Here are the items and resources of interest for July 7, 2017:
The 2017 Summer Pastors’ Institute will focus on the preaching of God’s Word. Designed as an interactive workshop, Let Your Progress be Evident to All will include examination of the sermons of ten effective preachers throughout church history. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. will lead the class, and the template for discussion will be selections out of R.L. Dabney’s Evangelical Eloquence.
- I love the game of chess and have watched Garry Kasparov play many matches. I only wished I lived closer to St. Louis to watch in person. By the way, I play many correspondence games on chess.com. My username is mdivman if you want to look me up, friend me, and play live or correspondence games. Chess.com is free, but there are premium options as well. They hold many live and correspondence tournaments as well. Great place to play!
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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 6, 2017:
- Man cannot live on podcasts alone — To be honest, I am not a huge fan of podcasts. Sure, I listen to a few from time to time, but I have not been particularly drawn to any one podcast. I know that may sound odd for a person who used to host one, but that is the way it is. This is an interesting article from the Gospel Coalition written by
- John MacArthur and the issue of [Homosexual] Weddings — Yes, I changed the title somewhat. I do not like the use of the term “gay” when referring to homosexuals. They are, after all, homosexuals and that is what they should be called, in my opinion.
- Three Reasons Why a Preacher Should Not Publicly Contradict a Bible Translation — Mark Ward, writing on Logos.com says it shouldn’t happen. I think there are times when you should. What do you think?
- Worship Issues in the Presbyterian Church in America — This article, written by William H. Smith is a response to Terry Johnson, who wrote an earlier piece on the subject. You should also read Sam DeSocio’s response as well. By the way, the “William Hill” mentioned in Mr. Smith’s article is not related to me.
- A thoughtful article on the issue of commissioned church workers — Rich Leino, a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America examines the term “commission” as it relates to recommendation 7 of the ad interim study committee on women in the ministry of the church. Speaking of the PCA General Assembly, The Atlantic has something to say.
- The 2017 Banner of Truth Ministers’ Conference audio is now available — you can get them in mp3 CD, audio CD’s, or mp3 download. Highly recommended! It was an outstanding conference, as usual.
- I use IFTTT all the time. I have recipes created for inbound and outbound SMS messages that log the entire text of every message to a Google spreadsheet. If I accidentally delete an important message, I can easily retrieve it from my spreadsheet. I also have a Twitter log of tweets sent and others that I favorite. It is an outstanding service that will automate many tasks you are probably doing manually. This CNET article highlights a few, but you will want to check out the website for much more.
- Android “O” versus iOS 11 — CNET weighs in on why they are more excited about the Android update than they are the Apple update.
Here are the items and resources of interest for July 3, 2017:
- In case you missed it, I made a personal announcement yesterday related to my current call as a pastor and where we are heading in the future.
Here are the items and resources of interest for June 19, 2017:
- The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering — So many people are dealing with great suffering. That is the nature of sin and living in a fallen world. Regardless, it is hard. This new book from Vaneetha Rendall Risner is highly recommended. Be sure to watch the 9-minute video of her life.
- For parents that are broken hearted over wayward children, this brief article from Desiring God Ministries may be helpful.
- There are likely to be many articles written on the recent PCA General Assembly. This one, however, is very good.
- Productivity tips for the busy pastor — You may not agree with all of these, and you may have your own, but these are a good start.
- A reformed guide to classical music — I enjoy classical music and often have it on while I work and study. This is a helpful article written by John Brentnall.
- Don’t forget the Bible in pastoral counseling — an article written by Jay Sanders.
Here are the items and resources of interest for June 12, 2017:
- Retirement planning.
- Children, parents, and mobile devices — a new study shows that parents who spend time on mobile devices have behavioral issues.
NOTE: The Daily Roundup will return on Monday, June 19, 2017. I will be away attending the PCA General Assembly June 12-16.