04 October 2013

This 'n' That

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There actually are quite a few things I could share with you this week, but for some reason nothing is striking me as particularly chuckle-inducing, or thought-worthy. Although if I'm honest, it just comes down to the fact that I've been too busy this week to even sit down and type. The blog may be more silent than usual over the next couple of weeks. Rest assured, however, that I will be back! So hang around. I won't be gone long and in the meantime, I'll try to continue to post the thoughts and words of men far smarter than this little ol' blogger. Men like Charles Spurgeon, for example:
A knowledge of the truth reveals the atonement by which we are saved: a knowledge of the truth shows us what that faith is by which the atonement becomes available for us: a knowledge of the truth teaches us that faith is the simple act of trusting, that it is not an action of which man may boast; it is not an action of the nature of a work, so as to he a fruit of the law; but faith is a self-denying grace which finds all its strength in him upon whom it lives, and lays all its honor upon him. Faith is not self in action but self forsaken, self abhorred, self put away that the soul may trust in Christ, and trust in Christ alone. (Charles Spurgeon, Salvation by Knowing the Truth)
For now, though, it is still Friday. And you still need to catch up on your week in review (kind of):
  • Saddleback is going international. Isn't that one of the signs of the apocalypse?
  • 'Soaking prayer' is gaining momentum but please, don't get soaked.
  • The heart of John Calvin.
  • Steve Lawson on the fundamental flaw of the charismatic movement.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I don't know what I'd do without The Christian Post. Where else would I learn about Justin Bieber 'bro-ing out' with 'pastors' Judah Smith and Carl Lentz?
  • All that preaching and John MacArthur can sing, too.
  • Dr. Michael Kruger compiles the top ten books on the Bible's authority.
  • The 'Reformation Project' is recruiting volunteers to help influence churches to embrace homosexuality. Hey, no one ever said that 'reformation' always is good.
  • The death of history's most notorious heretic.
  • Can't attend the Strange Fire Conference? Host a Strange Fire viewing party.
  • And speaking of Sinclair Ferguson, here he speaks on the inerrancy and sufficiency of the Word of God:


  1. By the way I just received this email from Grace to You after I regretted that as a European I could not follow Strange Fire through viewing parties:
    "Thank you for contacting Grace to You. I hope this finds you doing well.
    We wanted to let you know that the conference sessions will be live-streamed from the Grace to You website (www.gty.org) so you will be able to watch the sessions even without being part of a viewing party. To view the conference schedule, please click here. The times listed are Pacific Time.
    If you have any further questions, please let us know.
    Customer Service
    Grace to You "

  2. Are you going to the strange fire conference? would love to connect, bringing my 5 year old son who can't wait to meet John MacArthur!

  3. A few here I'll have to refer to in my next "Random" things post.

    I'm still wondering why any pastor needs a helicopter to begin with!


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