Here are the items and resources of interest for December 17, 2019:
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Here are the items and resources of interest for December 5, 2017:
It is important to note that the Reformers held to sola Scriptura, not solo Scriptura. Solo 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.
Here are the items and resources of interest for July 17, 2017:
- Many iPhone users enjoy the freedom of Facetime. However, due to the nature of that app, it will only work for iPhone users. Google Duo is different. It works “cross platform.” That is, an Android user can video chat with an iPhone user. I have used Google Duo, and it works very well. If you get it and you are currently in my contacts list, it will automatically add you to my Duo list. Available on both platforms. Android | iOS
- Speaking of Google Duo, this article from Android Headlines states that it has surpassed 100 million downloads.
- In the interest of fair play, here is an article detailing one user’s breakup with Android. My own experience is nothing like described in the article, and it makes me wonder what people are doing with their devices, but I leave it here for your enjoyment.
- If you are a WhatsApp user, you will want to read this article.
Here are the items and resources of interest for July 14, 2017:
- Helpful advice and counsel for the first year of pastoring a church. Written by Phil Newton. Additionally, you may want to check out this podcast which discusses the “ten most frequent questions pastors have.” Thom Rainer is the host. The following are the questions:
Where do I begin to lead my church toward revitalization? What do I do about our aging church facilities? How do I handle church financial issues? How do I handle conflict and personnel issues? What is the best leadership structure for a church? What are the best practical ministry tools? How do I establish a vision for my church? How do I deal with power struggles in the church? How do I lead change in the worship services? Can I survive?
- In a few short weeks, my wife and I will be moving to Newport, Tennessee. Our reason for moving is detailed in this post.
- I do not take selfies. I know many do and that is okay. However, if you are not careful it may be costly. Watch this video of the woman who destroyed $200,000 worth of art over a selfie. You can also read the CNET article here.
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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 12, 2017: