Just In Case

Just In Case You Missed It – October 15-21, 2017

  1. 3 Lessons from the Life of John Bunyan” by Austin T. Duncan (The Master’s Seminary).
  2. Be a Boaz in Your Business” by Rachel Starke (The Gospel Coalition). The way Boaz treated Ruth “in the workplace” is a template for men everywhere when it comes to being above reproach.
  3. Pastors’ Housing Allowance Tax Break Overturned” by Gene Veith (Cranach: The Blog of Veith). Not encouraged with this news.
  4. Two Indispensable Requirements for Pastoral Ministry” by Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition). Liking your people and liking the Bible you preach to them – you gotta have these or you won’t “do well” in pastoral ministry.
  5. Why You May Be Tempted to Neglect Your Church” by Tim Challies.
  6. Willow Creek Chooses Co-ed Pastors to Succeed Hybels” by Kate Shellnutt (Christianity Today). As if it couldn’t get any worse at Willow Creek!

 

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Just In Case You Missed It – October 9-14, 2017

  1. 6 Ways to Steward Your Weekly Screen Time” by Ashley M. Gorman (Intersect Project).
  2. 9 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek from Bill Mounce” (Zondervan Academic). Maybe you have never considered learning biblical Greek. This article may convince you otherwise.
  3. Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of Abuse” by Jim Newheiser (Biblical Counseling Coalition). Another ACBC counselor gives room for divorce in some cases of spousal abuse.
  4. Ten Brief Lessons on the Ten Commandments” by Barry York (Gentle Reformation).

 

Just In Case You Missed It – October 1-7, 2017

  1. 3 Things Not to Do After You Preach” by Dave Harvey (The Gospel Coalition). I am guilty of #1 and #2.
  2. Do I Need to Confess My Sin to Other Believers?” by Colin Smith (Unlocking the Bible). This simple answer to a commonly asked question does not bode well for the hyper-grace movement.
  3. Where Are You on the Adultery Trail?” by Tim Chester (The Good Book). Physical adultery is the result of other form(s) of adultery.
  4. The 5 Minutes in Church History podcast, Cripplegate and Desiring God are doing many features for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation.

 

Just In Case You Missed It – September 27-30, 2017

  1. 5 Ways Elders Can Shepherd Elders” by Phil A. Newton (The Gospel Coalition). A needed issue for ALL elders and church leaders. We shepherds are also sheep.
  2. A Conversation with Jason’s Deli Founder Joe Tortorice Jr.” by Carrie Rengers (Wichita Eagle). This makes me want to eat at Jason’s Deli more often.
  3. Make Church Announcements Great Again” by Tim Scheiderer” (The Gospel Coalition). His illustration of how they announced a VBS at their church made me want to sign up as well. Great tips in this article.
  4. Matt Chandler’s Village Church Ends Multisite Era” by Kate Shellnut (Christianity Today). So encouraged to hear this Acts 29 church is leading the way in their network towards a more biblical model of church planting.
  5. Why I Love Reader’s Bibles” by Trevin Wax (The Gospel Coalition). I love my ESV Reader’s Bible, and #3 on his list is my reason for loving it.

 

Just In Case You Missed It – September 12-23, 2012

  1. Be Patient With Your Slow Growth” by Jon Bloom (Desiring God). This is what I am seeing at my home church – Wichita Bible Church – and I am thankful to see God’s work.
  2. Remembering Dr. Thomas” by Jesse Johnson (The Cripplegate). If I were to write a memorial post in honor of Dr. Robert Thomas, a TMS professor who died and went to be with the Lord last week, this blog post says what I would have said.
  3. Ten Brief Updates from Houston” by David Gundersen. I continue to be thankful for my brother-in-law’s spiritual wisdom and leadership at Bridgepoint Bible Church and God’s use of him during this time of recovery in the Houston area.
  4. Tyndale in 200 Words” (Cripplegate). This blog continues its helpful, and yet brief, introductions to reformers you need to know.
  5. The Unhypocritical Jesus” by Nicholas T. Batzig (Feeding on Christ). When it comes to the subject of hypocrisy, Jesus practiced what he preached.”
  6. What’s the Origin of Desiring God’s Slogan?” by John Piper (Desiring God).

Just In Case You Missed It – September 5-9, 2017

  1. Huss in 200 Words” (The Cripplegate).
  2. The Largest Study Ever Conducted of American Religious and Denominational Identity: 14 Major Findings from a Landmark Study” by Justin Taylor (The Gospel Coalition). This is one of the reasons why I plan on preaching a series on the 5 solas this fall.
  3. No One Follows Their Heart” by Jon Bloom (Desiring God). Leading your heart – good. Following your heart – bad.
  4. When Should a Church Address a Current Event?” by Trevin Wax (The Gospel Coalition). A question I wrestle with a number of times throughout the year, and this post gives helpful questions to use as a gauge to decide when to preach or address news items from a biblical perspective.

 

Just In Case You Missed It – August 27-September 2, 2017

  1. 500 Years After Reformation Many Protestants Closer to Catholics Than Martin Luther” by Sarah Eekhof Zylstra (Christianity Today). Over 50% of Christians still think salvation is by works.
  2. 5 Beliefs Upheld by Calvinists That Don’t Undermine the Doctrines of Grace” by Stephen Kneale. Every person who is NOT a Calvinist needs to read this article, which summarizes common misunderstandings of what Calvinists believe.
  3. H.B. Charles Top 15 Books on Pastoral Ministry” by Jordan Standridge (Cripplegate). Charles is my new favorite preacher and I would put his book On Pastoring on my list of top 15 books on pastoral ministry.
  4. The Legend of Jeff Linder” by David “Gunner” Gundersen. This meteorologist came to the forefront in Houston the last few weeks a local hero. Read this article to find out why.
  5. The Nashville Statement.” Encouraged to see this proclamation on sexuality and what the Scriptures teach.
  6. To Faithful Pastors in Forgotten Places” by Stephen Witmer (Desiring God). An encouraging blog to the small-town or rural pastor who gets overlooked too often.
  7. “Wycliffe in 200 Words” (Cripplegate). Every Thursday for the next 2 months, this blog will be profiling some of the reformers. John Wycliffe is up first.