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A few things spotted on the web that have caught my interest of late: I’ve been thinking more about the relationship between social justice and evangelism lately.  Here is a brief video interview with John Piper on the topic. The Gospel Coalition has several brief articles on the same topic of social justice and evangelism […]

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A few things I’ve spotted around the internet lately: Can six seconds a day protect your marriage?  Jani Ortlund says it can — if it’s a six-second kiss. Unbelieving pastors?  Say it ain’t so.  And yet there are some.  Perhaps (probably?) the report by new-atheist proponent Daniel Dennett is biased, but if he could find […]

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Al Mohler’s new podcasts

Al Mohler is no longer producing his syndicated radio show.  However, this month he has begun podcasting two new programs addressing contemporary issues. “The Briefing” will provide “a daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations.” “Thinking in Public” is “an interview forum for intelligent conversation about frontline theological and cultural issues.” […]

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Al Mohler leaves the radio, but will begin a new podcast in September.  Lessons learned… Is technism the solution to our problems?  John Dyer says “no.”  I agree. John Bloom is concerned about ministry and money.  Not the use of the money, but the desire for it.  He suggests that the grace of Christ we […]

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A few resources I’ve found recently that have been helpful: “Devotions Aren’t Magic” — among other things, regular time with Christ cultivates delight in Him. Biblical Training recently updated its web page — and all the same very helpful resources are still there at no cost — including seminary level training.  A great resource. Some […]

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A few articles worth reading

A few articles I’ve come across on the internet recently that are worth reading.  Here are the articles with some samples from each of them: “Pornography — The Difference Being a Parent Makes” Political scientists and sociologists long ago came to the realization that one of the most significant indicators of political behavior is parenthood. […]

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Religious theists and saving faith

Faith in God is not enough to save a man. Two related stories that came across my computer screen this morning authenticate that statement. The USA Today references this morning a survey by Lifeway Christian Resources about the so-called faith of young adults (age 18-29).  In this study, among those who identified themselves as “Christian:” […]

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Al Mohler, “The Pill Turns 50” “Has God Predetermined Everything? Even Sin?“ “Why fight sin if God uses it for good anyway?” Together for the Gospel panel discussions are now available A new book by John Piper, Jesus, the Only Way to God (July, 2010) Practical suggestions for how to encourage missionaries — and without […]

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The believer and his taxes

Part of America’s heritage is a tax-revolt.  And since an infamous tea-party, we Americans have quite consistently looked for opportunities to reduce, object to, fight against, and refuse to pay taxes in a variety of different forums. Argumentation against taxation has often also been a frequent topic among believers, who have often sought tax relief […]

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What I’ve lately been reading and listening to in books and blogs that is noteworthy: Desiring God, “The Difference Between Christianity and Buddhism” Al Mohler, “Permanence Before Experience — The Wisdom of Marriage” Al Mohler, “‘This is Life We’re Talking About’ — Abortion and the Health Care Bill” John Piper talks about “My 2010 Writing […]

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