Daily Roundup for December 5, 2017

Daily Roundup for December 5, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 5, 2017:



Theology/Christianity:

It is important to note that the Reformers held to sola Scriptura, not solo ScripturaSolo Scriptura advocates a radical individualism that rejects the church, creeds, confessions, and tradition as having any authority while embracing private judgment above all else. This view radicalizes the Protestant ethic and undermines it. Such an approach finds no credence in the teaching of the Reformers or the early church. Conversely, the Reformers taught the Apostles’ Creed and stood upon the truths articulated at Chalcedon and Nicaea. Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, Henry Bullinger, and Martin Bucer all wrote catechisms and confessions for their people. They viewed an anti-creedal and anti-confessional theology as anti-Christian. None of the prominent Protestant Reformers advocated solo Scriptura.

It is a common suspicion among Protestant teachers that using a confession for discipleship will devalue Scripture in the heart of a disciple. The first step toward being convinced otherwise is to understand that a good confession clearly places itself beneath Scripture.

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Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 25, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

What makes a porno movie a “porno” and what makes Game of Thrones a record-shattering, Emmy-winning icon of popular culture? They both have plots. They both have lots of sex. I suppose the difference is Game of Thrones has more plot to it than it does sex, so it’s considered a drama and not a porno, whereas a porno has more sex than plot. And I suppose one would say the purpose of Game of Thrones is art, while the purpose of a porno is sex. Though that’s a very subjective statement that many in the porn industry would refute, at the end of the day, both purposes are money, but that’s another story.

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Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 24, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • For you Samsung users: one of the nice apps that I have discovered is Samsung Sidesync.  This app, combined with the PC or MAC version will allow you to access your phone right from your laptop or desktop. It is a simple setup, but if you need help there is a video you can watch.  You can drag and drop files from PC to your device (and vice-versa).  You can also send text messages directy from your laptop or desktop as well.  In short, whatever you can do with your phone you can also do on the PC or MAC as it is connected to your phone. The app:  Android
  • A REMINDER about MileIQ, an app I use every day to track my miles used for ministerial purposes. It works automatically. No need to write down miles (or remember to do so). You can use it for all business travel and classify each drive accordingly. Get it for Android or iOS.
  • When I was in seminary it seemed that the idea of a standing desk was a big deal.  This article by CNET tells you about five things to consider before making that move. 
  • Now you can use a wallet to charge your phone. I doubt that this will catch on. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Jordan Spieth wins the British open — he is my favorite professional golfer, not only for the way he plays the game but also because of his character on and off the course. 

 

Daily Roundup for July 4, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 4, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 4, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • 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

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Miscellaneous:

  • It is the 4th of July so this article should be of interest to someone. 
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.