Daily Roundup for January 16, 2020

Daily Roundup for January 16, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for January 16, 2020:

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Theology/Christianity:

From the trailer video: “When we think about worshipping God, we ask all the wrong questions. What do I like? Or what would non-Christians like? Or what does my Church like? Spirit & Truth seeks to answer the central question that we’re so often missing: How does God want to be worshiped?”

We live in a day and age when the churchgoers dictate and determine how God is to be worshiped. That is not biblical. I remain convinced that one of the reasons for the spiritual lethargy of our day is due to this incessant consumer-driven idea of worship. God is the only one who determines how we are to worship Him. The idea of an entertainment-driven, narcissistic concept of worship is idolatry. Worship is not about the creature, it is about the Creator. It is about God alone.

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The Song of Songs, because it is Scripture, intends to bring us to this saving knowledge of God. Up until the middle of the nineteenth century, it was treated as a book of theological and spiritual knowledge pointing us to God. In fact, one writer calls it a sacramental word that uses visible and tangible things to point us to things that are invisible and immaterial.

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The Church is Sick, and Doesn’t Know It

The Church is Sick, and Doesn’t Know It

“The church is sick, and doesn’t know it” – Joseph A. Pipa Jr., president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

From the trailer video: “When we think about worshipping God, we ask all the wrong questions. What do I like? Or what would non-Christians like? Or what does my Church like? Spirit & Truth seeks to answer the central question that we’re so often missing: How does God want to be worshiped?”

We live in a day and age when the churchgoers dictate and determine how God is to be worshiped. That is not biblical. I remain convinced that one of the reasons for the spiritual lethargy of our day is due to this incessant consumer-driven idea of worship. God is the only one who determines how we are to worship Him. The idea of an entertainment-driven, narcissistic concept of worship is idolatry. Worship is not about the creature, it is about the Creator. It is about God alone.

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Daily Roundup for January 16, 2020

Daily Roundup for December 16, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 16, 2019:

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Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 2, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • Why Sixty-six book of the canon? From the website: “The past few decades have witnessed a resurgence of criticism against the authority of the canon of Scripture. Books like The da Vinci Code seek to undermine the foundations of Christianity by shedding doubt on the cornerstone of its structure: the Word of God. Sadly, these critiques generally invent lies and falsify information to create “persuasive” arguments against the authority of Scripture, and one of the most common areas in which this occurs is the canonization process of the Bible. Yet, as this lesson demonstrates, the early church faced similar problems and struggles as they received God’s Word, and the wisdom He granted them to confront these problems and the faithfulness He demonstrated during their time should instruct and encourage us in our own day.”
  • Profane Activity During Sunday Worship — An excerpt from a book written by D.A. Carson. From the blog post:

We have become so performance-oriented that it is hard to see how compromised we are. Consider one small example. In many of our churches, prayers in the morning services now function, in large measure, as the time to change the set in the sanctuary. The people of the congregation bow their heads and close their eyes, and when they look up a minute later, why, the singers are in place, or the drama group is ready to perform. It is all so smooth. It is also profane. Nominally we are in prayer together addressing the King of heaven, the sovereign Lord. In reality, some of us are doing that while others are rushing on tiptoes around the ‘stage’ and others, with their eyes closed, are busy wondering what new and happy configuration will confront them when it is time to take a peek.

Technology:

  • Are you a podcast nut? You may want to take a look at this list compiled by PC MAG
  • Many years ago, I ran an internet radio station called “Sola5 Radio.” The service I used folded. Now, this new service (new to me) has popped up, and I am thinking of doing it again. Sola5 Radio would play the beat in Christian music (not Christian pop), including hymns, psalms, etc. Additionally, it would play classical music as well. There would be sermons, Bible reading, and other relevant material. What do you think? 

 

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Daily Roundup for November 8, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 8, 2019

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