Archive for May, 2011

Words of Wisdom for Graduates

May 31, 2011

I read a great op-ed by David Brooks in the New York Times called “It’s Not about You.” He swims against the tide of a narcissistic culture in a refreshing way.
See what you think…
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/opinion/31brooks.html?_r=2&ref=davidbrooks

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Blog on a great conference

May 26, 2011

Thabiti Anyabwile, a Reformed Baptist pastor from the Cayman Islands, preached a conference put on by the New England Center for Expository Preaching early in May. He blogged about it on the Gospel Coalition’s website. We’ll try to publicize this conference better next time, and I would encourage you to go if possible. Read about it here:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/2011/05/24/new-englands-well-kept-secret/?comments

sdg

Update on Jason Wakefield’s trip

May 25, 2011

Jason Wakefield is the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, and is currently in South Africa training pastors with the Global Leadership Initiative. You can read his updates at this link:
http://wakefieldonline.blogspot.com/
Praise God for the growth of the gospel in Africa and the opportunity we have to use the blessing of our knowledge and education to be of some help where there is so much fruit!
sdg

Judgment Day?

May 11, 2011

If you’ve driven south on Elm street on the way to church, doubtless you’ve seen two massive billboards on either side of Elm Street with “Judgment Day” emblazoned on them. These billboards were funded by a group from Oakland, California claiming that God’s final judgment on the world is certain to come on May 21, 2011. They have very specific calculations to show how they came up with that date, and are convinced from Scripture that it will come to pass unless there is a massive widespread revival. Here is a link to their website (thank you Tesni Freed): http://www.familyradio.com/graphical/literature/judgment/judgment.html

While all of us agree that Scripture calls the world to repent before God for sin and embrace Christ in faith, Scripture also says very clearly that “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:36-39)

Unfortunately, groups like these discredit Christianity at large when they go out on limbs that Scripture does not allow. However, let’s pray for God to use even error to have an opportunity to point people to the gospel.
sdg

Website on the abolition of slavery

May 4, 2011

I promised to post some discussion info about slavery on my blog, and here it is Wednesday. Where is the week going…
Here’s a website to check out first, at least:
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org
They are a large organization and seem to have a lot of influence. I’m not sure of their faith positions, but there is a lot of stuff on their site that might interest you.
Let me know what you think…
sdg