The Supremacy of Christ – Piper Sermon Jam

This is absolutely powerful!

By |August 3rd, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues? | Excellent opinion article from Michael Brown. Great closing line: “It’s time to say to say goodbye to this watered-down, sin-excusing, so-called gospel that offers everything and calls for nothing. It’s time to get back to the cross and back to the truth. Otherwise, as America collapses in a heap of amoral ruin, the soft preachers of America will be largely to blame.”

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The Super Bowl as a Theology of Women | This thought provoking article dissects what we really believe about women as evidenced through iconic events like the Super Bowl. This made me think a lot!

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Book Review: Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart | Tim Challies reviews J.D. Greear’s newest work. Challies gives it a hearty thumbs up.

By |February 5th, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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A Few Reasons King’s Vision for America Remains Unfulfilled | Thabiti shares some very keen observations regarding King’s ideology and current affairs.

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9 Things You Should Know About MLK Jr. | Joe Carter gives us a tidbits of info regarding this American hero that was quite influential in the political, cultural, spiritual and racial shift of our nation.

By |January 21st, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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5 Reasons to Read the Heidelberg Catechism | Compelling reasons from Kevin DeYoung to read this great creed and confession on its 450th anniversary.

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Lance Armstrong and faux repentance | Steve Meister, at The Cripplegate, writes about true repentance and Lance Armstrong’s attempts at confession at the church of Oprah.

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7 Lessons on Blogging | Thom Rainer shares his observations from the last three years of blogging.

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Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians | Great short piece from Winfield Bevins at ProjectTGM on Count Zinzendorf and the movement he was instrumental catalyzing.

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5 Factors in the Rise of Reformed Theology Among African Americans | Reformed theology is nothing new. So why do more African Americans seem to be adopting it now? Informational piece from Jemar Tisby.

By |January 19th, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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8 Cultural Trends the Church Needs to Understand | Joseph Mattera writes in CharismaNews about how to Prepare for the New Normal. Interesting commentary he gives on what he calls hyper-grace churches and antinomianism.

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Summary of some of the top blogs on Lou Giglio’s U-Turn on the Inaugural Benediction | Bob Kelleman sums up some of these. You can all read JD Greear’s take on it here.

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Tim Keller and Andy Stanley – Preaching to Non-Believers in the midst | Via Trevin Wax, interesting take away from two very distinct preachers on their focus of preaching with non-believers in mind.

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Spurgeon on Church Growth Strategy | Via Justin Taylor, on Why Spurgeon Thought the Plain Preaching of the Gospel was Sufficient to Grow a Church.

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Sam Storms and his Eschatological Journey | Sam Storms unpacks his trajectory of moving from a premillennial view in his eschatological journey to an amillennial position.

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2013 – The Year You Become an Evangelist | From Project TGM – Why evangelism should be a regular, normal and natural  inclination for Christ followers. Be sure to read Part 2.

By |January 14th, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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Genocide in Shades of Pink | Disturbing article on the gender genocide that has taken place around the world. Read this: then pray, weep and act. The church must and can take an active role in this.

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13 Thoughts About Pastoral Prayers | Brandon Cox shares some practical tips to make your pastoral prayers during the service fresh and give them a change-up.

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Michael Hyatt reviews the iPad mini — Good review that further demonstrates that the smaller form factor of these tablets gets more use than the larger tablets. Why didn’t Apple foresee this. I bought a Nexus 7 before these were announced and I use it a lot more than I ever used my 10″ iPad.

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Four Book Summaries from Auxano — Check out these book summaries. Download the PDF for the summary on Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book.

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The Death of the Mall and the Future of Church Buildings — Thom Rainer looks at the correlation between the decline of the mega-mall and its relationship to church facilities.

By |January 9th, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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Things People Should Never Say They Never Heard at Your Church | As a pastor I can identify with this list Kevin DeYoung puts together. You would never want people to leave your church over time and not have some basic mastery of some of the essentials of the faith.

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20 Creative and awesome things made out of cardboard | Francesco Mugnai — designer extraordinaire reveals some fun and creative designs made out of cardboard.

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Youth unemployment at all time highs – Article from the Washington Examiner spits out statistics from December’s Millennial Jobs Report. This will have great implications for our country and strong implications for how the Church reaches this burgeoning demographic. Trends like this one continue to impact cultural, idealogical and societal shifts in this generation.

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Q&A with Pastor Mark at Catalyst | Brad Lomenick interviews Mark Driscoll about his new book Who Do You Think You Are?

By |January 7th, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|

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For Worship Leaders & Worship Teams | Some great insight from Zac Hicks for all worship leaders to keep in perspective. Great heart check stuff and kudos for the Braveheart reference.
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New Year’s Resolutions | Paul David Tripp gives his take on New Year’s resolutions and what brings real and lasting change.
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Most Popular DIY Projects of 2012 | Lifehacker.com lists their most popular DIY projects of the past year. There are some things there for all skill levels.
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32 Ways to Memorize Scripture | Mark Driscoll gives some new-school and old-school ways to memorize Scripture. Some really good practical tips.

 

By |January 1st, 2013|Mashup|0 Comments|