In the recent 2018 G3 Conference, Phil Johnson preached on the subject: Christ’s Calls to Discipleship — “Come”; “Follow”; “Learn”; “Obey”; “Serve.” You can enjoy his sermon below or on the G3 Conference website.
Hope and Resources for Those Struggling with Depression — “Depression can be symptomatic of the deep desolation of our hearts. We are capable of fearing we’ll never again know happiness, and many who love God have suffered from such dread. God’s grace, His promise to never forsake us, His sustaining presence, and His promise of a plan for our good are always part of the cure; sometimes therapy and medication can also play significant roles.”
Why a Pastor Needs to Learn His Context — “To faithfully pastor those who are culturally different from you, the first thing you should do is learn as much as you can about your context. Start by getting to know the people in your church.”
EPIC Extra: Ask Me Anything Australia — “During the recent EPIC trip to Australia we held an event in Sydney where we opened the floor up for questions. Here are a few of the questions and answers from Australia (Encouragements and concerns from my travels; especially special objects I’ve seen; the death of Billy Graham; effective evangelism in the modern world).”
Strength for the Weary, New from Derek Thomas and Reformation Trust — “If you are a Christian, you can be sure that you will experience struggle and opposition in this life. Jesus told us it would be so. That is why you need to read this book. And, as you do, you will find your heart warmed, your soul encouraged, your mind expanded, and your faith strengthened.”
Pelagians on Twitter, Man-Centered God at Bethel, Presuppositions in Ehrman, Open Phones — Some good stuff on the DL that you may want to checkout this weekend.
$5 Friday: Providence, God’s Glory, & Scripture — As we often point out, there are some good offerings on Friday over at Ligonier.
‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Is Compelling but Flawed — “The film successfully shows the suffering, non-retaliating community of Christians in Rome, including a few powerful scenes that reached heights I did not expect. Artistically the film does not feel like a low-budget Christian film, and the photographic use of light and dark is particularly effective. But the film struggles at times from a tendency to “overspeak,” a common fault of Christian movies.”
Facebook hit with shareholder lawsuits over data misuse crisis — The issues with Facebook’s breach of privacy continue to provide a substantial backlash the company.