Monday, June 18, 2007

Thabiti on Mark Dever

Mark Dever is someone who has a great deal of influence in my life. One of Mark's former Associate Pastors, now Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Grand Cayman, has posted on his blog why he is grateful for Mark. Thabiti is a very thoughtful person, so these points are the fruit of some careful thinking and observation, and I am glad to jump right on board! Some are obviously specific to Thabiti, but I could certainly provide similar illustrations of the same concepts. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Friends Who Make me Laugh

These are two of my "best buddies." I feel that this picture accurately represents their respective senses of humor, as well as their respective abilities to entertain. Scott is theologically gifted, thoughtful, and a faithful friend. Zach is generous, genuinely loving, and gentle (I had to continue the alliteration). I am grateful to the Lord for godly friends who challenge me in my faith and make me laugh till I cry and scream.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Annhilation of the Caananites

I just read a very helpful thought from D.A. Carson's For the Love of God, Vol. 1 concerning God's judgment of the Canaanites through the slashing attacks of the people of Israel. I hope it is helpful for your own thinking about this difficult truth:
"Although the annhilation of the Canaanites fills us with embarrassed horror, there is a sense in which (dare I say it?) we had better get used to it. It is of a piece with the Flood, with the destruction of several empires, with hell itself. The proper response is Luke 13:1-5: unless we repent, we shall all likewise perish" (From the entry for June 5th).

Friday, June 1, 2007

Free Books for John! Happy!

Hey, friend(s). I would be deeply honored and grateful if you would help me earn money for free books. Anytime you see a link to a book, will you click it for Johnny? Pretty please? I can earn reward points from the Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore (<--feel free to click that link!) every time someone links to their website from my blog. All you gotta do is click the link...and maybe even buy the book! I appreciate the help. Thanks, pal(s).