To Whet Your Appetite: 06/11/13

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To Whet Your Appetite: 05/20/13

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To Whet Your Appetite: 05/13/13

Guess who’s back. Back again. Guess who’s back. Tell a friend.

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To Whet Your Appetite: 07/20/12

  • To continue in Christianity’s quest for good music, the blog Mere Orthodoxy has a good post on one band that is creating beautiful things, Gungor.
  • A humorous little story from D.A. Carson on why recognizing authorial intent when reading the Bible is so important. Summary: a postmodern reader actually does care about authorial intent when they are the author.
  • How do we persevere when faced with extreme challenges? Wesley Towne shows that you do that by keeping your eyes on the finish line.
  • The Gospel Coalition has compiled a series of updates on many current events happening around the nation that are affecting Christians.
  • Voddie Baucham writes that the same-sex marriage movement is actually not the same as the black civil rights movement at all.
  • John Piper and Tim Keller, arguably the two brightest minds in Christianity Today, have a video discussion about justification, sanctification, and the dynamics of faith.
  • A new study has linked sexual behavior among adolescents to their exposure to sexual content in media.

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To Whet Your Appetite: 07/06/12

  • Sexual sin is destructive—especially for those in the ministry. We need to be willing to do whatever it takes to stay pure. Here are 7 helpful steps to avoid sexual sin.
  • This post on how to reduce stress at work is written for those in the ministry but I believe it applies to everyone.
  • This being an election year, the political realm is getting pretty heated. Before you criticize the president, read this post.
  • If you’ve been hearing about the “God Particle” in the news at all you are probably curious about what the theological implications are. Does this prove or disprove God? The Gospel Coalition gives a complete rundown.
  • Look for good books to read? World Magazine just released their book issue, naming their favorite books of the year.
  • Good, God-glorifying music is hard to find. Musical genius, Josh Garrels, has released a new EP. And just like his previous album, it is brilliant and it is free to download.
  • Christianity Today has a great piece on the late Andy Griffith and his impact.

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To Whet Your Appetite: 06/26/12

  • A recent article in Christianity Today suggests that American Christianity has become juvenilized: “the process by which the religious beliefs, practices, and developmental characteristics of adolescents become accepted as appropriate for adults.”
  • If Christ is true, then boredom is sin.
  • Here are 10 really important things that young singles in romantic relationships ought to know. Even if you are not in a relationship, these things will be good to keep in mind.
  • Unfortunately, sexual sin is present in much of the church and among many of the pastors. Here are 7 steps to avoid sexual sin and stay in ministry. Really good advice even if you are not in the ministry because sexual sin will wreck you just as well.
  • We are seeing a revival among hip-hop, led by men like Lecrae and Trip Lee. Here is a two minute interview of Trip Lee describing hip-hop and the fight against sin.
  • A recent peer-reviewed article (that means it’s fancy and legit) was published in the journal Biological Theory that says that Darwinism may be at the end of its rope among scientists.

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To Whet Your Appetite: 06/20/12

  • The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest denomination, has just elected their first African-American president, Fred Luter. This is extremely significant considering the fact that the SBC was first formed to support slaveholders during the days of slavery. What an amazing testament to the Gospel being able to transform an entire network of people. Here is a brief bio on Luter.
  • If you are a bookaholic like me, then you will want to check out this epic page of 50 book recommendations by Kevin DeYoung.
  • I haven’t seen the movie “Prometheus” yet (probably won’t because I don’t think I’d be able to stomach all the “chest-bursting”),  but Thabiti Anyabwile has an interesting take on the movie and how it accurately depicts the Gospel.
  • In this open letter, Mark Driscoll gives a convicting and stirring warning to all pastors who may be in the ministry for the money (which kind of sounds like an oxymoron).
  • In light of the same-sex marriage debate, Frank Turk explains the need for a clear definition of marriage. Hint: it’s more than just an institution and more than just the uniting of two hearts.
  • Too many Christians in evangelism try to convince or reason people into heaven. Jesus instead called people to deny their life and follow Him.

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To Whet Your Appetite: 06/13/12

  • To be honest, I don’t really remember what my high school commencement speech was about. If this speech was given at my graduation that would be a different story.
  • Focus on the Family just finished a report on the difference between the Millennial generation and previous ones. Shows that Millennials are less religious, less likely to get married in their twenties, more likely to have children out of wedlock, and much more.
  • The Southern Baptist Convention is on track to elect its first African-American president. This is significant because the SBC was a denomination that originally formed before the Civil War to support the “rights” of slaveholders. Russell Moore looks back and recounts what it took to get the SBC to where it is today.
  • Trevin Wax interviews Steve Dewitt, author of Eyes Wide Open, as they talk about worshipping God through enjoying beauty and art.
  • Pretty fascinating: Veggie Tales creator repents from teaching kids moralism through his films.
  • Now I’m not a huge fan of video games but I think this article offers a great and balanced perspective to them. Just like any other medium, video games need to be consumed with a discerning spirit and an active mind.
  • Kevin DeYoung offers one indispensable rule for social media: Assume that everyone, everywhere will read what you write and see what you post.