Here are the items and resources of interest for July 5, 2017:
- Columns from TableTalk Magazine — From the July 2017 edition.
- The Other Ten-Second Rule — From the article:
Over the years, I’ve talked with many men and women who have been involved in affairs. One of the most salutary things is to realize that with many of them, they didn’t intend to be unfaithful to their partners. They sometimes blurt out, “It just happened.” They will normally go on to talk about some innocent event in which they were involved (often a genuine desire to help the other person in some way), and then go on to say, “It suddenly got out of hand.”
- The subject of loneliness is discussed on the Mortification of Spin podcast.
- Another podcast: Why Church Members Attend Less Frequently — from Thom Rainer.
- And yet, another podcast on the subject of Deacons — from the Reformed Forum.
Here are the items and resources of interest for July 4, 2017:
- Nick Napier, a friend, and graduate of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary writes a helpful and though provoking article.
What is wrong with this? Why is it wrong to “hearken back” to when things were simpler and outwardly more “noble?” Why is it wrong to fantasize that you were born in/live in medieval or Victorian or Edwardian Eras? (For whatever reason, these seem to be the two of which I see most Christian pining.) What is wrong with longing for a bonnet and suspended trousers? Well, there are several reasons Christians should not romanticize time periods or particular cultures:
- New books you should know — a list compiled by The Gospel Coalition.
- It is the 4th of July so this article should be of interest to someone.
Here are the items and resources of interest for June 27, 2017:
- The Importance of Being a Pastor’s Wife — a talk given by Michael Kruger at the most recent PCA General Assembly. I have not vetted the audio and only offer it here for information purposes.
- Some new titles at Westminster Bookstore:
- Memrise — I use this free service daily to keep up with my Greek and Hebrew vocabulary. There are many other uses as well.
- A story of one woman’s encounter with pornography.
- Ten ways to cultivate “gossip-resistance.” — an article that all leaders of the church should read. In my experience, some of the biggest gossips are teaching elders/pastors. It should not be that way.
- Kindle Deals for Christians — These resources made available by challies.com.
Here are the items and resources for April 25, 2017:
- FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME — “In a time when the church had lost sight of the fundamentals of the gospel, God used a humble monk named Martin Luther to bring about the greatest revival in church history. When he posted his Ninety-Five Theses, Luther became the unwitting catalyst of the Reformation and a champion of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Post Tenebras Lux, composed by Jeff Lippencott, takes the listener on a musical journey of the highlights of Martin Luther’s life. Written in three movements, this piece moves from the coldness of the Middle Ages and the dominance of the Roman Catholic Church to the glory of Luther’s rediscovery of the gospel and the spread of the Reformation throughout Europe.This symphonic work celebrates the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, and Ligonier Ministries presents it with the hopes that God would use it to encourage listeners that even in the midst of darkness, the light has come.”
- Eight Prayers to Pray for Your Pastor — Most of these are obvious. The question is: Do you pray for your pastor?
- The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts — This site is probably only useful to people who understand these things.
- The Uniqueness of Christian Service — A useful article written by David Wells.
- Themelios 42.1 has been released — in this volume, there are articles on promises, Rom. 8:36, book reviews and more.
- This is not the iPhone8 — a possible rendering of the new iPhone. While I am on the subject, please note that the new iPhone might be delayed by two months.
- 35 most useful Alexa skills — if you own an Amazon Echo, then you may want to try these out.
- If you bought the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you would want to get a case to protect it.
- Goodreads — This social media site is for book lovers. You can add your library, write reviews on books you are reading and keep track of your progress. Consider it the “Facebook” for book lovers. Academia is also an excellent site to find papers of all kinds.
- “Since the creation of the RSS format in 1999, there has been a dedicated user base for the format, and as a result a wide variety of programs to choose from, for PC, Mac, and Mobile devices alike. With the end of the Google Reader RSS program back in 2013, there has been an expansion of options for those still inclined to use RSS as a news feed. Here, we take a look at five of the best options for RSS readers for 2017.”
- If you use a streaming option, such as Roku, Apple TV, Google, etc. you will want to check out Plex. If you have an old laptop or desktop computer, you can set up your media streaming option and add the app to your streamer to watch or listen on your TV. Additionally, you can listen to your media library on the go with the Plex App for Android or iOS. Take a look at plex.tv. Set up is very easy. I am planning on writing a review and “how to” article soon about this service.
Here are the items and resources for April 21, 2017:
- Ministry can be a roller coaster ride. This article talks about it. Authored by Nick Batzig.
- John Knox and the Lord’s Supper: Some Practical Points —
Up to thispoint it has been shown that, for John Knox, the Lord’s Supper is ordained of God; Christ is truly, but spiritually present; and it is a great blessing, but a blessing that is reserved for God’s own people. Knox’s hatred (and that is not putting it too strongly) of the Mass has also been considered. However, an examination of Knox’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper would be incomplete without considering briefly some practical aspects. Knox’s convictions regarding the regulative principle of worship, and his position that “The Table of the Lord is then most rightly ministered, when it approaches most nighto Christ’s own action…” carried with it a number of practical implications. (Knox, “First Book of Discipline” in Works, 2:187)
- Paul and James and the Subject of Justification
- Report of the PCA Committee on Women Serving in the Church — it has been released and, thankfully, early enough to read and consider before going to General Assembly in June.
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