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Aug 21, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 7: No Offense, But You are Doing Everything Wrong

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps. For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in! Simply pick up a copy of the book and start reading. If you have missed the previous posts, please read my ... Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 0 Comments

Aug 14, 2010

New Blog Interface

Changes coming soon to the blog. Read more

Category: Announcements | 1 Comments

Aug 11, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 6: How to Ruin Everything

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps. For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in! Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 0 Comments

Aug 10, 2010

Interesting interview on our brains and the internet

Are you finding it harder and harder to concentrate? This may be the reason why. Read more

Category: Current Events | 2 Comments

Aug 10, 2010

Tom Nettles to lecture at MCTS

Join us in Owensboro or on-line; no cost! Read more

Category: Current Events | 0 Comments

Aug 10, 2010

The Gospels, revelation from God, and our Lord Jesus Christ

How do the Gospels present Jesus to us in terms of His relationship to divine revelation? Read more

Category: New Testament, Biblical Theology | 0 Comments

Aug 6, 2010

Some thoughts on Moral Law, Positive Law, the Ten Commandments, the New Covenant, and the Ground of our Justification

All men are in trouble with God due to a broken law which was revealed prior to the New Testament. This very day, those outside of Christ are condemned due to transgressions of a law revealed prior to the New Testament. When Jesus became a curse for elect Jew and Gentile in the first century, he ... Read more

Category: Systematic Theology | 5 Comments

Aug 6, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 5: God Always Gets His Way

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps. For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in! Simply pick up a copy of the book and start reading. If you have missed the previous posts, please read my ... Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 0 Comments

Aug 6, 2010

DeYoung's wrap up on the poor and social justice

"...let’s not turn every possibility into a responsibility and every opportunity into an ought." Read more

Category: Practical Theology | 0 Comments

Aug 3, 2010

Biblical Theology of the Exodus

Yesterday I posted lessons learned from a study of the relationship between the Exodus and the work of Christ. Below are the biblical premises for the conclusions (i.e., lessons). Read more

Category: Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology | 5 Comments

Aug 2, 2010

Lessons from the Exodus: Is the Exodus typological?

Last night I preached on the Exodus and Jesus. Here are some lessons I drew from the study. Read more

Category: Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology | 0 Comments

Aug 2, 2010

New Book: THE THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS IN THE PURITAN TRADITION

This book is recommended by J. Beeke and E. Hulse. Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Books, Missions | 0 Comments

Jul 30, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 4: Cleaning Out the Sheaves

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps. For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in! Simply pick up a copy of the book and start reading. If you have missed the previous posts, please read my ... Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 1 Comments

Jul 28, 2010

Jim Hamilton - Biblical Theology and Preaching

Jim Hamilton article on BT and Preaching. Read more

Category: Biblical Theology, Preaching | 0 Comments

Jul 28, 2010

"Reading Scripture..." - C. Hall: Quote #11 - Chrysostom on reading the NT

A good reminder from a dead man who yet speaks. Swim in the NT! Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments

Jul 28, 2010

History of Hermeneutics (III): A. Jewish - 2. Types of Jewish herm. - II

What is pesher? Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments

Jul 23, 2010

DeYoung on Social Justice and the Church

Kevin De Young has some excellent things to say in light of Luke 4:16-21. He appears to have a firm grasp of sphere sovereignty. Read more

Category: Ecclesiology, Practical Theology | 1 Comments

Jul 23, 2010

"Reading Scripture..." - C. Hall: Quote #10 Basil the Great on old in light of new

Basil's interpretive method illustrates a fundamental patristic hermeneutical principle. Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments

Jul 22, 2010

What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Matt Perman says, "A friend of mine recently recommended The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks good. Here is a short description of some of the author’s findings..." Read more

Category: Current Events | 3 Comments

Jul 22, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 3: One Thing is Necessary

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps. For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in! Simply pick up a copy of the book and start reading. If you have missed the previous posts, please read my ... Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 0 Comments

Jul 22, 2010

"Reading Scripture..." - C. Hall: Quote #9 Gregory of Nazianzus' hermeneutic

What does biblical inspiration imply for hermeneutics? Here's the way one Church Father sees it. Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments

Jul 15, 2010

Church Planting is For Wimps 2: So, How Exactly Does One Plant a Church?

Today we continue our chapter-by-chapter blog discussion of the book Church Planting is For Wimps.  For those of you who may have just been browsing so far, it is not too late to join in!  Simply pick up a copy of the book and start reading.  And if you missed last week’s ... Read more

Category: Book Reviews, Practical Theology, Church Planting | 0 Comments

Jul 15, 2010

"Reading Scripture..." - C. Hall: Quote #8 An Early Church Mother - Melania

Hall discusses the early church "Mothers". Melania the Elder was one of them. Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments

Jul 14, 2010

A Problem with the Doctrine of Infant Baptism in the Westminster Standards

Is there a problem with the doctrine of infant baptism in the Westminster Standards? Read more

Category: Books, Sacraments | 13 Comments

Jul 14, 2010

"Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers" - Christopher A. Hall: Quote #7

From Moses to Jesus - "...for they shall inheret the earth." Are the members of the new covenant more blessed than the chief figure of the old based on Matt. 5:5? And if so, why do the fathers often hear and see where we tend to be deaf and blind? Read more

Category: Historical Theology, Hermeneutics | 0 Comments