrance. Today, we will be considering the Floorplan."

The Christian Leader in the Digital Age

All means of communication can be used for the Gospel: The Christian Leader in the Digital Age – AlbertMohler.com:

"Christians – and Christian leaders in particular – should be taking advantage of blogs, social media, and every available platform for communicating our message. We should be exercising stewardship in new opportunities to learn, teach, and study online, recognizing that no generation before us had such rich opportunities."

Monday, March 3, 2014

Not Understanding Nothing by Edward Feser

Not a glowing review of Krauss' book: Not Understanding Nothing by Edward Feser | Articles | First Things:

"But Krauss simply can’t see the “difference between arguing in favor of an eternally existing creator versus an eternally existing universe without one.” The difference, as the reader of Aristotle or Aquinas knows, is that the universe changes while the unmoved mover does not, or, as the Neoplatonist can tell you, that the universe is made up of parts while its source is absolutely one; or, as Leibniz could tell you, that the universe is contingent and God absolutely necessary. There is thus a principled reason for regarding God rather than the universe as the terminus of explanation. "

Friday, February 21, 2014

To Be a Christian - An Anglican Catechism

J.I. Packer was the general editor: Anglican Church in North America:

"The Catechesis Task Force is pleased to announce that To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism is now available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.

The Catechism was unanimously approved for use by the College of Bishops on January 8th, 2014."

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Andrew Cameron to head up St Mark’s Theological Centre

As a student there, I think this is a great move: Moore Theological College - Andrew Cameron to head up St Mark’s Theological Centre:

"Dr Andrew Cameron, lecturer in ethics at Moore College since 2002 and Director of the College’s Centre for Christian Living, has been appointed Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, ACT."

Friday, January 24, 2014

41 Years of Roe v Wade

A good clip about abortion in America. It seems (like most things) the one with the strongest resolve will win on this issue: 41 Years of Roe v Wade – Justin Taylor:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Steven Lawson's Impromptu Gospel Presentation by Nathan W. Bingham

Not bad for being impromptu: Steven Lawson's Impromptu Gospel Presentation by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
"Dr. Steven Lawson, a Ligonier Teaching Fellow, was recently interviewed and asked to give an impromptu gospel presentation. Watch below."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Honors, Stats, and Other Trifles

Could be a good way to look at it, as long as it doesn't become an idol (like everything else): Honors, Stats, and Other Trifles | Blog & Mablog:
"He said, “Money is bullets.” The same thing is true of blog traffic, influence, book sales, page ranks, and so on. What we have in our hands we are supposed to use for the advancement of the kingdom."

Friday, January 10, 2014

1 simple way to get kids to love Bible study

Looks like fun: 1 simple way to get kids to love Bible study | The Resurgence:
"It is our job to help mature, train up, correct, and discipline our children. But we would all agree that this can be done too quickly or too harshly. There are times to correct and train our kids, but there are also times to leverage their behavioral ways."

How Mark Dever Passes Out Authority

This is a great list How Mark Dever Passes Out Authority – The Gospel Coalition Blog:
"Here are 20 ways he distributes authority, followed by 10 ways this shapes our church culture. Some apply just to lead pastors; many apply to all of us."

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014

The second half has a good quick overview of the Bible outline and where the books fit in: How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014 – Justin Taylor:
Do you want to read the whole Bible?
The average person reads 200 to 250 words per minute; there are about 775,000 words in the Bible; therefore it takes less than 10 minutes a day to read the whole Bible in a year.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Free Downloadof the ESV

For this month only, you need to sign up to their newsletter: Free Downloads on christianaudio - Your One-Stop for Christian Audio!:
"The ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible MP3 format comes as 8 zip download files, containing a folder for each book of the Bible and 1 MP3 file for each chapter. The M4B format comes as 8 zip download files, containing 1 M4B file for each book (bookmarked & navigable by chapter)."