Category Archives: Friday’s Links

Friday’s Links 02/17/2012

I have been neglecing my blog while for a while now. I have several ideas for post I want to do but lately there is no time. I have been marking some post I’ve read elsewhere and wanted to include them in a Friday’s links. I hopefully can find the time to post more regularly.

Roger Olson has a post this week discussing how university athletes get praised while scholars do not get mentioned. Kinda odd since education is the purpose of Universities.

Something’s wrong with this picture. University education is supposed to be about learning. Why don’t we highlight the achievements of our outstanding scholar students just as much, if not more, than our outstanding athletes?

John Starke has an article at the Gospel Coalition website about how churches in New York are stepping up to help the churches that have been kicked out of the schools they rented space in.

 Pastor Matthew Hoskinson has planned to forfeit their Sunday school hour at 9:30 a.m. to allow for a congregation to meet during that time, even as he has arranged for another congregation to meet Saturday nights, and still another Sunday evenings.

Live 31 has an essay by Kylie Bisutti about going from being a Victoria’s Secret model to a Proverbs 31 wife

The Lord knocked me off my feet and showed me where to find true happiness and self worth. How to be truly beautiful (which has NOTHING to do with external beauty) and most importantly how to truly live a life for Him and His glory and not my own.

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Friday’s Links 04/22/2011

I haven’t posted a Fridays Links in a While so I thought I would today. In case you are new here I let you know this is just where I post some links that caught my attention during the week.

Last Saturday when I taught my lesson I found this post about the Rule of Four by Gary Mcintosh of Biola University. It went with my lesson really well. …you have more than six million friends of friends of friends of friends.

Some of the post at the persecution blog make me stop and really think. I feel that I love Jesus, but when you see how faith is tested in other countries it makes you wonder would I stand that strong? This post More Love to Christ really makes you remeber to pray for those that do face that testing…. I’m not sure if it’s the way church in America is run, or if it’s just that here in America we have “everything” and so we don’t really know what it is to sacrifice.

Steven Furtick talked about how we think of a fall from grace being when someone like Tiger Woods or Charlie Sheen makes a large public mistake, but the bible actually defines it more as trying to be justified by the law. He got me though with the line…Even if you live a life that makes the Pharisees look like cat-strangling, coke-snorting, Wiccan worshippers…When Jesus comes back and every knee bows and every tongue confesses that He is Lord, your head won’t be one centimeter higher than Charlie’s. Or Tiger’s. Or Ted’s. Or anyone else’s

SBC Voices had two easter devotinals I enjoyed this week. The Crimson River: A Reflection on the Power of the Cross by Dave miller talks about what the blood of Jesus did and is still doing. Doug Hibbard posted one titled If I had been there, which looks at what it might have been like to arrive at the empty tomb on eater morning.

Lastly a video for your enjoyment.

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Friday’s Links 12/24/2010

I just finished reading Craig Keener’s Biblical interpretation. It’s an awesome book on hermeneutics. It’s available for free at the Pneuma Foundation.

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Friday’s Links 12/17/2010

Haven’t had much time for reading this week, but this article that originally appeared in the Florida Baptist Witness was a real eye opener. The link is to the article on the Baptist press page.

Headrick said in the 14 years he and his wife have engaged in “bum ministry” at churches and college and seminary campuses, to his disappointment the Gospel message has only been shared with him 20 times.

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Friday’s Links 12/10/2010

I haven’t posted a Friday’s Link in a long time, but this morning I noticed that Josh Harris is reposting his series on preaching notes and wanted to share it. It is extremely helpful on seeing how several pastors prepare to preach.

While your there if you have never read “The Room” check it out

Steven Furtick of Elevation church had this post about “Well, What If” faith. The things we can learn from kids can be amazing. “His faith in my love and my ability to save him compelled him to be bold and take a risk.”

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Friday’s Links 05/14/2010

Donald Whitney has an article that talks about how we can break down barriers with six simple words “How can I pray for you.”

Over and over I’ve seen one simple question open people’s hearts to hear the gospel. Until I asked this question, they showed no interest in spiritual matters. But then after six words—only seventeen letters in English—I’ve seen people suddenly begin to weep and their resistance fall. The question is, “How can I pray for you?”

Jim Hamilton asks are you ready to go to jail? A question that truly pastors today need to ask So Are You Ready to Go to Jail?

That’s what my sweet wife said to me yesterday morning: “So are you ready to go to jail?” I haven’t done anything illegal, but the meaning of the word “illegal” seems to be shifting.

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Friday’s Links 04/16/2010

Doug Wolter has a convicting post over at take your Vitamin Z called Dads Set the temperature in the Home.

Dads control the emotional temperature in the home. We have been given delegated authority from God to guide our children emotionally, but we can abuse this authority and provoke our kids to anger. We can throw cold water on our kids by over-parenting them, criticizing them, and pushing them to perfection.

Read this quote about Acting Like a Soldier of Christ from the J.C. Ryle Quotes website.

He is bound by his baptism to fight Christ’s battle against sin, the world and the devil. The man that does not do this breaks his vow. He is a spiritual defaulter.

Ed Setzer tells us how to become a legalist.

The problem with legalists is that not enough people have confronted them and told them to get lost.

Will Turner at The Land of Confusion points out The People Types in the Church. (from Mark Driscoll’s book Confeessions of a Reformission Rev

Ducks need to stop quacking, or the pastors must go duck hunting before the ducks drown out everyone and everything else in the church.

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Friday’s Links 04/02/10

Richard Ross makes a recommendation for the Great Commission Resurgence that Pastors and youth leaders challenge all youth to go on mission for a few months to a year upon graduating High school. First draft has wineskins but not wine.

“By God’s grace, pastors respond well when I speak to them. But the only time they stand and clap is when I ask, “Do you men think we ought to call out every one of our sons and daughters to go to the front lines while they are young?” There is passion in this theme.”

In Christianity today Gary Parrett discusses contemporary remakes of classic hymns that change meaning. I personally love hearing a classic hymn done in a refreshing way, but I agree the words should be left alone. Even if it means the singer or pastor has to explain them. Raising Ebenezer

“Third, I protest on biblical grounds. Robinson’s choice of Ebenezer (which means “stone of help”) is a reference to 1 Samuel 7:12. After the Lord had given a great victory to Israel, “Samuel took a stone and … named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us.’ “

Michael Patton had a post on once saved always saved that asks many of the questions I’ve asked before. Why I Don’t Like “Once Saved-Always Saved”

“I believe that once a person is truly saved, he or she will never lose that salvation. Yet I think we need to warn people that not all faith is true faith.”

Wow, I needed to hear about that comma.

And then, if you go too fast, you’ll miss the comma. You’ll miss the gap that sits quietly between the next thought. You’ll miss it because like me, you might misread the second half of that sentence.

What a curious post by Walker Moore from the Baptist Messenger of Okalahoma.

God must like redundant questions, because I know He saw me squatting and searching under the seats of my truck. But I learned long ago not to lie to Him. I confessed, “Lord, You know how long and hard I looked for those ‘original celebrated curiously strong mints.’”
I anticipated His next question. “How hard have you sought me?” If I would put in half the effort to seek Him as I did a tin of Altoids, I could have “all these things” given to me.

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Stacy Harp at the Persecution Blog asks what would you do for a bible?

Chaplain mike has posted on the Internet monk site a post about Long and Wandering prayer. It’s based on sections from a book by David Hansen and it talks about spending all day in prayer.

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My daughter had an article printed in the Tn WMU Paper the link (click on the March/April issue.She is the acteens article on the right) also go check out her blog share my God

Michael Patton has put Bible Translations in a Nutshell and give a brief overview of the different translation philosophies

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Tim Challies wrote a post called Ruined For Anything Else talking about how “Once you’ve been exposed to doctrine you see the richness in it for your own soul and you truly are ruined for anything else.”

On the Resurgence site Russell Moore talks about Misguided Christian Outrage towards the remake of “We are the World”.

Paul Copan at Parchment and Pen asks the question, do we have to tell the bad news before we tell them good news.

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Johnathan Leeman at 9Marks talks about “Radical Discipleship” and how when he realized who God was it caused him to stop being an ordinary Christian.

Thabiti Anyabwile talks about Jesus’ look of Love from Luke 22:61

40,127 Haitians have made professions of faith since the January Earthquake according to CMBH. “People were in the streets, literally begging God for forgiveness and mercy,”

Jim Shaddix delivered an awesome sermon on “The Essence Of Discipleship” from Matthew 16 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Go their website and listen to the February 18 Chapel Service. I’m adding a direct link to this wonderful sermon.

Greg Stier shows us how a five year old hears the voice of God.

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Out of Ur talks about an interview in Leadership magazine with Rob Bell. It discusses the use of Video churches. It’s interesting to see someone who embraces technology and video disagree with web and video churches. He states the same fears I have that it is bypassing the biblical mandate of fellowship and family of believers.

Timothy Brister has 21 questions every Church needs to ask

Chaplain Mike’s post at imonk about the r rated bible and how it shows us our true brokeness.

Jon Acuff cracked me up with his suggestions on how to handle someone that swears around you.I would love to see the look on someone’s face after trying no. 4

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Some of the blogs that caught my attention in the last week.

Devotional Christian covers the history of God’s Holy Tabernacle.

I never get tired of the story how Charle’s Spurgeon was saved. Puritan Fellowship has it on their blog this week.

Michael Patton talks about how some days he wants to call in “Spiritually Sick“.

Walker Moore has an article in the Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma about how missionary work can sometimes be dangerous but not near as dangerous as being out of God’s Will.

Google maps runs in to hostile frogmen in Norway. Relevant magazine pointed to the article in the Register

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Albert Mohler’s post Adopted for Life… and in Death tells of a family that had been trying to adopt a Haitian boy named Arno. This post is both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

Voice of the Martyr’s Persecution Blog had a post linking to an article in the Palm Beach Post showing that even in America you could die for your faith in Jesus.

David Murray has placed the ten chapters of his ebook How Sermons Work on his Head Heart Hand blog

Mark Driscoll has done a piece called 32 Hours the Church in Haiti that is definitely worth a listen or watch. He has also posted a page that has statistics on Haiti.

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