22 October 2011

Daily Morsels-October 23, 2011

There are a lot of good links today. 

DeYoung on the Seeker Movement:  Kevin DeYoung has good thoughts on dialog between the seeker church movement and the YRRs.  He writes, "I’m not sure how to move forward with the impasse between the YRR world and the church growth world. No doubt, there are unfortunate stereotypes on both sides. For our part, we could learn from our seeker church brethren when it comes to administration, strategy, being honest about stagnation and lack of evangelism, and being sensitive to the way we are perceived by outsiders. We can be intellectually snobbish and blissfully unconcerned about whether the church grows, reproduces, or multiplies. As for those on the seeker church side: I encourage you to read ten theological books for every business book. I encourage you trust in the word of God to do the work of God. I encourage you to listen not just to this culture of Christians, but to the centuries of Christians that have come before. I encourage you to explicitly, unapologetically love theology and teach your people to do the same. I encourage you to worship in such a way that it won’t be out of date in five years. I encourage you to use the language of Zion instead of the language of Collins. I encourage you to proclaim, not just to communicate."  Read the whole thing here

Apologist Mike Licona on doubt:  Read it here

Paul Tripp on prayer:  "But prayer does something else; it reminds us of the reality of our life. The reality of our life is a constant, moment-by-moment dance of sin and grace. Every day, sin rears its ugly head, and every day, grace gives us what we need to deal with sin."  Read it here.  

Spurgeon on studying God:  Read it here

Albert Mohler on modern media:  Read it here

Mike Riccardi on our blindness to glory:  "When Paul says that the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, he is saying that those who do not believe are spiritually dead. The nature of spiritual death is spiritual blindness. To be dead in trespasses and sins is to be unable to see the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."  Read it here

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