Daily Roundup for April 28, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 28, 2017

  Here are the items and resources of interest for April 28, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • Bible Reading that Satan Leaves Alone
  • Pastoral Theology: The Pastor and the Session of the Church

    In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and with a desire to continue seeing true, biblical reformation and spiritual awakening in our own day, these short exhortations focus on Pastoral Theology. The link between Pastoral Theology and the Reformation is vital. Without godly ministers who know how to have an eminent level of personal piety, without ministers who are skilled in the bible, without ministers who are trained and educated, without ministers who know the importance of pastoral visitation, and without ministers who know how to prepare and deliver expository sermons, we will never see a spiritual awakening. There is a great scarcity of true biblical ministers today. Do you know what a biblical pastor looks like? Do you believe you are a Pastor? Do you believe you have been called to the ministry? How do you know? Do you think, as ministers measure up, that you are “one in a thousand?” Job 33:23-24 tells us that those who are sent of God to show a man his uprightness are 1 in 1000…literally. So this series of exhortations delves into all the various aspects of Pastoral Theology and Expository Preaching in a variety of short exhortations so both Christians and their pastors alike may be reminded of what a true biblical minister is for the glory of Jesus Christ.

  • If the Bible Is So Clear, Why Are There So Many Different Interpretations?Kevin DeYoung
  • $5 Friday at Ligonier — Every Friday Ligonier Ministries offers some great deals.  This week’s list is only a click away.
  • Eight Ways to Think About Your Past — this is an interesting article by Rick Thomas [article and podcast]
  • Kindle Deals for Christians — if you like reading on the screen, this list is for you.

Technology:

  • Unlimited Data Plans — They are great to have.  Compare them at the link. 
  • Google Chrome and saving money — I have used this tech tip many times and have saved money and so can you. 
  • Wi-Fi and charging — I have often wondered if this were possible and it appears Apple says it is, so they patented the idea.
  • Most of my readers will know that I am a One Note fanatic.  This article on creating templates is helpful. By the way, One Note is free for everyone.  One day I will write an article describing how I use One Note for sermon preparation. 

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Daily Roundup for April 24, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 24, 2017

  Here are the items and resources for April 24, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • The Death of the Smartphone — ZDNeth thinks it is closer than you think.  I don’t. However, even if it is, the next thing is not so great in my opinion. 
  • If you use Google Chrome, these are the best extensions that Tom thinks you need. Article by John Corpuz. You can also check out this list of the best Chrome extensions. 
Daily Roundup for April 17, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 17, 2017

Here are the items and resources for April 17, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • How to Listen to a Sermon — This is a five-part audio series by Glen Cary from Providence Presbyterian Church.  My thanks to Jeff Downs for this suggestion.
  • Preaching in a Secular Age — by Dr. Albert Mohler. ““For preachers, Berger’s observations are tremendously important. We, above all others, need to realize the culture no longer shares our worldview and the very language we use may mean something entirely different in the ears of our listeners. The meaning of words like morality, personhood, marriage, or virtually any other moral term has radically shifted.”
  • Expiation and Propitiation — These terms are often confused.  What do they mean? Dr. R.C. Spoul helps sort this out. 
  • 20 lessons from a ministry burnout — a helpful article published on David Murray’s website
  • Taking the Lord’s Supper in a Worthy Manner — “Let us remember that this sacred feast is medicine to the sick, comfort to the sinner and bounty to the poor. To the healthy, the righteous, and the rich (if any could be found) the Lord’s Supper would be of no value. For Christ is given us for food in the Supper, and we perceive that without him we fail and waste away, just as hunger destroys the vigor of the body. As he is given to us for life, so we perceive that without him we are certainly dead.”
  • This is going on in the Presbyterian Church in Amerca.  It is not Presbyterian.  It is divisive. — There has, in the past five years, been a decidedly gracious movement in our denomination, and you have much to do with this. Crucial votes and Issues that matter most to us, along with Committees that are populated with like-minded people and a movement toward less stridency and a more diverse and outwardly focused and gracious denomination are organically bound to our willingness to fight and vote until the fabric of the PCA better reflects what we hope…. Once again at GA, we will organize a ‘real time on-the-floor,’ vote-by-vote running Facebook Messenger conversation – more to come on this.

Technology: