Links for June 2, 2006

Freedom from Quiet Time Guilt"At one time or another, every sincere believer feels a deep sense of failure and the accompanying feelings of guilt and shame because he or she has failed to set aside a separate time for Bible study and prayer." HT Bob Hayton.(tags: bible prayer worship)"I recommend them all highly, without reservation. (And you know how rare it is for me to give anything an unqualified recommendation.)"Phil Johnson on the T4G sessions, which he has finished listening to on his … [Read more...]

Piper Friday – Building Our Lives on the Bible

In a sermon entitled Building Our Lives on the Bible Piper stresses the vital place of building our lives on the Bible - it seemed appropriate to share this quote with you as we have been looking at the place of doctrine and Scripture, thanks to the T4G statement challenge."We are a people of the Book. We know God through the Book. We meet Christ in the Book. We see the cross in the Book. Our faith and love are kindled by the glorious truths of the Book. We have tasted the divine majesty of the … [Read more...]

Links for May 31, 2006

Mathew Sims on the T4G Statement, Part 4(Tags: T4GB)Mathew Sims Gets to Part 5. . . and I've only posted one . . . still this T4G statement is sure making for some interesting blogging!(Tags: T4GB)"If any single quote could encapsulate why I am not a Christian, this one, by C. J. Mahaney, has to be it. The sheer, hideous inanity of a god that demands a blood sacrifice from an innocent in repayment for the sins of the guilty is beautifully captured here. It is a theology that captures the worst … [Read more...]

T4G – What's the Big Deal About Women Elders?

Mark Dever has a great post over at the T4G blog which hammers home their reasons for prioritising the complementarianism versus egalitarianism issue in their statement. You might feel that the issue of whether or not women should hold the position of elder is a relatively minor point of theology. These guys clearly do not! I am going to take the liberty of quoting the last few paragraphs of this, but do go and read it all: "Well then," you might say, "why don't you leave this issue of … [Read more...]

Links for May 30, 2006

"What we are doing right now is fighting for joy. We are fighting to believe in God and not in ourselves ... That's why we're singing right now: because we're fighting for joy in what He has done, not what we have done."Bob Kauflin at New Attitude(tags: SGM)"The Old Testament is a collection of books that can be summarized in two words: promises made ... the New Testament, a history of promises kept."Dever at New Attitude(tags: SGM dever)"There is no neutral ground. Every square inch, every … [Read more...]

Mathew Sims – T4G Blogger Extraordinaire

I don't know how I missed what this guy has been up to, but I wanted to feature Mathew Sims over here. Perhaps his blog wasn't featuring on Google Blogsearch it is now.He is fairly STORMING ahead in a romp through the T4G statement, and is an inspiration to the rest of us sluggards like me about what is possible! If you are looking for inspiration as you join the free Christian book challenge, then look no further than this series of posts . . . .T4G: Affirmation & Denials, Part 3 T4G: … [Read more...]

T4G – The Introduction and When to Give Up the Fight

Well, time flies. I can't believe it is now two weeks since I launched my challenge to blog through the T4G statement and I STILL haven't posted my own first post! I get the feeling that this is all going to take awhile. Still, I do think the document is worthy of an extended examination so it's not too late for you to hop aboard. It is not as though I have forgotten T4G, however, as a quick look at my Together for the Gospel Round-up Post (which contains links to all my posts about the … [Read more...]