Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekend A La Carte (September 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you will want to check out.

For some reason there has been a surge of interest in my book Do More Better. Here are some recent links: the Waiting Tables podcast, aimed at ministry leaders, interviewed me; so did indoubt which targets students. Dan had a brief review while Jonathan focused on the system the book teaches.

Seven Lies I Once Believed about Missions

This article might be interesting no matter who wrote it, but it’s especially interesting coming from Conrad Mbewe whose nation and continent have largely been on the receiving end of missions.

Should I Force My Teen to Go to Church?

R.C. Sproul provides a brief but helpful answer.

The Term “Gospel-Centered”

Alastair Roberts has taken to answering questions from interested individuals. I particularly enjoyed his response to his opinion on the term “gospel-centered.” “Terms like ‘gospel-centred’ typically function in the same way as terms in the science section of shampoo commercials. It isn’t entirely clear what they mean, if they mean anything at all, but they create a desired psychological response in the hearer.”

This Changed Everything

If you are looking to grow in your knowledge of the Reformation, you may enjoy This Changed Everything, a video series that does quite a good (and professional-quality) job of presenting it.

Think about Your Welcome

The first and last elements of your service are often the make or break for visitors. Know your context and prepare to do those elements well.

The Cheap Way To Bless Your Pastor

Kevin DeYoung speaks on their behalf.

Flashback: Are You Going to Hurt Me?

Strength that was given to protect has been used to destroy, what was meant to bless has been used to harm. It has left this trail of fear, this trail of hurt, this trail of devastation.

3 Pivotal Questions on the Reformation and the Doctrine of Justification

My thanks goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week.

The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances. —Elisabeth Elliot

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