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From Preaching Matters: Kevin DeYoung on “Preaching or Social Action?”

May 4, 2016

Here is another episode of Preaching Matters from St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London.  In this one, the Rev. Kevin DeYoung addresses some questions that are important for every church, as their website states:

Can a ‘church’ be a good church if it minimises the importance of preaching? Or if it does not engage with social action? How does the New Testament help set our priorities for ministry and preaching? Should a pastor preach on things such as political matters, social matters or current controversies? Kevin DeYoung helps us answer these and other questions from the Scriptures.

From The Gospel Coalition: an interview with the Rev. Dr. Lee Gatiss on teaching the Book of Malachi

May 3, 2016

Here is an interview by Nancy Guthrie where she talks with Lee Gatiss about how to teach the Book of Malachi.  Dr. Gatiss teaches at Cambridge University, is an adjunct lecturer in church history at Union School of Theology in Wales, and is director of Church Society. Among other accomplishments, he has recently written a bookThe Forgotten Cross.  I think you will find this interview helpful.

 

This month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio: “Delighting in God” by A.W. Tozer

May 2, 2016

This month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio.com is Delighting in God by A.W. Tozer.  The notes say that “Delighting in God is the message Tozer intended to be the follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy. He demonstrates how the attributes of God–those things God has revealed about himself–are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. We are here to serve and adore him, but we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who he is, which is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort.”  And that is certainly something of which we need to be reminded in this day and age – try it out and see what you think.

Stefan Molyneux: “Does Europe Stand a Chance?”

May 1, 2016

With some interesting thoughts on the European migrant crisis, here is a video from Stefan Molyneux titled “Does Europe Stand a Chance?”

From The Eric Metaxas Show: Eric interviews Josh McDowell

April 30, 2016

In this interview with Eric Metaxas, noted apologist Josh McDowell discusses his latest book, ‘The Beauty of Intolerance’ co-written with his son Sean.

Mark Dever interview of Phillip Jensen at Together for the Gospel

April 29, 2016

If you know and respect Phillip Jensen, you will like this interview of him by Mark Dever.  As the Anglican Church League says, “In an enjoyable and encouraging interview, Phillip introduces his hearers to Sydney Anglicans and the English Reformation, explains why Anglicanism is the way it is now, and much more.”

 

Something Different: The Norton Hall Band performs “Take My Life”

April 28, 2016

I cannot say I have heard The Norton Hall Band before, but this is quite a worshipful rendition of the hymn Take My Life and Let It Be.  See what you think.

The Rev. Jon Teasdale: “Living Holy Lives” (1 Timothy 2)

April 27, 2016

Here is a message from the Rev. Jon Teasdale of Jesmond Parish Church in the United Kingdom, titled Living Holy Lives.  It is based on 1 Timothy 2 and Rev. Teasdale makes this point in his introduction: “As Christians we can’t just talk the talk. We have to back up what we say we believe with action – we have to walk the walk as well. And this evening’s passage is a good reminder for both men and women, that how we walk must be consistent with how we talk.”  He addresses how we do this in the sermon, and you can read it at the link, or watch it below.

The Rev. Vaughan Roberts: “The Two Witnesses” (Revelation 10:1-11:19)

April 24, 2016

From the Rev. Vaughan Roberts of St. Ebbe’s Church in the United Kingdom, here is a thoughtful audio message based on Revelation 10:1-11:19, titled “The Two Witnesses” that you can hear below.  This is the sixth in a series on “I Saw Heaven Open”, on some passages in Revelation, and this is a very good series of messages.

From RZIM Canada: Dr. Andy Bannister on “Isn’t faith in God just like belief in Santa?”

April 23, 2016

Here, from RZIM Canada, is another in their video series on “Short Answers to Big Questions”, where they plan to address fifty of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them.  In this one, Dr. Andy Bannister answers the question “Isn’t faith in God just like belief in Santa?”.

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