A Word-Centered Culture Instead of a Man-Centered Culture – Tom Schreiner discusses how pastors can create a Word-centered rather than a man-centered ministry. This is a vital discussion for our day as many churches neglect the Bible either directly or indirectly. This is a very helpful article for those in vocational ministry as well as for all Christians.
In Season and Out of Season: Expository Readiness – Professor Don Whitney makes a confession that many preachers hide. He writes in part one of a two-part post, “I never feel fully prepared to preach.” Whitney engages Paul’s command in 2 Timothy 4:2 to be ready in and out of season. This is particularly helpful for preachers of the Word as Whitney probes the question, “How can we stay ready in light of our inability to be fully prepared?”
Review: What is the Meaning of Sex? – I know I keep sending you to the blog at Southern Seminary (and no this is not because I am a student at Boyce College and hopeful future student at SBTS…per se), but their revamped blog has had some good stuff lately. I have been looking forward to the release of Professor Denny Burk’s book for a while now. Here is a review of the book as well as snippets from a recent interview with Burk where he answers important questions about his book and the issues it addresses.
The Scandal and Sweetness of John 3:16 – William Boekestein writes, “John 3:16 has become so familiar that we no longer find its words astonishing. But this remarkable verse reveals amazing truth that should delight us every time we hear it.” He then unfolds the reach, reality, and riches of God’s love.
Be the Smile of God to Your Children – A word from Joe Rigney to parents. This is a must read.
Happy Birthday Daddy Bill – Since I missed it yesterday, I thought it would be good to close out this Morning Mashup with this sweet piece by Tullian Tchividjian in which he gives a tribute to his grandfather, the one and only, Billy Graham who celebrated his 95th birthday yesterday.
God covers under the wings of His care each single one of His creatures –John Calvin