Simple, very practical and profound counsel from David Powlison. Read it here.

~Donovan

NEXT Conference Audio

May 27, 2009

NEXT is the new name for the New Attitude conference, a conference affiliated with Sovereign Grace Ministries and aimed primarily at young adults. Most of the audio from this year’s conference is available free of charge on their website now, with more still to come. This year’s speakers include C.J. Mahaney, Joshua Harris, D.A. Carson, Sinclair Ferguson, and Kevin DeYoung. Messages from previous conferences are also available. Access these messages here

~Donovan

HT: Tim Challies

John Piper:

“The folks at Westminster Bookstore have helped set up a remarkable website with serious reflections on the kinds of scientific and religious questions raised by the Dan Brown blockbuster Angels and Demons.

It’s the kind of place you could send your unbelieving friends who have questions.”

~Donovan

NPFNoel Piper has written a new book for children entitled, “Do you want a friend?”

Justin Taylor:

“Written for kids ages 3-7, it shows that there are potential friends all around us, but leads to the truth that Jesus is the best friend we could ever have…

You can browse the book online for free.”

Thabiti Anyabwile recently blogged about few things he really appreciates about this book. Read them here.

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor

Sky News:

Pretty strong words, aren’t they?

The author of this article thinks otherwise though, and he’s not a Creationist.  Chris Beard, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, calls all the fuss “unbridled hoopla”. Though I disagree with some of his conclusions (because I don’t believe in Darwinian evolution), I appreciate the honest evaluation that Ida is not the so-called “missing link”. Read Beard’s article here

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor (yet again)

Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, recently wrote an interesting article by this title for Fox News. Read it here.  

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor

This column from the New York Times is interesting, and I think it hits the nail on the head. Read it here.

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor

Clayton’s Story

May 15, 2009

Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to embed this 6.5 minute film in the blog. It’s moving, and a great check on our life perspective. Watch it here.

Clayton's-Obituary

For more about Clayton, including his obituary and a video of his memorial service, click here.

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor

Alistair Begg is a faithful expositor of God’s Word. His ministry, Truth for Life, has now made an archive of over 1,000 of his messages available for free! You can read about their decision to do so here. You can access the messages here.

~Donovan

HT: Justin Taylor

Russel Moore’s much anticipated  and widely endorsed book, “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches“, has just been released.

 Tim Challies:

It might be easy to write off a book like this one, assuming that it only has relevance to families who are actually considering adopting a child. But Moore’s ambition goes beyond asking young families to adopt orphaned children. “In this book I want to call us all to consider how encouraging adoption—whether we adopt or whether we help others adopt—can help us peer into the ancient mystery of our faith in Christ and can help us restore the fracturing unity and the atrophied mission of our congregation.” As Moore explains, “The gospel of Jesus Christ means our families and churches ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans close to home and around the world.” It is the gospel that calls us to adopt but it is also the gospel that teaches us how to understand adoption. In fact, “as we become more adoption-friendly, we’ll be better able to understand the gospel.” And so this book is for anyone and everyone.

Read Tim Challies’ full review here.

I’ve ordered a copy and look forward to reading it.

~Donovan