Digging for change in the internet couch…
The Songs of Ascent–Phil Johnson is beginning a new teaching series on the Psalms of Ascent (120-134). These brief lessons are worth gold, especially for Psalm-singers:
- We are pilgrims, not tourists
- We are disciples, not academics
- We are servants, not superstars
Straight in His Face–Kevin DeYoung’s short meditation on the return and judgment day of Christ is completely wonderful, in the wonder-full sense of that word. “There will be no mistaking who he is at that moment—the Lord, the Messiah, the image of the invisible God, the Word made flesh…You will either thrill to realize that this is the One you have loved and have longed to look upon, or you will hate to look on One so lovely when you’d rather be looking at yourself. ”
Entertainment and What You Become–Doug Wilson powerfully addresses the deep power of entertainment and of giving ourselves to entertainment. “The central concern we should have about our entertainment standards is that stories have a catechetical power; they have a teaching role. Who is the protagonist, and what standards does he live by? Who are you being trained to identify with, and who are you being trained to despise?”
The Gospel is Insufficient–Carl Trueman’s reflections on the necessity of church structure to safeguard the gospel are extraordinarily helpful, not the least because this is one of the areas most neglected by the youngrestlessandreformed folks. It’s good to be presbyterian. Not just good–it’s necessary.
John Calvin & the NT Sabbath–Be reformed and concerned about the Sabbath long enough, you’ll hear someone accuse Calvin of not believing that Sunday is the Sabbath. Adam Kuehner helps us out of this jam sandwich.