Links for July 4, 2006

"The middle 'is losing members' because the middle has disappeared. When these two positions meet, there is not room for a principled middle ground. This is a titanic clash of worldviews and theological understandings."Al Mohler on a sign of the times - the evaporation of the middle. "In the real world we face binary questions ... and they reach this status precisely at the point when desperate efforts to find 'middle ground' fail."(tags: mohler postmodernism)"This ... touches on something that … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 2 – Isaiah 9 by Dave Stroud

Well, we just had another stirring time of worship here in Brighton, during which Terry Virgo shared a prophetic word about how God was calling us to a kingdom culture which turns the world on its head.There is again a tangible anticipation as the preacher starts his message. This message is being preached by Dave Stroud, the current leader of newfrontiers in the UK and Christ Church- a growing church plant in London. It feels like only a short time since the last message - because it … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 1 – Acts 7- 8, 11:19 by Stephen van Rhyn

After a fantastic time of worship, the team welcomed every nation present - there were more here than ever before. Together on a Mission is a truly international conference with people from as far a field as America and South Africa. Terry Virgo introduced the speaker who leads the newfrontiers church in Cape Town, which was previously led by Simon Petit.To begin to speak on the martyrdom of Stephen at the beginning of an exciting Christian gathering might seem like an unusual choice. But … [Read more...]

TOAM – Live Blogging Together on a Mission – The Prelude

Well, it was always going to be done, but I think I am the first to use the abbreviation TOAM - after all, we had T4G for Together for the Gospel, so this is almost as cool.Here I am . . . all packed and ready and just about to leave for the conference. Some Christians are a bit dismissive of conferences and wonder what all the fuss is about. I say a conference is the closest thing to heaven we are likely to experience on earth!The gathering from the nations. Old friends, brothers and sisters … [Read more...]

newfrontiers Special Edition of Links for July 3, 2006

Today's links aim to serve as an introduction to newfrontiers ahead of the conference blogging that I hope to be doing this week:Speakers at newfrontiers - "Together on a Mission"See short details about the exciting line-up for this week's "Together On a Mission" conference in Brighton, UK. This international conference gathers over 3000 leaders and young potential leaders from around the world. I am starting to salivate already!(tags: newfrontiers)newfrontiers Resources: BooksThey say you can … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Speaking the Truth in Love, Part 2

This post is part of an attempt to bring Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones along for the ride, blogging through the Together for the Gospel statement. So far I have posted from the Doctor's writings on The Introduction and Articles 1 , 2 and 3. I have also posted material from John Piper on articles 1 and 2 and have written myself on the Introduction as well as a combined post on Articles 1 and 2. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full - it is available as a … [Read more...]

Piper Friday – Truth and Pragmatism (T4G Article III)

This post is part of an attempt to bring John Piper along for the ride, blogging through the Together for the Gospel statement. I have already posted a quote from him on Building our Lives on the Bible, the subject of the first two articles. Today we will bring you Piper on "Truth and Pragmatism" - the subject of the third article of the T4G statement. I have also posted from Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones writings on The Introduction and Articles 1, 2, and 3. I have also posted myself on the … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Speaking the Truth in Love (T4G Article III )

This post is part of an attempt to bring Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones along for the ride, blogging through the Together for the Gospel statement. So far I have posted from the Doctor's writings on The Introduction and Articles 1 and 2 . I have also posted myself on the Introduction as well as a combined post on Articles I and II. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full - it is available as a pdf or Google's HTML version.This post is part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

Links for June 18, 2006

"Driscoll says nonbelievers don't come to the church for the same reason that people don't gravitate to homes that are guarded by a couple of pit bulls..there are ways of guarding a house that are more discreet and that can give the house an inviting air."(tags: jollyblogger missional) Mathew Sims on the Atonement - T4G Article 6(tags: atonement T4GB)"I'd have to give Adrian's Blog a "D-" in salvation preparedness. There I was, in their midst for a whole week, and nobody tried to save me."Daily … [Read more...]

Links for June 17, 2006

Dave Warnock Gets to T4G Article 2Not surprisingly, he finds things with which to disagree . . .(tags: T4GB bible)"The Atonement is truly part of the hope of the Gospel: each of us was lost and condemned in our sins, but God provided a perfect sacrifice for us...He was full of wrath because we stole His glory and ignored His beauty. His wrath had to be appeased.""This is not a case of cosmic child abuse, but love on a grand scale," says Mathew Sims.(tags: atonement)Defending my Father's Wrath - … [Read more...]


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