Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 2, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • Why Sixty-six book of the canon? From the website: “The past few decades have witnessed a resurgence of criticism against the authority of the canon of Scripture. Books like The da Vinci Code seek to undermine the foundations of Christianity by shedding doubt on the cornerstone of its structure: the Word of God. Sadly, these critiques generally invent lies and falsify information to create “persuasive” arguments against the authority of Scripture, and one of the most common areas in which this occurs is the canonization process of the Bible. Yet, as this lesson demonstrates, the early church faced similar problems and struggles as they received God’s Word, and the wisdom He granted them to confront these problems and the faithfulness He demonstrated during their time should instruct and encourage us in our own day.”
  • Profane Activity During Sunday Worship — An excerpt from a book written by D.A. Carson. From the blog post:

We have become so performance-oriented that it is hard to see how compromised we are. Consider one small example. In many of our churches, prayers in the morning services now function, in large measure, as the time to change the set in the sanctuary. The people of the congregation bow their heads and close their eyes, and when they look up a minute later, why, the singers are in place, or the drama group is ready to perform. It is all so smooth. It is also profane. Nominally we are in prayer together addressing the King of heaven, the sovereign Lord. In reality, some of us are doing that while others are rushing on tiptoes around the ‘stage’ and others, with their eyes closed, are busy wondering what new and happy configuration will confront them when it is time to take a peek.

Technology:

  • Are you a podcast nut? You may want to take a look at this list compiled by PC MAG
  • Many years ago, I ran an internet radio station called “Sola5 Radio.” The service I used folded. Now, this new service (new to me) has popped up, and I am thinking of doing it again. Sola5 Radio would play the beat in Christian music (not Christian pop), including hymns, psalms, etc. Additionally, it would play classical music as well. There would be sermons, Bible reading, and other relevant material. What do you think? 

 

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Daily Roundup for November 12, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 12, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 12, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • Your church needs you to sing — an article by Nick Aufenkamp.
  • Pastoring is so much more than preaching. I argue, frequently, that the most important thing a pastor does each week is to preach the Word of God. That is true. However, it is not the only thing pastors should be doing. This article from Tim Challies reminds ministers of that fact. 
  • John Owen writes on the subject of “conversion.”
  • Sinclair Ferguson teaches us “how to read the Bible.” Highly recommended. 

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Daily Roundup for November 11, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 11, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 11, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • The following is from a public Facebook post written by Lori Sealy, the wife if a minister and friend, Phillip Sealy who is currently battling cancer. Read the post and then watch the video about the church plant in Mississippi, Hope Presbyterian Church. Please pray for this family and all concerned.

Two days after we drove home from MD Anderson for the start of Phillip’s clinical trial, the dynamic husband and wife film crew duo of James Murray Rodger and Claire Hutchinson Rodger came to our house to talk about planting a new church while battling stage 4 metastatic melanoma. We were exhausted, but eager to share some of our story of hope amidst things that are hard. For those of you who’ve never met Phillip, this 6 minute video will give you a taste of the incredible man I’m married to – as well as giving you a glimpse at the heart of what Hope Presbyterian Church Ocean Springs longs to be about.

A lot has happened in the 2 months since this was filmed. Phillip has had some serious struggles with treatment. The first worship service for Hope had to be postponed as he’s fought to recover. But, the core group that is gathering here on the coast of Mississippi … well … they have stood firm in this storm. They’re just an amazingly special group of people who are serious about learning to do life together in an authentic, God-honoring, grace exhibiting, redemptive way. They are loving us and one another well in this trial; and while I still don’t delight in this cancerous course, I’m deeply encouraged as I see God using it to sew Christlike compassion and care, into the very DNA of this new congregation.

If you’re longing for hope on the Mississippi Coast, we’re a simple church holding forth the substantial hope of Jesus … and we’d love to have you join us in the journey!

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Daily Roundup for November 8, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 8, 2019

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Daily Roundup for November 7, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 7, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 7, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • a helpful video answering the questions, “Why are people so resistant to Reformed Theology?” [Burk Parsons]

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Daily Roundup for November 11, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 5, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 5, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

I often tell our church children—kindergartners through college students—that they think they are going to live forever, but, I faithfully add, “You are not!” In fact, I say, you are going to die, and you may even suffer physically before you die. You certainly will suffer emotionally. We all suffer in some way at some time in our lives. We may suffer physical hardship, deprivation of physical goods, and/or emotional distress, and this sometimes because of our faith. Our Lord said: “In the world you have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Tribulation includes suffering.

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