Grab bag

Click here for more "Grab bag" entriesSome helpful articles from the last week:

  • Lately I’ve been preaching and writing quite a bit about the gospel for believers.  Here is a prayer from Scotty Smith to preach the gospel to ourselves.
  • Alan Jacobs is an excellent essayist.  I have read one of his collections of writings and another awaits reading on my shelf.  He recently penned, “We Can’t Teach Students to Love Reading,” something all students should read.  A sample:  “All this is to say that the idea that many teachers hold today, that one of the purposes of education is to teach students to love reading—or at least to appreciate and enjoy whole books—is largely alien to the history of education. And perhaps alien to the history of reading as well.…Education is and should be primarily about intellectual navigation, about—I scruple not to say it—skimming well, and reading carefully for information in order to upload content. Slow and patient reading, by contrast, properly belongs to our leisure hours.”
  • J.C. Ryle — “On the Benefits of Sickness.”
  • J. I. Packer preached at John Stott’s funeral.  I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but Justin Taylor has provided the video along with a brief quote from the end of the message.  Al Mohler also reprinted an interview he did with Stott about preaching 24 years ago.
  • Nate Busenitz provides a list of his favorite 10 online Bible study resources.  It’s a good list.  (If you have a Mac, Accordance is a wonderful tool for your computer.)

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