Finished reading: Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond. Short, sensitive, biblical, and clear. It is a perfect introduction to this sober topic. Thanks @erikraymond. 📚
Non-parent mentors matter. And the upcoming school break is a good time to invest in a teen you know. So send a text and schedule something today.
Currently reading and loving: Reformed Preaching by Joel Beeke 📚
Finished reading: The Unfolding Word by Zach Keele 📚 Watch for a coming review.
An important link (#2) in my better leading, better meeting blogchain was missing. It’s fixed, so now you get more reading recs.
common curse or common grace?
I’m enjoying the new Paleo Protestant Pudcast by @oldlife this week. Check it out. anchor.fm/darryl-ha…
🎵 Consider Abraham
Takeaways from George P. Shultz on trust 13 page PDF:
Updated my OPC Form of Government Commentary page.. Dr. Strange has added commentary on meetings, ordination, installation, and more.
🎵 Ever wish you could have just one more day?
What kind of idealist are you? There’s a kind you don’t want to be.
Finished reading: Faithful and Fruitful: Essays for Elders and Deacons. Straightforward essays on a wide range of special topics including pastoral review, hospitality, and avoiding burnout. 📚
Happy birthday #Tucson! Looking pretty good for 246 (maybe 4,000).
La Luz del Dia in downtown Globe, AZ. Breakfast burrito: 👍🏻(x2). Best enjoyed with friends.
Reformed Evangelism: “the promise of the gospel…together with the command to repent and believe, ought to be declared and published to all nations and to all persons promiscuously and without distinction, to whom God out of His good pleasure sends the gospel.” (CoD II:5.)
When John Calvin helped with the refugee crisis in Geneva, he was thinking about people made in the image of God. Learn more in this good article by Chris Woznicki and Jesse Gentile. § Twtr: @CWoznicki @JesseGentile
🎵 Listening to Hank this AM… I Heard My Mother Praying for Me
Imitating the Trinity as Trinity is not a biblical way of talking. We are told to imitate God the Father in his relationship to humanity; to be imitators of God as beloved children; to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect (sending his rain on the just and the unjust). But most of the equipment of trinitarian theology points to ways in which God differs from us, not ways in which God is like us.
Following up on my sermon today from 1 Corinthians 5, here’s a good article by Carl Trueman that’s worth your time: Discipline, Dirty Hands, and the Silent Abolition of Christianity.
If you need a study Bible for older kids, mine like using the ESV Student Study Bible. It’s a good all-around study Bible, especially for jr high and high schoolers.