Daily Roundup

Brian McLaren Leads Ceremony at Son’s Same-Sex Wedding – I well know, prominent individual who runs in Evangelical circles officiated a non-traditional wedding.  The NYT also reported this ceremony.  You can read about their report here.

We Are Beggers – 3 Lectures by Carl Trueman as he talks about Martin Luther as Theological Pastor.

Preach the Word – Pastor H. B. Charles lays out 3 aspects of preaching the Word.  If you are a Pastor, take notice, if you are laity, hold your Pastor accountable.

Bibles, Booze, and Bikini’s – Say it ain’t so!  Unfortunately, it is.

Reputation or Testimony? – We have to guard ourselves against all sins.

Created An Appetite – This post from Phil Johnson from 7 years ago still rings true.

Quote:

After Adam had ruined himself and all his posterity by his deadly fall, this is the basis of our salvation, this the origin of the church: that we have been uprooted from the deepest darkness and have obtained a new life sheerly by the grace of God; that the patriarchs have by faith been made partakers of this life (just as it was offered to them by God’s word); that this word, in turn, was founded upon Christ; and that all the pious who have lived since then have, in fact, been sustained by the very same promise of salvation by which Adam was revived in the beginning. – John Calvin

Daily Roundup

The Inverted Nature of Christ’s Invitation – Even Christ’s invitation to humanity is upside down.

Plain Preaching – Joel Beeke writes about 3 characteristics of “plain” preaching that we need to get back too.

The Gospel of Noncontradiction – A 3 minunte video by Doug Wilson where he talks about the relationship of grace, sanctification, law and Gospel.

Pilgrims in a Post-Christian Culture – We are on a journey.  It is long and fraught with dangers.

Reasons We Should NOT Share the Gospel – That is an attention grabbing line, ey?  But these are good reasons that we should all heed.

Book Recommendation – The Reformers and Puritans as spiritual mentors: “Hope is kindled” by Michael Haykin

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Let those, therefore, who are thus highly favored, consider more than ever yet they have done, how great that blessing is which God has bestowed upon them of his mere free love and sovereign grace, and not for any worthiness of theirs; and how great obligations they are under to glorify God: and to glorify Christ, who hath purchased this blessing with his own blood. What manner of persons ought you to be! pray consider it! Do you hope that God has thus highly advanced and exalted you? And will you not be careful indeed to live to his glory, and to exalt and magnify his name? Will you dishonor Christ, who has thus honored you? Will you regard him but a little, who has shown such infinite regard to your welfare? Shall the world have your heart, and Christ and his glory be neglected after all? Will you not rather watch against your corrupt, worldly, proud dispositions? Will you not seek opportunities to do something for God, who, as you think, has been thus kind to you? And for that Savior, who has purchased this, at the cost of such extreme sufferings? – Jonathan Edwards

Daily Roundup

Why is there a Church? – Jill Carattini gives an answer on why the Church formed because of the resurrection.

A Shield Against Doubts – Doubts, questions, and the shield of faith.  An article by Doug Wilson that I found enlightening.

A Survey of Heresies – Judaizers, Gnostics, Arians, Pelagians, Socinians.  Do you know your heresies?  Phil Johnson offers up a teaching series on them.  Listen online or download them.

A Door of Hope – Roger Salter opens a door of hope from the book of Hosea.

It’s Not About You – Mark Lauterbach sets the record straight on what real ministry is.

Sharpen Your Conscience – John MacArthur’s blog teaches about our early warning system.

Daily Roundup

The Power of the Gospel’s “Already” and “Not Yet” – Great post on the Gospel causing us to look back and also forward.

You Might Be Envious If… – Well, the link says it all!

Is Your Leadership Driven by Ability or Jesus? – Joe Holland gives some pointers on leadership.

Jesus’ Diary – Barry York asks if you would read Jesus’ diary if it were to be published.

Husbands Test Your Wives – Kind of a tongue-in-cheek title, but an interesting article geared towards men by Mark Lamprecht.

How Can A Pastor Help His Children Appreciate His Work, Not Resent It – Brian Croft of Practical Shepherding fame has more helpful advise for Pastors.

Killing Calvinism – Frank Turk’s review of the book.  I’m planning on buying this one, but not because of the review, just because I think it would be a good read.

You Cannot Live The Gospel – An excerpt from “What Is The Gospel” by Voddie Baucham.

 

 

Daily Roundup

Love-Making – Justin Holcomb talks about our problem with love.

David Brainerd Biography (Free eBook) – Desiring God is making this available.

The Power of Words and the Nature of Sin – Kevin DeYoung talks about “brokenness”.

A Sermon to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Idaho – Doug Wilson preaches a message to the Idaho state legislature (not exactly politically correct).

Paul’s Downward Trajectory – What do we see when we look at Paul’s life?