Posts Tagged ‘Russell Moore’
Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Cory Varden
“When God speaks, creation obeys. When he spoke the universe into existence, it happened (Gen 1:3-26). When he speaks into the cold, dead hearts of sinners, a new creation appears (2 Cor 5:17). When preachers exposit the Word of God and announce that Jesus is the Christ, the church is built (Matt 16:16-18). Whenever God’s Word is proclaimed, something comes into existence that wasn’t there before.
Even a casual observation of the evangelical landscape reveals that much of this church-building, Christ-centered, truth-driven, gospel proclaiming, expository preaching has turned into, well, something else. If the church is going to flourish, then something needs to change
If God’s people are going to be presented “mature in Christ,” then biblical, expository preaching needs to return to the sacred desk of the local churches.”
Excerpt from A Guide to Expository Ministry edited by Dan Dumas of Southern Seminary. I highly commend this great little resource to you. This book provides an insightful glimpse into what it means to preach, listen, and live in an expository manner.
Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Cory Varden
This January is the 40th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Court decision that legalized abortion in our nation for any reason. It also opened the door to deep sorrow and regret for many who chose abortion, thinking it held the promise of “reproductive freedom.” In light of that this week’s Well Said… focuses on some insightful posts this week on this issue.
1. Why I Hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (and Why I Love It Too) from Russell Moore: As we approach next week’s fortieth anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, churches in my tradition will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. I hate that we have to. Let me explain why…
2. Thank You, Mr. President, for These Pro-Life Marching Orders from Justin Taylor
3. Away With Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion from Jared Wilson: You have likely heard this line of reasoning from earnest pro-lifers before. The logic goes something like this: You should be pro-life because you never know if you’ve aborted the next Einstein, the next Beethoven, the next Martin Luther King, Jr., the next Pasteur or Salk, etc. What if you aborted the curer of cancer or AIDS?…
Posted on January 11th, 2013 by Cory Varden
It appears praying is the utmost controversial of issues these days. Though even the hosts of some of the most secular TV shows around can tell someone, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to you”, it’s still a particularly hot button topic. Or as we’ve seen recently, the controversy can revolve more around the individual performing the act and what that individual believes, than the actual act in and of itself. Here are three insightful articles centered on our shifting culturing tide, particularly as it relates to this topic.
1. Louie Giglio and the New State Church – We don’t have a natural right to pray at anyone’s inauguration. But when one is pressured out from a previous invitation because he is too “toxic” for simply mentioning once something universal in the Christian faith, we ought to see what we’re looking at: a state church…
2. The Giglio Imbroglio – The Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House have now declared historic, biblical Christianity to be out of bounds, casting it off the inaugural program as an embarrassment…
3. Pastor Disinvited – If you do not affirm homosexuality then you cannot be fair-minded. Affirmation of homosexual behavior is now a litmus test for President Obama and his political party…
Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by David Burnette
1. Cultivating a Heart for the Lost: Like Paul, our belief in God’s sovereignty ought to lead to a real concern for the lost. Justin Taylor summarizes 7 steps for cultivating a heart for the lost from a sermon by John Piper on Romans 10:1.
2. Why Zombies Matter: Why are we fascinated with zomblies, and what does that have to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Russell Moore with some food for thought on Halloween.
3. I’m Not Much of a Reader: Regardless of how you’re wired, Jared Wilson reminds us how foolish it is to neglect God’s Word simply because you don’t enjoy reading. The God of the universe has spoken, after all.
Posted on September 14th, 2012 by David Burnette
1. Little Kids Need Big Words: Should you avoid using words like “mediator” or “hallowed” when you talk with young kids about the Bible? Trevin Wax explains why he and others chose to keep such words as a part of the Gospel Project curriculum. It’s about taking the “long view.”
2. My Daughter is an Atheist: Al Mohler offers commentary on a columnist’s advice to a Christian mother whose 16-year-old daughter is moving toward atheism. The gospel, and not Christian values, is the power of God unto salvation.
3. Engaging with Mormons: Why do Mormons believe what they do? Are our standard apologetic arguments against Mormon historical/theological/philosophical errors enough? If not, why not? Russell Moore says Mormons believe what they do because, well, they want to.
4. Look Up: Jared Wilson highlights some good advice for believers who tend to look inward more than upward. Fix your eyes on Jesus, not your besetting sins, says J.C. Ryle.
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