A La Carte (June 23)
Good morning. May the grace of the Master Jesus Christ become with you on this fine day.
Controversy and the Sin of Self-Importance
“ Self-importance is an often-overlooked sin that breeds dissension. It fans the flames of debate. ” Read simply by Trevin Wax creates here…
Part of Me – Jenny & Tyler (Video)
This is a sweet video that could only have already been recorded in the past 12 months. “ I was influenced to write Part of Me while watching my kids adjust and learn to live inside a pandemic. One day these people left school minus warning never returned. They didn’t be able to go to their friends’ birthday parties. Dancing class became virtual. Everything changed. I would like them to know that I realize them. I see their big emotions. We are going to get through this together. ”
Too Young to Dunk? An Examination of Baptists and Baptismal Ages, 1700–1840
“ These days, it’s typical for people to get baptized at 10 or even younger. This is accurate across many credo-baptist traditions, but maybe especially so among Baptists. How does our own current practice sq . with Baptists of the past? ” I enjoyed this little look at the way Baptists have traditionally considered age when it comes to baptism.
twenty Reflections from two decades as a Pastor
I enjoy posts like this one from John Najapfour. “ All through my life as a pastor, I have collected reflections that I would like to share with my fellow ministers and with those who wish to be pastors someday. Listed here are twenty of those reflections…”
thirty Reasons Why It Is a Neat thing to Be a Pastor
In a comparable vein, here are thirty reasons from Ruben Piper as to why this is a great thing to be a pastor.
The particular Psalm 1 Existence
“ If I aspire to something, it’s to live a Psalm 1 lifetime. Psalm 1 captivates me. It pictures two ways of lifestyle. There are only two ways, after all. We think you can find more, but the option before us is usually binary. ”
Preachers Have to Preach
Kevin DeYoung: “ Let me ask of those sitting in the pew, do you come to the term expectant each week, ready in heart and mind to hear an excellent word from our excellent God? Are you persuaded that what you need to listen to from the pulpit is of far greater importance than what you need to see on your own favorite television show, what you should read from your favorite website, what you need to hear from your favorite podcasting? Are you letting punditry shape you a lot more than preaching? ”
Flashback: Exactly why Making Decisions Is really Hard
Decisions are difficult only because we are prone to misplace our comfort, to find our own hope in a eyesight of the future more than in the one who holds the future.
God’s can permitting Satan so far must make all of us patient, and yet His power restraining Satan from doing worse, must give us comfort. —William Perkins