Weekend A La Carte (October 12)

I’ve been blessed to spend the previous few days in Hawaii to talk on the Pacific Church Management Convention. What a pleasure it has been to spend time with brothers and sisters from all throughout the area (and with Alistair Begg who’s decidedly not from the area).

In the present day’s Kindle offers embody a few classics and some newer works.

(Yesterday on the weblog: To the Younger Man Who Has Been Requested To Preach for the First Time)

7 Causes Tom Schreiner (Tentatively) Holds to Amillennialism

Justin Taylor tells why Tom Schreiner holds to an amillennial view of the top instances, even whether it is with some hesitation. “It would be hard to find a more gracious and humble commentator than Tom Schreiner. This is especially true when it comes to the controversy of what Revelation 20 teaches on the millennium.”

How Ought to We Describe David’s Sin With Bathsheba?

Right here’s a really level-headed view on a sizzling subject this week: Whether or not David’s sin with Bathsheba amounted to rape.

Mapping America’s Fall Foliage

Right here’s an excellent little map exhibiting America’s fall foliage. (Being in Hawaii this week, I haven’t seen a little bit of it!)

Ethiopia’s Evangelical Prime Minister Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Christianity In the present day stories. “Less than two years since taking office, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has helped Ethiopia achieve the kind of peace and reconciliation once deemed impossible, including resolving a border conflict with its East African neighbor Eritrea.”

A Higher Tone

Joel Belz: “Not since the Civil War, some thoughtful observers are saying, has our nation been so divided. Never so polarized. Never with so many of its citizens set so bitterly against each other.” Whether or not that’s true or not, it’s clear that there’s a lot of division in the meanwhile.

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan to Destroy Church buildings

“On Thursday, throughout a CNN city corridor dedicated to LGBTQ points, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was requested, ‘Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities—should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?’ ‘Yes,’ O’Rourke stated with out hesitation, drawing applause from the Los Angeles viewers.”

Why We Want Bible-Oriented—Not Leisure-Oriented—Preachers

“Earnestness is the demeanor that corresponds to the weight of the subject matter of preaching. The opposite of earnest is not joyful but trivial, flippant, frivolous, chipper.” John Piper explains.

Flashback: 7 Issues Your Church Wants From You

Decide to get to know folks not such as you. There isn’t a motive you shouldn’t have the ability to say that a few of your greatest and closest relationships are with people who find themselves very totally different from you.


The information of God, and the remembrance of his all-seeing presence, are essentially the most highly effective means towards hypocrisy. —Richard Baxter

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