The Link 7.17.09: Fetuses Have Memories, Redemption Groups, and Obama on Responsibility

1. This just in: fetuses have memories.  If enough time passes, the personhood of fetuses will be a fact, one demonstrated by science.  What will that mean for the pro-choice movement? (Picture: Gray’s Anatomy) 2. Mars Hill Church of Seattle has a cool program going: Redemption Groups.  Love the attention they give to reaching lost [Read More...]

At SBTS, Fidelity Matters: A Friendly Response to Dave Doran

For those of you who did not follow my post about the Southern Seminary sesquicentennial and the subsequent discussion it sparked, Andy Naselli put together a nice blog about the two sides related to the McCall Pavilion controversy at Southern.  I’ll skip a lengthy summary and say this: Greg Gilbert and Mark Rogers agreed with [Read More...]

The SBTS Sesquicentennial: Recapping A Celebration of Faith

Today Southern Seminary–or, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary–celebrated its 150th anniversary.  This is known in fancy chronological language as a sesquicentennial. The day was an eventful and meaningful one.  Events at SBTS included a lunch at 12:30pm that drew way over 1000 people; a time for campus tours and fellowship afterwards; and a ceremony at [Read More...]

The Hard Work of New England Ministry: A Report from a Recent Conference

Some will recall that I blogged about a pastors’ conference with pastor-theologian Steven Lawson in New England in early April 2009.  Here’s a report from the organizer, Dave Ricard, the man who runs the New England Center for Expository Preaching, an internship program that brings interns to preach in a variety of New England churches [Read More...]

The Sweetness of Sport: ESPN on Small-School Basketball

“With another 100-point night in the books, the Elliott County Lions have adjourned to the Penny Mart (“Deli-Propane-Lotto” reads the sign). Here, playing rook amid the motor oil and fishing hooks and canned goods, they are rural royalty. The chicken wings, cheeseburgers and slushies are free for the boys after every game, enthusiastically provided by [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...]

Making Men Moral: What Is Union University?

In the course of live-blogging this conference, I have thought a few times that it might be helpful to clue readers in a little further to Union University.  Some readers, particularly those located in the North, may not have heard much about this school.  Let me say, very quickly, that I cannot count myself an [Read More...]

The Link: January 30, 2009

1. If you are a young or aspiring pastor and/or elder, you need to get pastor Brian Croft’s Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness (Day One, 2008).  I first heard about this book from my friend Adam Embry, and recently read through it.  It is highly valuable as a practical resource [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 31, 2008

1. Don’t let the polls affect your voting. So says no less an authority than Karl Rove.  If you initially disagree with him, think about 2000…and 2004… 2. The Henry Center is sponsoring a “Day with Dr. Don” at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA on December 8.  That’s their title, not ours.  He’ll be [Read More...]

Excellent Material from the reThink Conference on Family Ministry

I’m back in the states, and recently received word on an important and helpful conference on family ministry: “A couple of weeks ago Providence Baptist Church the reThink Conference 08 in Raleigh, NC. The conference came about as a result of Steve Wright’s book on family equipping entitled reThink. What started small has gained tremendous [Read More...]


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