Kevin DeYoung Speaks Wisely About Celebrity Pastors

Kevin DeYoung has just posted a manifestly helpful piece on the hot-potato topic of “celebrity pastors.”  I commend it to you; it’s full of wisdom and good theological thinking. Here’s a snatch: Give glory to God for his gifts wherever you find them.This entails three things: 1) We must always remember—and not just give lip [Read More...]

Is President Obama the First Female President?

Don’t ask me.  Ask Kathleen Parker.  She just suggested so–in the Post, no less.  However you answer this question, it seems incontrovertible that men have adapted womanly traits and habits in just about every category–dress, speaking, physicality, you name it.  You have to hand it to Parker–she speaks her mind, with no quarter given to [Read More...]

Naselli on Keswick, Paralyzed Rodney Rogers, and Kluck’s New Press

TEDS PhD student Andy Naselli just published his first dissertation with Logos, Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology (2010).  It is a rich and engaging analysis of Keswick theology that is a genuine contribution to the academic guild.  Graced with a foreword by Tom Schreiner, it is worth your [Read More...]

BookNotes: Coppenger on GCR, DeYoung on Heidelberg, Anyabwile on Muslims

It’s time for a new BookNotes list.  This being the list where we list a few recent noteworthy books.  I’ve got four for you today. You’ve likely heard talk about the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, but until now, there has been no small, easy-to-read introduction to it.  Jedidiah Coppenger of B&H [Read More...]

David Platt, Ben Stiller, and a Fantastic Singer/Songwriter

The booklist for Band of Bloggers has been released, and it includes such brand-new titles as David Platt’s Radical and Kevin DeYoung’s The Good News We Almost Forgot.  There are less than 40 spots left, so to get these and more than $200 of deeply edifying works, sign up post-haste.  This is your final boarding [Read More...]

The Link 7.10.09: Calvin, Yoga, and Mars Hill

1. Happy birthday, Jean Calvin.  Kevin DeYoung has some good words on this incredible man. 2. Charles Krauthammer suggests that President Obama’s latest foreign junket did not go as well as some might think. 3. The NYT covers efforts to create a list of registered yoga teachers.  This one can be filed under ironically hilarious. [Read More...]

The Link 6.12.09: NPR on Sex, Inner-City Transformation, and Patrick Henry College

1. My TEDS buddy Andrew Lisi recently wrote a thoughtful blog on a report by NPR about how sex is, for the younger generation, almost completely separated from any lasting connection or bond. (Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts, NPR) 2. A Wheaton PhD student and friend of mine, Jeremy Treat, shares a stirring story about one [Read More...]

The Link 4.17.09: God’s Will, Ware’s Teaching, and CEO Salaries

1. Kevin DeYoung has just written a really fun and helpful book called Just Do Something about God’s will.  I highly recommend it.  Very quick read, and dispels a lot of confusion about this most agonizing of subjects.  I liked it so much, I picked up my copy of DeYoung’s Why We’re Not Emergent and [Read More...]

The Link 3.6.09–Mat Kearney, Al Mohler, Collin Hansen, and Emotional Ethics

1. Christian Audio is giving away Don Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines Audiobook during this month.  Find it here. If you have not read this book, it is an absolute classic.  I’ll never forget learning from it what meditation of Scripture entailed.  Very, very helpful, especially for young Christians, though it would also help a long-time Christian [Read More...]


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