Just In Case

Just In Case You Missed It – June 19-22, 2017

  1. Maximum Security Seminary” by Sarak Eekhoff Zyistra (The Gospel Coalition). Here is an encouraging story of a prison that is handing out seminary degrees.
  2. The newest edition of the 9Marks journal is out. And the subject is church planting.
  3. Analyzing Annihilationism: Will Those in Hell Cease to Exist” by Eric Davis (The Cripplegate).
  4. The History of Pews” by Gene Veith (Cranach: The Blog of Veith)
  5. Preacher’s Toolkit: Should I Always Call for Repentance and Faith?” by Steven Lawson (The Gospel Coalition).


Just In Case You Missed It – June 12-15, 2017

  1. Ten Things You Should Know About Jonathan Edwards” by Sam Storms\
  2. A Time to Weep, and a Time to Laugh” by Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition). Read as DeYoung moves from his church in East Lansing, MI to his new ministry In Matthews, NC. He is “leaving well.”
  3. Twenty Relics of Church Past” by Thom Rainer. At WBC, we don’t have any of these.
  4. The Great Exchanges of Romans” by Sinclair Ferguson. This blogger meditates on the word “reconciliation” in Paul’s letter to the Roman church.
  5. TGC Welcomes H.B. Charles as New Council Member” by Ben Peays. This is a great addition for this network of churches.


Just In Case You Missed It – May 23-27, 2017

  1. Biblical Womanhood Doesn’t Begin and End in Proverbs 31” by Jasmine L. Holmes (Not a Mommy Blog). Ladies, you learn to be a woman of God by studying all the Scriptures and not just Proverbs 31.
  2. Every Christian a Minister” by Eric Davis (The Cripplegate). One of my aims in life is to work myself out of the ministerial job, and this article explains why.
  3. In Defense of the Sabbatical” by Nick Batzig (Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals). Here are the reasons I will be gone for about 10 days in CA starting this Monday.
  4. The Most Marginalized Minority” by Sean Harrelson (Desiring God).A very important word for congregations with the disabled among them.
  5. 6 Ways to Avoid Delayed Adulthood” by David Gundersen (The Gospel Coalition). My brother-in-law, who authored this post, models what he preaches.
  6. The Dilemma of a Bi-Vocational Pastor” by Darryl Williamson (The Gospel Coalition). I served almost 10 years as a bi-vocational pastor; so, I know the struggle.


Just In Case You Missed It – May 16-20, 2017

  1. 10 Things You Should Know About the Theology of Martin Luther” by Sam Storms.
  2. “Women Use Porn Too” by Rebekah Hannah (The Gospel Coalition)  It’s not just a “guy problem.”
  3. If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?” by Randy Alcorn (Eternal Perspective Ministries). . Every Christian needs to consider the thoughtfulness of the answer to this question.
  4. God’s Google” by Tim Challies. . It used to be the local church, and should be again.
  5. Why Don’t Muslims Sing Like Christians?” by John Piper (Desiring God).

Just In Case You Missed It – May 8-13, 2017

  1. Why 144,000 Means 144,000” by Clint Archer (Cripplegate).  DeYoung is de-bunked by a fellow TMS alum. Good stuff!
  2. Engraver of the Reformation” by Stephen Nichols (5 Minutes in Church History).  I had forgotten all about Albrecht Durer.
  3. The Internet Is Not a Library” by Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition).  An ode to books!


Just In Case You Missed it – April 24-May 6, 2017

  1. Beware of Broken Wolves” by Joe Carter (The Gospel Coalition). Some of the biggest churches in America have pastors what fit this description.
  2. What Can Church History Teach Us About Wolves” by Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition). A follow up to the article listed above.
  3. God Still uses Ordinary Means and Ordinary Men” by Erik Raymond (The Gospel Coalition). This truth continues to be one of the greatest sources of encouragement for me as a young man in full-time ministry.
  4. Creating a Culture of Hospitality” by Bryan Elliff (For the Church).  Some very practical helps on a disciple-making-kind-of-subject.
  5. The Worst Consequence of Skipping Church” by Tim Challies. Every person who is tempted to skip a Sunday service needs to read this article.
  6. The Movie Date That Solidified J.R.R. Tolkien’s Dislike of Walt Disney” by Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscuara).They were not fans of Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs it would seem.
  7. Mary and Her Little Lamb” (Amusing Planet). Hear the true story behind the inspired poem.
  8. The 200th Episode” by Stephen Nichols (5 Minutes in Church History). This has become one of my favorite podcasts and a great resource for anyone looking to expand their awareness of church history.
  9. What I’ve Learned About Pastoral Ministry” by Kevin DeYoung. Thank you for these insightful lessons and wisdom.

Just In Case You Missed It – April 11-22, 2017

  1. The Beauty of Spiritual Struggle” by Trevin Wax (The Gospel Coalition).  The best things take hard work and time, as this author says about sanctification.
  2. 10 Ugly Numbers Describing Pornography Use in 2017” by Tim Challies. https://www.challies.com/articles/10-ugly-and-updated-numbers-about-pornography-use
  3. The Greek Orthodox ‘Answer Man’” by Nick Batzig (Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals).  A surprising defection from orthodox Christianity. Sad!
  4. Ten Questions for Pastors and Polemics” by Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition).
  5. Giving People a Chance to Grow” by Jordan Standridge (Cripplegate).  Spiritual growth happens at different rates for different people. When we minister to others, we must be patient.
  6. What We Gained When We Lost the Hymnal” by Tim Challies.