I thought I would mention that a wonderful book on the Psalms by Charles Spurgeon is now available for free in Kindle format: The Treasury of David. This Kindle edition has the entire text of The Treasury of David and I should note that in print format the book is three volumes.
This book is both an excellent commentary on the Psalms and a great devotional work. Spurgeon himself said about the work, “The delightful study of the Psalms has yielded me boundless profit and ever-growing pleasure; common gratitude constrains me to communicate to others a portion of the benefit, with the prayer that it may induce them to search further for themselves.” I have found it quite edifying myself and am thinking about making it my own devotional reading for 2016. See what you think, and I should note I do not know how long it will be available for free.
This is an intriguing video – a collaboration between Bill Whittle and Stefan Molyneux, titled “On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse”. I suppose it is interesting to me because they address a topic with which I have very little familiarity: r/K Selection Theory. In this video, Bill Whittle joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the various political positions and attitudes – including how they are shaped and explained through r/K Selection Theory. (You can find out more about this at anonymousconservative.com.) I am not sure what I think about this myself, but I think a variation of this might well explain much of what has happened in history.
From the Rev. Rico Tice, speaking at St. Ebbe’s Church in the United Kingdom, here is a thoughtful audio message based on Psalm 49, titled “Seize the Day”. The term carpe diem has certainly taken on a certain popularity in our culture; here, Rico Tice gives a Biblical viewpoint on what it should mean to “seize the day”.
Here is another interview – in my opinion, an important one – on the Eric Metaxas Show: Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is talking with Eric about the war against religious liberty and his book ‘We Cannot Be Silent’.
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 “Is life really meaningless without God?”. If you want to dig deeper into this topic, you can check out chapter 9 of Dr. Bannister’s book, “The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist” (http://theatheistwhodidntexist.com).
I wanted to mention a site I came across today while looking for a PDF of Charles Spurgeon’s A Treasury of David, his work on the Psalms. That site is Search and Trace, and they have quite an assortment of free and discounted Christian e-books available in ePub, MOBI & PDF formats. Included are books such as Redeeming Science by Vern Poythress, Holiness by J.C. Ryle, and others ranging from Augustine to our day. One can even find The Chronicles of Narnia for $1.00 per volume.
If you are seeking Christian e-books, this site would be worth checking out.
Next in the series of sermons on the Book of Revelation by Dr. John Woodhouse is a message titled The Millennium. This is the eighth message in that series, and it is based on Revelation 20. As usual with Dr. Woodhouse, these messages are very much worth hearing.
I thought I would mention this most interesting post by a BAPTIST about liturgy. Dr. Brooks’ church is apparently a liturgical Baptist church, and I have not heard of many of those! He has some good thoughts on liturgy, too.
Originally posted on Engage the Times:
Liturgical worship is coming back into style nowadays, though it has been around for centuries. Some people love it; some people hate it. We started using liturgy in our church several years ago. Here’s why you shouldn’t use it.
The Connections to the Ancient Church
Many people associate the use of liturgy with the Roman Catholic Church. Actually, the Romans were not the first to use liturgy. Liturgy developed in the Early Church, possibly having been influenced by liturgy from Jewish backgrounds. Using liturgy gives a sense of connection to something more than the local church. Liturgy allows a local church to feel connected to the universal church that consists of all true believers through the ages. Today, churches pride themselves on being independent, creating new things, and trying to “start movements.” Liturgy reminds us that we are already part of a greater movement of God’s kingdom on earth. If…
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Continuing with his series on the Book of Acts, here is another message from Phillip Jensen, titled “How to Be Saved”. It is based on Acts 16, which passage tells about, among other things, the account of the imprisonment of Paul and Silas in Philippi, and the conversion of their jailer.
Until today I had not heard of The Lacock Scholars, but they are a talented ensemble – see what you think.