links for 2006-04-20
- “The pastor’s concentrated attention to the theological task is necessary for the establishment of faithful preaching, God-honoring worship, and effective evangelism in the local church.” He must be able to isolate what is of greatest theological gravity.
- “Evangelicals are notoriously easy prey for the “next best thing” and McLaren writes in a compelling manner. But [his] solutions appear to be the ever-changing musings of a somewhat disgruntled, but very articulate, intellect.”
- “I know we shouldn’t shoot the messenger just because we don’t like the message. But what if we’re not sure the messenger even HAS the message?
- Directed at pastors, these recommendations are valid for all Christians. Without a “plan,” your good intentions will be hijacked by urgent issues of secondary importance. Eventually there will be a withering of your soul.
- Ligon Duncan posts an article by B. B. Warfield (containing one of Sinclair Ferguson’s favorite Shorter Catechism stories). “Religion does not come of itself. It must always be a matter of instruction.”
- Lloyd-Jones shows how all our needs are contained in three petitions within the Lord’s Prayer. It’s what makes it such an amazing prayer!
- Ohio State University officially informs Christian librarian that charges of “sexual harrassment” leveled at him by two homosexual professors just for recommending “The Marketing of Evil” have been dropped.