September 10, 2014

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For those of you who want to be digging deeper: here is a piece on the Abomination of Desolation. I like the way the author unpacks the passage.

How can we help new people in church? What People Who Are New to Your Church Want You to Know answers this question.

David Murray weighs in on How to Criticize a Preacher. I’m asking for it, I know.

“Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address …” So Russell Moore begins his fairly short piece encouraging the church to address the issue of violence against women.

Here are a couple of interesting sports links. First, The Simple Technology That Accidentally Ruined Baseball discusses what has happened to professional baseball over the past ten years. Interesting. Finally, Kevin DeYoung discusses Three Questions to Help Diagnose Possible Football Idolatry.

Buckle up and read what Camille Paglia has to say. She is provocative to say the least. For example she  says: “If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.” Yep, she isn’t popular with some of the high-tower feminists. She also says the idea that gay people are born that way is the “biggest canard.” Interesting reading.


November 15, 2013

Ann Voskamp writes about the real truth concerning boring men. I think I fit that category.

Continuing with the marriage theme, how about “Gospel-Centered Sex?” Husbands and wives both need to read this.

This month Crossway is giving away their web version of the ESV Study Bible. In my not so humble opinion, I think this is the best study Bible on the market. I have the Reformation Study Bible and find it valuable. However, the ESV Study Bible has much more extensive notes.

What does it mean to be gospel-centered?


June 24, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I love reading stories, both fiction and non-fiction. Here, Barnabas Piper contends that men should read more stories than books about how men should live. Sounds really good to me. Go read a book.

Mark Altrogge writes about “When My Hair Looks Like A Van Gogh Sunflower.” His point is that we need others to help us see what we can’t. Good stuff.

Here are “9 Things You Should Know About The Bible.” I bet some of your nagging questions about the Bible will be answered by this piece.

This next post is a defense of how I use my time. Thom Rainer recently conducted an nonscientific study about how much time pastors spend preparing sermons. The average time is 13 hours. I’ve said many times that I’m both a packrat and a plodder. It probably takes me closer to 18 hours by the time I finish the necessary reading.

As I was assembling this blog post I was listening to Redemption Hill’s “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” I felt it was too good not to pass on to you:

Debbie alerted me to this graphic. Sums things up pretty well.