Category: Across the Web

Stop the Press! Get these CHEAP Books Immediately!

Stop the Press! Get these CHEAP Books Immediately!

January 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The following books are currently available for your Amazon Kindle at a very reasonable price. You should pick them up immediately because they are (1) cheap and (2) part of a series that has proven itself time and time again. While it’s true that some are better than others, for the most part they are […]

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The Top Ten Books that I read in 2013…

The Top Ten Books that I read in 2013…

December 23, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

In 2013 I think it’s safe to say that I read over 200 books. The fact that I just typed that actually freaks me out a little bit because that means that I averaged reading about 3.85 books a week. Apparently this confirms what everyone suspects: I’m a nerd. Oh well. Ha ha! Though not […]

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Clergy Housing Exemption unconstiutional?

Clergy Housing Exemption unconstiutional?

November 25, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Three great articles on the “Clergy Housing Exemption” issue… The Gospel Coalition Thom Rainer Internet Monk Thoughts?

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Being a pastor is not hard. It’s very easy. You’re just lazy.

Being a pastor is not hard. It’s very easy. You’re just lazy.

November 25, 2013 | By | 8 Comments

I am interested in your thoughts concerning this article by Mike Niebauer at The Gospel Coalition and the comments that follow. In light of 1 Timothy 5:17-18, what do you think of Paul’s use of the word labor in regards to ministry of teaching and preaching? Is it legit? Labor: κοπιάωa; κόποςa, ου m: to […]

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Pennington’s Case Against Continuationism…

Pennington’s Case Against Continuationism…

October 18, 2013 | By | 15 Comments

I already wrote a long post on Strange Fire, so this will be a little shorter. Tim Challies has posted Tom Pennington’s case for Cessationism. It probably has the most substance for Continuationists to consider out of all that has been shared thus far at MacArthur’s anti-charismatic rally. Pennington suggests there are four chief arguments for the […]

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Strange Fire Turns Toward Strained Polemics

Strange Fire Turns Toward Strained Polemics

October 17, 2013 | By | 49 Comments

So the firestorm from the Strange Fire Conference has been steadily building throughout the past few weeks and is now in full swing. When word got out that the conference was going to take place and that John MacArthur was releasing a book of the same name, Dr. Michael Brown appealed to MacArthur to embrace […]

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On John Piper’s Twister Tweet

On John Piper’s Twister Tweet

May 22, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

There’s quite the stir over a recent tweet that John Piper made: I appreciate a lot of what Nate Pyle wrote. I think Piper’s tweet could certainly have been misunderstood, which is probably why Piper went on to remove the tweet and posted a more compassionate thought on the devastation experienced this past week. Pyle’s concerns about being […]

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A Political Rant Born From a Deeper Theological Conviction than “Americanism”

A Political Rant Born From a Deeper Theological Conviction than “Americanism”

April 23, 2013 | By | 10 Comments

Make no mistake, when it comes to politics, I am not left leaning nor “liberal.” Those terms are fast losing meaning, but when I think about social issues and politics, I know that I do not fall in line with many of the ideas that my Democrat friends suggest. I am not going to list […]

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Reflecting on Dave Workman’s Thoughts on Pastoral Pretending

Reflecting on Dave Workman’s Thoughts on Pastoral Pretending

February 15, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

Dave Workman is awesome. I haven’t personally met him, but I’ve greatly benefited from his book The Outward-Focused Life.  If you are interested in learning about being a servant or “servant evangelism” or aspects of missional theology, this book is a great starting point. A number of people who are a part of the church I serve […]

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Misreading Statements, Jumping to Conclusions, & Selectively Leading Readers

Misreading Statements, Jumping to Conclusions, & Selectively Leading Readers

February 15, 2013 | By | 9 Comments

As some of you may know, Sovereign Grace Ministries, led by C.J. Mahaney, has been facing a lawsuit for a case of child abuse. For a quick recap, see here and here. Many have been calling for some sort of a clarification from those affiliated with SGM, but it appears that everyone close to SGM and […]

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Across the Web – 01/28/13

Across the Web – 01/28/13

January 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Trevin Wax has a good article, “Why Did Jesus Say He Came Only for Israel?”  This is a good article on issues related to the Gospels and Jesus’ mission! Joe Carter does a FAQ, from a perspective of a member of the Gospel Coalition, on Women in Combat. I tend to find it’s conclusions and general […]

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Playing by a Different Set of Academic Standards: Responding to Mohler’s Comments on the Vineyard

Playing by a Different Set of Academic Standards: Responding to Mohler’s Comments on the Vineyard

November 16, 2012 | By | 7 Comments

There are some commonly held “rules of engagement” when scholars interact with each other and opposing ideas. And if those scholars happen to be Christians, I would assume that more care would be taken to be loving, gracious, and humble in how one approaches others and their views. Christian Scripture indicates that those qualities are […]

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Confused by a Decision: LifeWay, What Gives?

Confused by a Decision: LifeWay, What Gives?

October 24, 2012 | By | 14 Comments

I’m not a huge fan of the methodology, arguments, and thinking of some of Rachel Held Evans. She is provocative and raises important issues, but I find her arguments sometimes less than compelling. She should still be read by anyone interested in issues related to gender, evangelicalism, progressive Christianity, etc. That being said…

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The Chick-Fil-A Hoopla

The Chick-Fil-A Hoopla

August 1, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

So I was going to write a long post about what I thought concerning today’s “Support Chick-Fil-A” reverse boycott. I planned on explaining that I’m sure the intentions of those who started this idea and promoted it and took part in it were probably nothing but good. I was going to say that if I […]

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<em>Themelios</em> is out!

Themelios is out!

April 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The latest issue of Themelios is out. Lots of excellent articles, essays, and book reviews. Stand outs include: “John Owen on Union with Christ and Justification” “The Earth Is Crammed with Heaven: Four Guideposts to Reading and Teaching the Song of Songs” “The Profit of Employing the Biblical Languages: Scriptural and Historical Reflections” A review […]

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Across the Web – 03/13/12

Across the Web – 03/13/12

March 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Stanley E. Porter is blogging. This is huge news. If you are into theology and appreciate discussions about Greek, this needs to be added this to your Google Reader. He writes, “In this blog, I will often be discussing—in no particular order and at no particular time—three areas of great concern to me. These are […]

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God’s Meticulous Sovereignty in Tornadoes

God’s Meticulous Sovereignty in Tornadoes

March 11, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

When tornadoes, storms, floods, or other natural disasters and accidents happen, lots of questions get raised. John Piper, a man I greatly respect and have been blessed by, hasn’t been afraid to address the big questions that arise when they happen. In 2009 a tornado struck downtown Minneapolis and Piper addressed it. When the recent […]

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Geerhardus Vos’ <em>Reformed Dogmatics</em> is coming!

Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics is coming!

March 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Logos has announced that Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics is being translated into English under the watchful eye of Richard B. Gaffin (Westminster Theological Seminary). This should be pretty awesome. Vos’ Biblical Theology and Pauline Eschatology are excellent works from a pillar in the Reformed tradition. Vos taught at Princeton and Calvin Theological Seminary in the […]

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Across the Web – 02/18/12

Across the Web – 02/18/12

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Marc Cortez is giving away a copy of William J. Webb’s Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts. I’m liking Webb as of late. Not because I agree with him, but because I like him… a lot. Weird, I know. I want this book! The Middle-Aged White Guy’s Guide to Christian […]

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This. Is. Blasphemy. *UPDATE*

This. Is. Blasphemy. *UPDATE*

February 6, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

Apparently the original video I posted was taken down due to “copyright” issues. Let’s read between the lines and assume that it has been taken down because the content was so blasphemous. Joe Carter has a good blog on it (here). You can watch the video here (apparently it hasn’t been taken down yet). This. […]

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My Favorite Books of 2011

My Favorite Books of 2011

December 31, 2011 | By | 7 Comments

Confession: I didn’t read nearly as many books this year as I have in the past. A few years ago I think I probably read between three to five books a week (yeah, no TV… ever). Now I’m happy if I can finish five books in a month. Pastoral ministry has changed and the needs […]

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The NIV Application NT Series

The NIV Application NT Series

December 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Yesterday I noticed that Logos was offering the 20 volume NIV Application Commentary (New Testament) series for a mere $249.99 (retail is $477.99). I tried to resist buying this series, but I ended up figuring it’s such a deal that I mine as well pick it up. I already own four of these, so I’ll […]

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Across the Web – 12/08/11

Across the Web – 12/08/11

December 9, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Getting Inerrancy Wrong. First Piper Book to Be Legally Published in China (The Legacy of Sovereign Joy). 6 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Leading Small Groups. The People Who Hate Tim Tiebow. Who is John Bunyan?

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Across the Web – 11/17/11

Across the Web – 11/17/11

November 17, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a huge conversation going on right now regarding the mission of the church. It started when reviews started coming out for Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert’s new book, What is the Mission of the Church, was released (see Ed Stetzer’s brief roundup). Joel Willitts of North Park University has been writing a lengthy group […]

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