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Morning Coffee – 04/03/14

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • Pastors and Blogs
  • I’m sure that a mere twenty years ago, aspiring pastors never thought that reading or writing blogs would be a valuable resource to their ministry.

  • Are You Obeying the Third Commandment?
  • This is not a point that good Christians can and do disagree on, like the use of alcohol, or celebrating Halloween, or using off-color words like crap. This one is more black and white than whether you should designate that receipt as a tax deduction or not.

  • Drowning in Distortion — Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”
  • We are given all that we need to know about Noah in the Bible – and we need every word of the Bible. We cannot expect Hollywood to tell that story for us, or even to tell the story well. Our response to Noah should not be castigation and cultural outrage, but rather a sober realization that the story is ours to tell, and to tell faithfully.

  • Do You Like Snow?
  • Remember, it doesn’t matter if how badly someone may want to be in the ministry. No doubt there are a lot of privates that want to be generals, but it would be disastrous to appoint them as such if they don’t meet the necessary qualifications.

  • Six Lessons in Good Listening
  • According to Bonhoeffer, there are many times when “listening can be a greater service than speaking.” God wants more of the Christian than just our good listening, but not less.

Resource Bonus:

  • Top Commentaries on Every Book of the Bible
  • To help as you select biblical commentaries for your study, Reformation Bible College’s Dr. Keith Mathison has put together a list of his “Top 5” commentaries for each book of the Bible.

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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Links

 

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Shepherds’ Conference 2015

Once again, Shepherds’ Conference has come and gone. This year was amazing, but 2015 is going to be EPIC. Here is the announcement video…

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Video

 

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Morning Coffee – 01/17/14

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • The Weakness of the World’s Strongest Man
  • When the writer of Hebrews listed the Old Testament heroes of faith, he included Samson (Hebrews 11:32). Really? Samson’s story, recorded in Judges 13–16, reads like a narcissistic super hero’s whose Kryptonite weakness does him in in the end.

  • To Be Tired of Luther…
  • There you have it: the success of the Reformation depended upon the sheer power of God’s Word. And, of course, on the quality of Wittenberg beer.

  • Welcome to Seminary—Now What? How to Be Faithful as a Seminary Student
  • Take every class you can and put knowledge in your ministry bank. While you are agile and mobile, take a trip to go visit a ministry you want to see up close. Tell the folks back home what you are learning, and let them see and sense your excitement. They are already excited about you.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Links

 

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Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • God with Us
  • Secular society, of course, is especially adept at making Christmas into something that it is not. From a non-Christian perspective, the “winter holiday season” is not about Christ at all. It’s about commercialism.

  • Do You Believe in a Santa Christ?
  • In Sinclair Ferguson’s book, In Christ Alone, he shares the sad reality that many Christians have a Christology that is more informed by Santa Claus than Scripture.

  • Revising Christmas, Again
  • The kingdom of God is not at all affected by whether we can maintain a facade of Christendom in America. Because, unfortunately, plenty of Americans are happy to go to bat to keep Christ in our holiday vocabulary, but are ill-equipped or ashamed (or both) to proclaim the Gospel to their friends and family members, or are enemies of that Gospel themselves.

  • Bringing Lewis from Page to Stage
  • It’s not enough for Christians to be culture-critics; we must also be culture-makers. I want to express the Christian worldview through the arts.

Another Hobbit Bonus:

  • Good and Evil Are Not Equals
  • Don’t give Peter Jackson all the credit. He wasn’t the first to desire an adult version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s story The Hobbit. According to author and scholar Colin Duriez, it was actually Tolkien himself who initially had the vision.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Links

 

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Bring the Books

Al Mohler talks about the time spent in the chair and the importance of study.

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Video

 

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Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • Want to Catch God’s Eye?
  • God does not need us, nor is He impressed with any of our works. In fact, Isaiah 66:1-2 demonstrates that all of our efforts are downright silly in light of His greatness.

  • Why We Click Stupid Links
  • Much is at stake with mouse or mobile device in hand. On this day — Augustine’s birthday — may God give us his spiritual wherewithal to not brush aside such important questions in the seemingly mundane of our daily lives.

  • Osteen Keeps Using God’s Band-Width
  • To be clear: I am not against life-coaches or good smiles. I even have a personal soft-spot for a mullet and a well fitting suit. However, what I am against is a guy who continues to use Jesus’ bandwidth to broadcast his message.

  • As One with Authority: The Mandate of Biblical Exposition
  • If you go out and preach as one who has authority, you will be constantly amazed by what God does through the preaching of his Word. You will see those who hear you astonished—and no one will be more astonished than yourself.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Links

 

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Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • Celebrating Reformation Day
  • The Word of God has the power to change history and transform continents. It has the power to change hearts, including yours and mine. The best way to celebrate Reformation Day is to remember that truth.

  • What Christians Should Know About Halloween
  • Sin indeed corrupts, but the sin is not so much “out there in the world” as is in the heart of every person. The reject position falsely assumes sin is mostly what we do rather than who we are.

  • Christianity and the Dark Side—What about Halloween?
  • Visually, the subject is unparalleled, if only considered in terms of costume design and art direction. Dramatically, Halloween’s ancient roots evoke dark and melodramatic themes, ripe for transformation into film’s language of shadow and light.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Links

 

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