Howdy gang. Short post to start the day; as usual, check back at end.
- Did you know that Logos software now offers a Pentecostal & Charismatic base package? To anticipate your question, as far as I know, it does not uninstall your Bibles.
- Whether it unlocks them so that you can add chapters and books and all? Not sure.
We’ve decided on a theme for our 2015 National Conference! How Do We Fervently Desire Our Delight while Missionalizing the Unmissionalized?
— The Gospel™ Corp (@TheGospelCorp) September 16, 2014
- David Murray links to Top 50 Time Management Articles.
- This prompted Nathan Machel (our Trogdor) to Tweet:
@davidpmurray How are we supposed to make time to read all those?
— Machel (@trogdor42) September 16, 2014
- Aimee Byrd offers some good thoughts about friendships, particularly betwixt men.
- No, I'm not "gay." Thanks for asking.
- Some guy named Rick Joyner claimed to have spent 8 hours in heaven, which he then generously promised to share about on TV and at a conference. He says it's important stuff Christians need to know (and, presumably, can't find sufficiently in our Bibles). At this noting, 3,226 souls "liked" this announcement.
- I say this is exactly why Strange Fire was needed, and why Sufficient Fire is needed.
- Too long for Twitter: In his NAC commentary on Matthew (p. 142f.), Craig Blomberg quotes F. D. Bruner: "Hell is not a doctrine used to frighten unbelievers; it is a doctrine used to warn those who think themselves believers.”
- Craig Blomberg, Matthew, vol. 22, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1992), 142–143.
- Over at Theologically Driven, Ben Edwards also notes the problem of squishiness in Gospel Issues and Weighing Doctrines.
- Without setting out to do so, after last Sunday's sermon I realized I'd preached what was at the same time one of the most pedal-to-the-metal Calvinist and pedal-to-the-metal evangelistic sermons I ever recall preaching. One of the issues on which I spent some expository time was whether faith causes, or results from, regeneration.
- I say that to say this: Mark Snoeberger broaches that same issue over at the DTBS blog, to make the point that there is no middle ground on it.