Daily Roundup for July 30, 2018

Daily Roundup for July 30, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 30, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

  • How to Prepare for Sunday — How many times have you heard people say that they didn’t get anything out of worship? I think the reason can be traced back to a lack of preparation (as well as other issues).  This article written by Cassie Watson may be helpful. 
  • Preaching Christ — an article written by the late Dr. R.C. SproulH.B. Charles offers these insights on the nature of expository preaching. Geoffrey Kirkland offers his reasons why he is committed to expository preaching. 
  • The Most Dangerous Place to Live — an article written by Greg Morse
  • Gay + Christian?Tim Geiger weighs in on a subject that is getting more and more attention these days. 

 

 

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Daily Roundup for July 23, 2018

Daily Roundup for July 23, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 23, 2018:


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Daily Roundup for May 21, 2018

Daily Roundup for May 21, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for May 21, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

  • This is something that I need to remind myself about often.  I pastor a small church.  It is very easy to start thinking that the results are up to me. If I prepare harder, talk to more people in the community, pray more, etc. God will bless us. However, the results are up to Him. This article was written by Jade Campbell
  • True repentance without excuses — a video by Dr. Joel Beeke
  • What should pastors do about the “anemic church”? Daryl Dash has some helpful advice
  • Should you preach expositional or topical sermons as a steady diet? Jay Thomas comments on that topic.

 

 

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Daily Roundup for February 16, 2018

Daily Roundup for February 16, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 16, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

 

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Church of Christ by James Bannerman

From the website: “The New Testament places the church at the centre of its practical vision of the Christian life and at the heart of the Great Commission. A church-less Christianity is no real Christianity at all.
As we head into a world very similar to Paul’s own context, in which pluralism dominates and Christianity is regarded with intellectual and moral suspicion, it is vital that Christians have a clear understanding of what the church actually is.
James Bannerman’s The Church of Christ is one of the key historic texts of the doctrine of the church. Few will agree with everything the author has to say, but as Carl Trueman states in his foreword, ‘the great thing about the book is that it will stimulate the reader to reflect on the nature of the church in a profoundly biblical and historically sensitive way’.
After dealing with basic principles and distinctions, such as the contrast between the visible and invisible church, and between the local and universal church, Bannerman takes up the important and far-reaching question of the relation between church and state. But the body of the work is really a treatise on church power—the nature, limits and exercise of Christ’s power in the church in its connexional and local aspects. In what does the ordained ministry consist? Should the church micro-manage the lives of her members? To what extent should the church campaign for wider political or social causes? Is the church to be an agent for the transformation of society as a whole? What tools does the church have for making disciples and, if necessary, disciplining them? Answers to these questions can only come from a correct understanding of the nature of the church’s power.
Although Presbyterian in conviction, the author has undertaken a ‘comparative’ study of the various classic positions on each issue under consideration as these are expressed in the confessional symbols and standard authors. It is this method which makes the book so useful for all serious-minded readers. The appendix also contains valuable bibliographical material.
This is classic Scottish theology at its best, and those who take the time to digest it will be richly rewarded.”

 

Technology:

  • For those of you who have a Samsung phone, a nice little app called SideSync is very helpful. It mirrors your phone on your laptop/desktop computer. In order to use it you need the SideSync app on your phone.If your Samsung phone is fairly new it is probably installed already. Check and then go to the SideSync website and download the program for each computer you want to us with your phone.

 

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Daily Roundup for February 13, 2018

Daily Roundup for February 13, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 13, 2018:


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Banner of Truth

 

Technology:

  • Windows makes it easier to preview apps — article by Daniel Cooper
  • A cyber attack at the Winter Olympics — This is not surprising, to be honest.
  • Speaking of the Winter Olympics, this is how you can watch it online
  • I use Chrome as my default browser.  However, it will eat up a ton of memory if you have numerous tabs open as I usually do. Currently, I am running 23 open tabs with some of them pinned (which means they are always running).  I have been experimenting with this Chrome Extension to see if it will do what it proclaims to do and so far I have been very pleased. I have tested it against a memory use graph to see if it does give me back the RAM as it promises. So far it is working as advertised. 

 

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