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
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worship in such a way that it won’t be out of date in five years.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.