June 27, 2009

House Cleaning [June 27, 2009]

I am going to try and start doing a week post consisting of links to other blog posts that I found significant for whatever reasons. The above title is just the tenuous title for the series. If someone can think of a better title, please let me know.

  • The Flea and The Man, My friend, Mike, helps us see from Aesop’s Fables and John Owen’s ‘Mortification of Sin’, why we should endeavor to squash out any hint of sin in our lives.
  • This past week was the Southern Baptist National Convention, so there was a lot about that going around the blogosphere. There were several posts on Morris Chapman’s comments, the best example is Dr. James Galyon’s post ‘Chapman’s Oversight.’ After many years of trying to wage a war on culture, it seems that the Convention is starting to get its act together and make the main thing the main thing, namely the Gospel and its proclamation. Because of this, and for other reasons, there were many good reports from the convention, and here are a few of examples: iMonk, James Galyon, and Tom Ascol.
  • The Marks of Saving Faith (Pt. 1, Pt. 2), Dr. MacArthur explains what are and are not signs of genuine saving faith.
  • There has been a resurgence of people who are trying to create modern hymns, or songs that are truly worshipful of God, rather than the man-centered fluff that characterizes much of contemporary praise and worship music. A shining example of this attempt to get back to truly God-centered worship is the husband and wife duo, Keith and Kristyn Getty. Dr. Galyon rights about them briefly and has a video of their awesome song ‘In Christ Alone,’ on his ‘Theology on Thursday’ post.
  • As someone who has criticized Mark Driscoll before, the iMonk’s post on ‘Why Mark Driscoll Shouldn’t Bug Ya’ was good to read.

For those viewing this on Facebook or e-mail, you may need to follow this link to see the video: Keith & Kristyn Getty "In Christ Alone"

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