To Whet Your Appetite: 11/10/11

  • Some more really good insights into the Joe Paterno/Jerry Sandusky incident down at Penn State from author Ted Kluck.  We need to remember that when we elevate people to heroes (i.e. JoPa) that not even they are good apart from Christ.  We all need a Savior.  Al Mohler uses the JoPa incident as a warning to Christian leaders to always be on our guard and remember our moral responsibility to protect those who are weaker than us.
  • These days, more and more private Christian colleges are choosing to side with secular academia than the church. There is a great desire among Christian intellectuals to fit in and not be labeled as “fundamentalist,” “anti-intellectual,” or ignorant.  Al Mohler writes about two different colleges: one siding with the ivory tower and one repenting and coming back to the covering of the church.
  • For you tech savvy Christians out there, here are some great suggestions for iPhone apps.
  • Mark Driscoll, one of the most popular preachers in America today and great trainer of aspiring church planters reveals 16 things he looks for in a preacher.  Also, Kevin DeYoung explains about how storytelling and preaching should be different.  Stories are subtle, contain subtext and have many layers.  Sermons instead should be clear, direct, and proclaim undeniable truth.
  • The Gospel Coalition takes a look at the messiah complex of Lady Gaga and reveals why she falls short.
  • John Piper calls young adults to grow up and leave adolescence, or as he calls it, “adultolescence.”

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