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Dean Phillip Jensen: “The Promise of the Son” (Genesis 5)

November 13, 2014

This talk by Dean Phillip Jensen comes from a series of talks on Genesis 1-12 sometime ago at a conference.  The title of this video is “The Promise of the Son” and it is based on Genesis 5.  It is indeed a wonder and a comfort that the Gospel is seen even at this time in Scripture, upon the Fall.

Dr. John Woodhouse on the Thirty-Nine Articles: Article 1. “Of Faith in the Holy Trinity” or Which God do you trust?

November 12, 2014

This is a new discovery for me – a lecture series by Dr. John Woodhouse of Moore College in Australia on the Thirty-Nine Articles.  I’d call it an introduction to, and overview of, the Articles, and the first of these lectures is on Article 1. “Of Faith in the Holy Trinity” or Which God do you trust?  I’d say this is well worth hearing, particularly because these truths as expressed by our spiritual forefathers may very well show us our own blind spots.

For Armistice Day: “To End All Wars” from Glen Scrivener

November 11, 2014

Today being November 11, I wanted to post this reflection by the Rev. Glen Scrivener – who is probably one of the most creative thinkers out there.  Quite a thought-provoking video.

From Prager University: “The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians”

November 11, 2014

This is a presentation by Raymond Ibrahim, author of The Al-Qaeda Reader, on “The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians”, from Prager University.  He starts out by making this point:

“Which is the most persecuted religious group in the world today? The answer in terms of sheer numbers and sheer horror might surprise you. It’s Christians, specifically Christians living in Muslim-majority countries, countries where Christians often preceded Muslims by centuries. I’m not talking about ‘War on Christmas’ type harassment; I’m talking about ‘know your place or we’re going to kill you’ persecution. Astonishingly, the Western mainstream media barely acknowledge what is happening.”

A transcript is available here.

From Bill Whittle: “Give Back the Senate!”

November 10, 2014

From commentator Bill Whittle, here is his latest Firewall, titled “Give Back the Senate”.  In this video, he talks about how destructive what he calls “the Progressive Amendments” have been.  He makes some good points – particularly that freedom can be stolen in the name of democracy.

Another free book in Kindle format: “If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life” by Alister McGrath

November 9, 2014

I wanted to call attention to another free ebook in Kindle format: If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, by Prof. Alister McGrath.  If you like C.S. Lewis or Alister McGrath – and certainly if you like both – this book could be very much worth reading.  The Amazon notes say:

What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks.

What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination; from his role as a Christian apologist during World War II to his growth as a celebrated author of classic children’s literature. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?

Let McGrath be your insightful guide to an intriguing conversation with Lewis about the ultimate questions.

I have downloaded If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life myself and am looking forward to reading it – see what you think about it.

Dr. Al Mohler on John 15:18-27

November 8, 2014

Here, via the Anglican Church League, is a message by Dr. Al Mohler on John 15:18-27.  As the ACL notes, in this sermon Dr. Mohler reflects on what it means to be hated by the world.

From Preaching Matters: Dr. Andrew Sach on preaching the Book of Revelation

November 6, 2014

From St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London, here are some thoughts from Dr. Andrew Sach on preaching from the Book of Revelation – quite interesting.

This month’s free audiobook from christianaudio: “The Attributes of God”, Vol. 1 by A.W. Tozer

November 4, 2014

This month’s free audio book from christianaudio is “The Attributes of God, Vol.1″ by A.W. Tozer. If you would like a look at God’s attributes that will inspire your devotional life, this is a wonderful book for that – and it is free!

Something Different: St. Cloud State University Choir performs “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo

November 3, 2014

I found this performance of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s “The Ground” to be quite beautiful – the St. Cloud State University Choir, conducted by Dr. Matthew Ferrell, can be justly proud of what they have accomplished in this piece.



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