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My New Book (February 1, 2014) - My newest book is very short and to the point. It's called Humble Orthodoxy and it's about why Christians should both care about truth but also be gracious in the way we communicate what we believe. I see too many... (Keep Reading My New Book)
I Tweet More Than I Blog (February 1, 2014) - Thanks for stopping by my blog. There are a number of articles and resources here, but I don't do new posts on it as frequently as I used to. You know how it goes. Blogs are so 2008. But come... (Keep Reading I Tweet More Than I Blog)
"Never Give Up" Sermons (February 1, 2014) - Jesus taught his disciples that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1). In these three sermons I look at some of the hardest moments in the lives of Paul, Elijah and David and how God met them... (Keep Reading "Never Give Up" Sermons)
Becoming Wise (March 3, 2013) - "When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone... Two thinkers, you become confused... Ten thinkers, you'll begin developing your own voice... Two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise." - Tim Keller, via Keller Quotes... (Keep Reading Becoming Wise)
Why Comments Are Off (January 24, 2013) - This website has been getting crushed with spam. If I read one more spam post about cheap Louis Vuitton bags I'm going to go crazy! The only way we've been able to get the site to function properly is to... (Keep Reading Why Comments Are Off)
Pray This As You Read (January 23, 2013) - "Read the Bible praying, 'Father, hold my mind's attention. Wake my heart's affection. Speak for your glory and my holy joy.' - John Piper... (Keep Reading Pray This As You Read)
Show Respect (January 23, 2013) - Showing honor to your elders isn't old peoples' idea, it's God's: "Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD." - Lev. 19:32... (Keep Reading Show Respect)
The Unhealthy Lust for Originality (November 3, 2012) - "So all conscientious Christian teachers, once they have been delivered from the unhealthy lust for originality, take pains to make old truths new and stale truths fresh." - John Stott (via Jerusha Sheffer)... (Keep Reading The Unhealthy Lust for Originality)
Arranged Marriage (September 24, 2012) - Someone asked me recently if I believe in or teach arranged marriage. ABSOLUTELY NOT! But I'm willing to make an exception for my two daughters.... (Keep Reading Arranged Marriage)
What is Fasting? Why Do It? (September 24, 2012) - I consider myself a "rookie" when it comes to fasting. Recently I gave message called "Fasting: Awakening a Hunger for God" for others who are new to the spiritual discipline of fasting and want to understand what scripture teaches about... (Keep Reading What is Fasting? Why Do It? )
Books on My Shelf (September 17, 2012) - Here are some of the books on my shelf right now.... (Keep Reading Books on My Shelf)
He Can Only Gum You (September 17, 2012) - "If at the cross every sin was covered, Satan's mouth is shut. He has no weapon. He can gum you but his fangs are gone." - John Piper... (Keep Reading He Can Only Gum You)
Free Chapter (September 17, 2012) - You can download the first chapter of my book Why Church Matters here. (Formerly titled Stop Dating the Church.)... (Keep Reading Free Chapter)
Find Me on Instagram (September 17, 2012) - My "handle" on Instagram is HarrisJosh. If you're instagramming, look me up.... (Keep Reading Find Me on Instagram)
Keller's Top Ten List (On Everyday Evangelism) (July 16, 2012) - Would you like to have Tim Keller give you his top-ten "best-practices" for evangelism in everyday life? Here's a summation of a message by Keller at the blog Provocations & Pantings. A simple, helpful reminder for all of us. Read... (Keep Reading Keller's Top Ten List (On Everyday Evangelism))
Swing Your Sword (July 9, 2012) - John Piper writes, "When I begin to crave some illicit sexual pleasure, the sword-swing that has often severed the root of this promised pleasure is: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8). I recall... (Keep Reading Swing Your Sword)
Prayer is More Important (April 16, 2012) - "It takes us long to learn that prayer is more important than organization, more powerful than armies, more influential than wealth and mightier than all learning." - Samuel Chadwick, The Path of Prayer... (Keep Reading Prayer is More Important)
Jesus is Lamb and Shepherd (April 5, 2012) - "For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." - Revelation 7:17... (Keep Reading Jesus is Lamb and Shepherd)
Luther on Prayer (April 5, 2012) - "Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness."- Martin Luther... (Keep Reading Luther on Prayer)
Torch of the Scripture (January 19, 2012) - "As we advance through the centuries, light and life begin to decrease in the Church. Why? Because the torch of the Scripture begins to grow dim and because the deceitful light of human authorities begins to replace it." - Merle... (Keep Reading Torch of the Scripture)
Confident & Desperate (January 7, 2012) - "I believe in eternal security. God keeps me secure by making me desperate to be kept--through prayer and the fight of faith." - @John Piper... (Keep Reading Confident & Desperate)
Through This Man (January 6, 2012) - Paul preaching about Jesus in Antioch in Pisidia: "Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you... (Keep Reading Through This Man)
Prompted By His Word (December 31, 2011) - "And let us not take it into our heads either to seek out God anywhere else than in his Sacred Word, or to think anything about him that is not prompted by his Word, or to speak anything that is... (Keep Reading Prompted By His Word)
Salvation With Works (October 24, 2011) - In a sermon on 2 Peter 1:3-15 I quoted Tom Schreiner who writes, "[Peter] insisted that people cannot enter [the kingdom] without living in a godly way, but this is not salvation by works, but salvation with works." Do you... (Keep Reading Salvation With Works)
Testing God (October 24, 2011) - Dr. Russell Moore preached a powerful sermon at Covenant Life about when Satan tempted Jesus to jump from the temple. Ever wondered why that would have tempted Jesus? Russell shows how we face the same temptations to demand by sight... (Keep Reading Testing God)
Divine Power (October 2, 2011) - "Godliness is how you live when you believe that Jesus is better than sin." In a sermon on 2 Peter 1:3-4 I talk about the divine power and promise we have through Jesus Christ to know eternal life in the... (Keep Reading Divine Power)
Rebelution Tour EP (September 5, 2011) - My brother Joel and fellow musician Harlan David have released an album of worship songs from the Rebelution Conference tour. My favorite song is "Yours Alone." Listen here.... (Keep Reading Rebelution Tour EP)
Behold Your God (August 1, 2011) - Nowhere in the Bible does it say "God helps those who help themselves." But it does tell us that God helps those who wait for him and hope in him. Recently I preached a sermon from Isaiah 40 that calls... (Keep Reading Behold Your God)
Not Good News (July 1, 2011) - What if Jesus's final words to his followers had been "Try hard!" This sermon clip describes the essential elements to the message about Jesus that is truly "good news." Watch it.... (Keep Reading Not Good News)
Next 2011 Free Audio (June 1, 2011) - If you weren't able to attend or just want to listen again, audio from all the NEXT 2011 main sessions is now available from Sovereign Grace. Listen to D.A. Carson, R.C. Sproul, Kevin DeYoung, Jeff Purswell, & Scott Oliphint on... (Keep Reading Next 2011 Free Audio)
Keller on Contempt (May 27, 2011) - "It is natural, when under criticism, to shield your heart from pain by belittling the critics in your mind. 'You stupid idiots.' Even if you don't speak outwardly to people like Moses did, you do so inwardly. That will lead... (Keep Reading Keller on Contempt)
Ella Mae Will Dance (May 26, 2011) - Today my kids enjoyed listening to a portion of a sermon by Mark Driscoll from Luke 17 in which he talked about meeting a precious 5-year-old girl named Ella Mae who has spina bifida. We were all challenged by Ella... (Keep Reading Ella Mae Will Dance)
Guilt Cuts the Nerve (May 20, 2011) - "Nothing cuts the nerve of the desire to pursue holiness as much as a sense of guilt. On the contrary, nothing so motivates us to deal with sin in our lives as does the understanding and application of the two... (Keep Reading Guilt Cuts the Nerve)
Backbone Threads (May 2, 2011) - My friend Zak Parsons just launched Backbone Threads, a line of "graphically insane Christian t-shirts." You can check out their shirt styles here.... (Keep Reading Backbone Threads)
Reformed Rap & Hip-Hop (May 2, 2011) - Five hip-hop artists (including Lecrae, Trip Lee and Voice) who infuse their songs with the doctrines of grace are spotlighted by CT in this article. If you haven't listened to the music of these artists, you're missing out!... (Keep Reading Reformed Rap & Hip-Hop)
Twitter Response to bin Laden's Death (May 2, 2011) - Christianity Today lists the most popular Bible verses quoted on Twitter after the announcement of bin Laden's death here.... (Keep Reading Twitter Response to bin Laden's Death)
Perverse Sign of Recovery (April 23, 2011) - This is so sad. The Financial Times reports that the economic recovery is producing pent-up demand for divorce. "In a perverse sign of the economic recovery, the US divorce rate, which dipped in the recession, has bounced back, lawyers and... (Keep Reading Perverse Sign of Recovery)
Dug Down Deep Paperback (April 18, 2011) - The paperback edition of Dug Down Deep will be released May 17th. It includes a new introduction and an in-depth, chapter-by-chapter study guide. Learn more here.... (Keep Reading Dug Down Deep Paperback)
Keller: Getting Out (April 18, 2011) - Tim Keller's plenary address from Exodus 14 was my favorite message from The Gospel Coalition Conference. I'd encourage you to listen. ... (Keep Reading Keller: Getting Out)
Crossword Puzzle Proposal (April 18, 2011) - Corey Newman surprised his girlfriend, Marlowe Epstein, with a marriage proposal hidden in a crossword puzzle in the Washington Post. Read the story.... (Keep Reading Crossword Puzzle Proposal)
China's Crackdown (April 18, 2011) - The Economist on increased repression in China: "Members of a big underground (ie, non-state) church in Beijing, stopped from meeting in their usual building, were arrested as they tried to worship outside....Whereas the outside world regards China's rulers as all-powerful,... (Keep Reading China's Crackdown)
Risen (April 8, 2011) - Sovereign Grace has just released a new worship album called Risen. It's full of great songs that celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through April 15 you can download the whole CD for only $5.... (Keep Reading Risen)
J.C. Ryle Quotes (March 7, 2011) - J.C. Ryle's book Holiness is one of my favorites. I love the biblical insight, clarity and boldness of this 19th century pastor. Erik Kowalker has done us all a favor by creating the website J.C. Ryle Quotes. Check it out.... (Keep Reading J.C. Ryle Quotes)
Dug Down Deep Video Study (March 7, 2011) - The team at BlueFishTV is producing a 4-session Bible study series for youth ministries based on the content of Dug Down Deep. It will be released later this fall. Their high-quality video resources typically feature teaching from a pastor or... (Keep Reading Dug Down Deep Video Study )
Object of Faith (January 26, 2011) - "If the object of your faith is a particular outcome for your situation, your faith will be as weak as your wisdom. But if the source and object of your faith is Almighty God, even if it is the weak... (Keep Reading Object of Faith)
Revelation in One Sentence (January 26, 2011) - In his free online commentary on Revelation Vern Poythress writes, "You can summarize its message in one sentence: God rules history and will bring it to its consummation in Christ." ... (Keep Reading Revelation in One Sentence)
No Paradise in This World (January 25, 2011) - "Ah, believer, it is only Heaven that is above all winds, storms, and tempests; God did not cast man out of Paradise that he might find another paradise in this world." - Thomas Brooks... (Keep Reading No Paradise in This World)
Praying for Iran (January 21, 2011) - For more information on how to pray for Iran visit They offer a 30 day guide for prayer. Also an excellent, simple introduction to the recent history of Iran and the spread of the gospel there is Iran: Open... (Keep Reading Praying for Iran)
A God-Sized Vision (December 4, 2010) - I've been enjoying the book A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge which recounts the fascinating details of world-changing revivals, beginning with biblical events and continuing through the Reformation, the Great Awakenings,... (Keep Reading A God-Sized Vision)
That is Ugly (December 4, 2010) - I never thought I'd need to say this, but my head makes a really unattractive Christmas lawn ornament. See it.... (Keep Reading That is Ugly)
You Will Be Saved (December 4, 2010) - God's word says in Romans 10:9-10, "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is... (Keep Reading You Will Be Saved)
Plant! Conference (November 1, 2010) - If you are a church planter or on a pastoral team that is considering church planting, you should look into the Sovereign Grace Ministries Plant! Conference. It's being held on March 24-26 in Glen Mills, PA, and will feature Dave... (Keep Reading Plant! Conference)
Matt Chandler: One Year Later (November 1, 2010) - Justin Taylor provides an encouraging retrospective on the past year and Matt Chandler's faith while suffering from brain cancer. I thank God for this brother, his wife and family and his church. Read it.... (Keep Reading Matt Chandler: One Year Later)
Cranford (November 1, 2010) - I know I'm going to lose "man points" for admitting this, but I enjoyed watching the BBC series Cranford with my wife. Judi Dench is an incredible actress. Now I'm going to watch some football.... (Keep Reading Cranford)
Facebook Strategy (November 1, 2010) - I'm trying to use my Personal Facebook Page to primarily communicate and connect with members of Covenant Life Church. So please don't be offended if I didn't respond to your friend request (or even unfriended you to make room to... (Keep Reading Facebook Strategy)
How My Site Works (October 1, 2010) - Recently God has been directing me to spend less time online. So the way this site works is that I do new posts at the start of the month. The rest of the month I don't do anything. Enjoy looking... (Keep Reading How My Site Works)
Faith Shows (October 1, 2010) - "True faith will always show itself by its fruits; it will sanctify, it will work by love, it will overcome the world, it will purify the heart." - J.C. Ryle, Holiness pg. 40... (Keep Reading Faith Shows)
Faith is the Means (October 1, 2010) - "Faith is the means, not the ground, of salvation. Paul declared that we are saved through faith, never that we are saved on account of faith. The merit of Christ is the ground of salvation. Faith is the instrument that... (Keep Reading Faith is the Means)
My Faith Rests Not Upon What I Am (September 27, 2010) - "My hope lives not because I am not a sinner but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died. My trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness. My faith rests not... (Keep Reading My Faith Rests Not Upon What I Am)
God, The Gospel and Glenn Beck (September 2, 2010) - I think that Dr. Russell Moore nails it in his commentary on the Glenn Beck rally. Amen.... (Keep Reading God, The Gospel and Glenn Beck)
What Mormons Believe (August 31, 2010) - Justin Taylor provides a helpful resource from the ESV Study Bible: a "FAQ on The Difference Between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity." ... (Keep Reading What Mormons Believe)
Self-Will and Prayer (August 12, 2010) - "Self-will and prayer are both ways of getting things done. At the center of self-will is me, carving a world in my image, but at the center of prayer is God, carving me in his Son's image." - Paul E.... (Keep Reading Self-Will and Prayer)
Kiss the Wave (August 10, 2010) - C.H. Spurgeon on suffering: "I have learned to kiss the wave that strikes me against the Rock of Ages."... (Keep Reading Kiss the Wave)
Worship in the Dust (August 5, 2010) - C.H. Spurgeon: "My dear friend, when grief presses you to the dust, worship there." (Via the Huie Family)... (Keep Reading Worship in the Dust)
Glancing & Gazing (August 4, 2010) - I love this quote by Joni Eareckson Tada: "I want to stay in the habit of 'glancing' at my problems and 'gazing' at my Lord." Heb. 12:12 (Via Randy Alcorn)... (Keep Reading Glancing & Gazing)
Anne Rice is Not Our Enemy (August 4, 2010) - Russell Moore writes with wisdom and grace regarding Anne Rice's recent announcement that she's quitting Christianity. "Anne Rice is, at best, our sister-in-Christ who is going through a dark night of the soul. She is, at the very least, someone... (Keep Reading Anne Rice is Not Our Enemy)
Faith Doesn't Erase Hurt (July 15, 2010) - My friends Ben and Nancy shared this quote from Nancy Guthrie's book "Holding on to Hope." In it she recounts losing her baby to a rare genetic disorder: "The day after we buried Hope, my husband said to me, 'You... (Keep Reading Faith Doesn't Erase Hurt)
Prayers Do Not Die (July 15, 2010) - My friend Lucy shared this quote on prayer by E.M. Bounds to encourage me regarding the passing of my mother. Mom truly was a woman of prayer this truth blessed me: "The [woman] who has done the most and the... (Keep Reading Prayers Do Not Die)
Help Me Choose a Chapter (July 8, 2010) - My publisher has very kindly given me permission to post another free, downloadable chapter from Dug Down Deep. But I'd love to get your help deciding which chapter to use. Here's the table of contents. Just leave a comment telling... (Keep Reading Help Me Choose a Chapter)
Be Careful How You Count (July 7, 2010) - Mark Batterson writes, "Numbers are a dangerous thing. They help us measure things, but measuring in the spiritual realm isn't always a healthy or holy thing. In one sense, we count people because people count. I get that. But there... (Keep Reading Be Careful How You Count)
Tragedy Into Blessing (July 5, 2010) - My friend Ken shared this quote by R.C. Sproul: "God, in his providence, has the power and the will to work all things together for good for his people. This does not mean that everything that happens to us is,... (Keep Reading Tragedy Into Blessing)
Britt Merrick (July 1, 2010) - In a meeting this year of the Gospel Coalition I met Britt Merrick, a pastor and the leader of the  Reality movement of churches. I was impressed by his passion for Jesus, God's word and the work of the Holy... (Keep Reading Britt Merrick)
Self-Righteousness Defined (June 15, 2010) - "Self-righteousness is being more aware of and irritated by the sins of others than you are conscious of and grieved by your own." - @PaulTripp... (Keep Reading Self-Righteousness Defined)
My Eric Metaxas Month (June 15, 2010) - Started reading Eric Metaxas' new book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Really enjoying it. Discovered that Metaxas also wrote the bio of Wilberforce called Amazing Grace so I ordered that one, too. Then I decided to take the Wilberforce bio... (Keep Reading My Eric Metaxas Month)
Ingredients in a Twinkie (June 11, 2010) - Photographer Dwight Eschliman has taken pictures of the 37 or so ingredients in a Twinkie. No wonder those things have a shelf life of 400 years. They're plastic! And now I understand why my mom never let me have them.... (Keep Reading Ingredients in a Twinkie)
Spelling Bee Finalist (June 4, 2010) - Congratulations to Lanson Tang, a homeschooled 8th-grader from Covenant Life Church who will be one of ten finalists in the national spelling bee. The final competition will be televised on ABC tonight at 8pm. Lanson is Speller #102. Go get... (Keep Reading Spelling Bee Finalist)
Oil Spill: Katrina Meets Chernobyl (June 3, 2010) - Russell Moore is from Biloxi, Mississippi, a region being devastated by the oil spill in the Gulf. His article entitled "Ecological Catastrophe and the Uneasy Evangelical Conscience" is worth reading. Moore writes, "This is more than a threat to my... (Keep Reading Oil Spill: Katrina Meets Chernobyl)
Pro-Life Feminism (May 23, 2010) - Writing for the Washington Post's "On Faith" column, Colleen Carroll Campbell writes that "pro-life feminism" is the future of the pro-life movement. "For many American women, the feminism that once attracted them with its lofty goal of promoting respect for... (Keep Reading Pro-Life Feminism)
Ballet Magnificat (May 22, 2010) - The Washington Post's Sarah Kaufman writes an interesting article about Ballet Magnificat, the country's first Christian ballet company. They also feature a gallery of pictures from rehearsals and performances.... (Keep Reading Ballet Magnificat)
I Will Shake Myself Free (May 13, 2010) - I was sobered this morning reading Judges 16:20 about Samson and his final flirtation with sin: "And he awoke from his sleep and said, 'I will got out as at other times and shake myself free.' But he did not... (Keep Reading I Will Shake Myself Free)
Security at Church (May 13, 2010) - A friend and member of Covenant Life named Brian Gallagher started a blog called Security At Church to help pastors and churches see the need for church safety and security. Brian knows what he's talking about. He serves on the... (Keep Reading Security at Church)
It All Belongs to God (May 13, 2010) - Wherever you are and whatever you have, remember that it ultimately belongs to the LORD: "The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them" (Psalm 89:11). ... (Keep Reading It All Belongs to God)
The Hope/Holiness Connection (May 4, 2010) - What we hope in shapes our conduct. Here's the manuscript from a recent sermon I preached from 1 Peter 1:13-21 in which we're taught to fix our hope fully on Christ and as a result be holy as God is... (Keep Reading The Hope/Holiness Connection)
Tim Keller on Guilt vs. Gospel Motivation (May 4, 2010) - The Desiring God blog shares a great quote from Tim Keller on how scripture motivates believers to radical giving. Keller writes, "The Bible does not use the guilt-producing motivation, yet it powerfully argues for the ministry of mercy..." Read it.... (Keep Reading Tim Keller on Guilt vs. Gospel Motivation)
Manuscript vs. Outline (April 22, 2010) - I liked this blog post by Darrin Patrick on the pros and cons of both a simple outline and a full manuscript for sermon notes. Read it. ... (Keep Reading Manuscript vs. Outline)
Movements of the Moment (April 22, 2010) - Michael Horton states: "The modern tendency is to downplay the ordinary ministry of the church in favor of the extraordinary movements of the moment." This is sad and often true. Let's not make this mistake! (Via @pastortullian)... (Keep Reading Movements of the Moment)
Family Devotions (April 22, 2010) - In an article entitled How I Pastor my Family, pastor Justyin Hyde shares some very helpful, simple tips on leading your family in study of God's word. "Many people ask me, "What do 'family devotions' look like at your house?"... (Keep Reading Family Devotions)
iPad: Tool, Toy or Idol? (April 1, 2010) - The Resurgence blog has three good questions to ask before lining up to buy an iPad: 1) Is it a tool or a toy? 2) What is the posture of my heart toward this device? 3) Is this a wise... (Keep Reading iPad: Tool, Toy or Idol? )
Writing Tip: Kitchen Timer (March 8, 2010) - My friend Donald Miller shares a helpful tip for writers: get a kitchen timer. Don explains, "When I have two or three writing assignments I just make a list, then pick one, then set my little timer for an hour... (Keep Reading Writing Tip: Kitchen Timer)
Next Webzine (March 2, 2010) - Check out the March edition of the Next Webzine. The month the topic is sanctification and features great collection of articles and excerpts by Donald Whitney, Mike Bullmore and CJ Mahaney among others. Read it. ... (Keep Reading Next Webzine)
God Knows What We Google (February 23, 2010) - Tim Challies asks whether he's ready to address his Google search history with God. "What would I say to him if he were to ask me about the things I have gone looking for online? Could I tell him with... (Keep Reading God Knows What We Google)
McDonalds Has a Chef? (February 21, 2010) - I thought this TIME magazine article was interesting. Do you agree that McDonalds is on the upswing? Did you know they have a chef? Is reading this making you crave french fries? ... (Keep Reading McDonalds Has a Chef?)
Porn is Not Just a Guy Problem (February 5, 2010) - In an article called "It's Not Just a Guy Problem" Rachel Zoller shares her own struggle with pornography and offers hope to other women struggling with online sexual temptation. If you're a woman facing these struggles, you're not alone and... (Keep Reading Porn is Not Just a Guy Problem)
Jonathan Edward's Album (February 4, 2010) - Here's a work of Jonathan Edwards that I bet John Piper doesn't have. See it.... (Keep Reading Jonathan Edward's Album)
Sermon Jams (February 1, 2010) - My friends over at Sermon Jams just launched a new website. If you're not familiar with their ministry, they remix preaching clips with a hip hop beat. They take clips of sermons and add music. Make sure to check them... (Keep Reading Sermon Jams)
Maddy Curtis on Idol (January 30, 2010) - My brothers Alex and Brett are planning to watch American Idol and root for Maddy Curtis. Find out why and watch Maddy's audition here. ... (Keep Reading Maddy Curtis on Idol)
Evangelism Tip: Tip Big (January 23, 2010) - Some very simple, but helpful thoughts on sharing the gospel with people from pastor J.D. Greear. (Via Vitamin Z).... (Keep Reading Evangelism Tip: Tip Big)
A Superbowl Ad Worth Watching (January 22, 2010) - I'm looking forward to seeing the Superbowl commercial that Denny Burke describes. What a great idea. I hope it touches many hearts. ... (Keep Reading A Superbowl Ad Worth Watching)
Doritos Commercial Contest (January 15, 2010) - No, my church has not made a commercial for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest. But I just found out that a guy named Nick who attends the Sovereign Grace church in Apex, NC, has two commercials in the finals:... (Keep Reading Doritos Commercial Contest)
Russell Moore's Avatar Review (January 9, 2010) - I think I might be the only human being left on the planet who hasn't seen the movie Avatar. I've heard it described as the story of Pocahontas with aliens. To me it looks like Smurfs on steroids. Always insightful... (Keep Reading Russell Moore's Avatar Review)
Chesterton on Smallness (January 9, 2010) - In a post entitled "The Smaller You Get, the Freer You Will Be" Tullian Tchividjian reflects on a difficult year and the freedom that comes with feeling small and inadequate and finding all hope and security in Jesus Christ. He... (Keep Reading Chesterton on Smallness)
Bob Kauflin Reflects on 55 (January 9, 2010) - Bob Kauflin turned 55 and in this post he reflects on what he's learned about following Christ and leading others in worship. It's worth reading. ... (Keep Reading Bob Kauflin Reflects on 55)
3 Pages a Day (January 9, 2010) - Here's a motivating post from Stephen Altrogge on what reading 3 pages a day of a spiritual book could give you over the course of a year. "Ten minutes a day, a lifetime of change."... (Keep Reading 3 Pages a Day)
Seeking 7 Conference (December 28, 2009) - If I lived anywhere near Birmingham, Alabama, I'd go to this conference January 13-16. I love to hear Ravi Zacharias teach. Seeking 7 is an initiative to mobilize a generation of Christians with the requisite boldness to proclaim and defend... (Keep Reading Seeking 7 Conference)
Sufjan Stevens The BQE (December 18, 2009) - Downloading the new Sufjan record called The BQE which is instrumental (a soundtrack for a film about the eye-sore Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in NYC if I understand correctly.) I'll probably skip the movie, but I've heard the music is good. And... (Keep Reading Sufjan Stevens The BQE)
Toy Story 3 Trailer (December 18, 2009) - I'm a big Pixar fan. Toy Story 2 was a rarity: a sequel better than the original movie. Can they pull it off again with a third film? The trailer looks pretty good to me. Watch it. ... (Keep Reading Toy Story 3 Trailer)
Owl City Addicts (December 16, 2009) - My brother Isaac and sister Sarah told me about Owl City a few months ago and I bought his album Ocean Eyes. My kids love Adam Young's music. They each have a favorite song and request it every time we're... (Keep Reading Owl City Addicts)
Next 2010 (December 16, 2009) - D.A. Dever, Kevin Carson, C.J. Purswell, Mark DeYoung and Jeff Mahaney are speaking at Next 2010. Visit the site for an unscrambled list of their names and more helpful info. Hope you can join us. ... (Keep Reading Next 2010)
Bookends (December 14, 2009) - Our church is doing a study on the vital truths of the righteousness of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. It's inspired by a great little book by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington. You can download the sermons here. ... (Keep Reading Bookends)
Speaking in Louisville (December 9, 2009) - I'm looking forward to joining Al Mohler, Russell Moore, Shane & Shane and hip-hop artist Flame at the SBTS conference for highschool students next spring. Details.... (Keep Reading Speaking in Louisville)
Calling Christian Actors (December 2, 2009) - Vinegar Hill is casting for the NEXT 2010 conference promo video right now. Check out the casting call.... (Keep Reading Calling Christian Actors)
Pilgrim's Progress Musical (November 20, 2009) - Pilgrim is a modern musical adaptation of John Bunyan's classic work, Pilgrim's Progress. It was performed in spring 2009 by the high school students at my church. They did a great job. The script is by theatre professionals (and members... (Keep Reading Pilgrim's Progress Musical)
Stephen Altrogge Reviews Dug Down Deep (November 5, 2009) - Over at the Blazing Center blog they've posted a very generous review of the book. Read it.... (Keep Reading Stephen Altrogge Reviews Dug Down Deep)
Sex-Trafficking in USA (November 2, 2009) - Sex-Trafficking in USA: A recent nation-wide crackdown rescued 52 children from sex-trafficking. The LA Times reports that most victims in this wicked industry begin at age 12. And it's "estimated that 100,000 children are still involved in sex trafficking in... (Keep Reading Sex-Trafficking in USA)
Andrew Gallo VstheBrain: (October 30, 2009) - Andrew Gallo VstheBrain: Here are some still shots and technical specs on the video shoot we did the other day. I haven't gotten around to asking Andrew to explain his company's name VstheBrain, but it sounds cool. Read post.... (Keep Reading Andrew Gallo VstheBrain:)
New Look for (October 27, 2009) - New Look for In the next month or so we hope to unveil a brand new look for the website. We were able to get Matt Wahl to do the design (Matt designed the logo for Next and works... (Keep Reading New Look for
Good Plumber in Gaithersburg (October 26, 2009) - Good Plumber in Gaithersburg: If you live in Montgomery County, MD, and need a reliable plumber give Khin Ken Tay at PDG Plumbing Services a call. This is the only plumber I've ever hired who said to me, "Watch how... (Keep Reading Good Plumber in Gaithersburg)
My First "Review" (October 24, 2009) - My First "Review": After nearly two years of working on my new book, Dug Down Deep, I've been really excited to share it with people. Last week my publisher let me give away the first chapter and a guy named... (Keep Reading My First "Review")
Sugary Cereals Do Most Marketing (October 24, 2009) - Sugary Cereals Do Most Marketing: I think we probably all knew this but it turns out the most unhealthy cereals spend a lot more money marketing to little kids. When's the last time you saw a Grape Nuts ad? These... (Keep Reading Sugary Cereals Do Most Marketing)
J.C. Ryle on Practicing Bible Truth (October 19, 2009) - J.C. Ryle on Practicing Bible Truth: "It is poor work to read the Bible from mere curiosity, and for speculative purposes, in order to fill your head and store your mind with opinions, while you do not allow the book... (Keep Reading J.C. Ryle on Practicing Bible Truth)
Film Contest Update (October 14, 2009) - Film Contest Update: Over 100 artists submitted samples of their work for consideration. Thank you for your patience. I hope to post a list of the 10 contestants by next week.... (Keep Reading Film Contest Update)
Chris Klicka is With the Lord (October 12, 2009) - Chris Klicka is With the Lord: Tonight I'm grieving the passing of Chris Klicka, a very dear friend of our family. Chris used to speak at my father's home school conferences. He talked to and counseled me many times throughout... (Keep Reading Chris Klicka is With the Lord)
Tim Tebow and 1 Thess 5:18 (October 11, 2009) - Tim Tebow and 1 Thess 5:18: Politico reports that a trending Google search was "the First Thessalonians verse in Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's eye blacking last night as he left LSU dazed 13-3, two weeks after he suffered a concussion.... (Keep Reading Tim Tebow and 1 Thess 5:18)
First Chapter Giveaway Dug Down Deep (October 5, 2009) - First Chapter Giveaway Dug Down Deep: My publisher is allowing me to give away a PDF of the first chapter of my new book Dug Down Deep. Just join my Facebook fanpage and in the next few weeks you'll be... (Keep Reading First Chapter Giveaway Dug Down Deep)
Carol's Cookies Are Incredible (September 30, 2009) - Carol's Cookies Are Incredible: My local Wholefoods grocery store just started carrying "Carol's Cookies." Have you heard of these? Wow. Unbelievable. They weigh about half a pound each. You should try them. Visit Carol's website.... (Keep Reading Carol's Cookies Are Incredible)
Response to Film Contest (September 30, 2009) - Response to Film Contest: I've been blown away by the response to the Dug Down Deep film contest. We've received over 60 applications to participate from people around the world. I am deeply grateful for their willingness to help and... (Keep Reading Response to Film Contest)
Bill Clinton The Good Dad (September 27, 2009) - Bill Clinton The Good Dad: I thought this was an interesting column by Nancy Gibbs on new insights into the way the former President prioritized his daughter Chelsea during his White House years.... (Keep Reading Bill Clinton The Good Dad)
Allowed vs. Ought (September 24, 2009) - Allowed vs. Ought: I know my focus as a Christian is wrong when I'm more concerned with what I'm allowed to do than with what I ought to do. (via @HarrisJosh)... (Keep Reading Allowed vs. Ought)
A Definition of Sloth (September 19, 2009) - A Definition of Sloth: John Ortberg writes, "Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done —like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions."... (Keep Reading A Definition of Sloth)
Kideos & Totlol: Online Videos for Kids (September 18, 2009) - Kideos & Totlol: Online Videos for Children: YouTube can be a sketchy place (even for adults). I just heard about a kid-friendly version of Youtube that divides videos by age group. does the same thing--all the videos are... (Keep Reading Kideos & Totlol: Online Videos for Kids)
A Proverb For Serena Williams and Rep. Joe Wilson and Me (September 12, 2009) - A Proverb For Serena Williams and Rep. Joe Wilson and Me: "Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding." (Prov.17:27)... (Keep Reading A Proverb For Serena Williams and Rep. Joe Wilson and Me)
Quitting Facebook (September 5, 2009) - Quitting Facebook: Every fad eventually fades. Is Facebook on the way out? This New York Times article says there's a growing group of people are fed up for various reasons and abandoning Facebook. Read it.... (Keep Reading Quitting Facebook)
The Good and Bad of "The Shack" (September 5, 2009) - The Good and Bad of "The Shack": Here's a helpful review of William Young's best-selling novel "The Shack" by Trevin Wax. (Via Justin Taylor)... (Keep Reading The Good and Bad of "The Shack")
Catalyst Interviews Joshua Harris (September 1, 2009) - Catalyst Interviews Joshua Harris: I've never had the chance to make it to a Catalyst conference but I'm hoping to one of these days. But recently I met up with a guy named LV who works on the Catalyst team.... (Keep Reading Catalyst Interviews Joshua Harris)
Books for Married Couples (September 1, 2009) - Books for Married Couples: On Sunday I mentioned that I'd share a few suggested books for married couples. Here are a few I'd recommend. Enjoy!... (Keep Reading Books for Married Couples)
Louie Giglio on Twitter (August 14, 2009) - Louie Giglio on Twitter: After playfully slamming Twitter, Louie Giglio is somewhat penitent and has changed his mind. Watch his press conference announcement. And you can follow him @louiegiglio.... (Keep Reading Louie Giglio on Twitter)
Together for the Gospel 2010 Breakouts (August 12, 2009) - Together for the Gospel 2010 Breakouts: I'm honored to be speaking at one of the breakout sessions at T4G 2010. If you're a pastor and have never attended, I'd encourage you to make plans to come. Learn more.... (Keep Reading Together for the Gospel 2010 Breakouts)
J.C. Ryle Quotes Website (August 12, 2009) - J.C. Ryle Quotes Website: I'm a big J.C. Ryle fan. His book Holiness is a must-read. Enjoy this new website dedicated to Ryle quotes.... (Keep Reading J.C. Ryle Quotes Website)
Is the Apple Tablet/Media Pad/eBook Thingy Coming? (August 3, 2009) - Is the Apple Tablet/Media Pad/eBook Thingy Coming?: Even if it doesn't happen it sure is fun to speculate. I'm an Apple fan so I like the idea of other companies shaking in their boots. (If you own a Zune you... (Keep Reading Is the Apple Tablet/Media Pad/eBook Thingy Coming?)
Story Behind "Great is Thy Faithfulness" (August 3, 2009) - Story Behind "Great is Thy Faithfulness": Bob Kauflin shares the story of the very ordinary man behind an extraordinary hymn. Read it.... (Keep Reading Story Behind "Great is Thy Faithfulness")
Sovereign Grace Church Plant in Australia (August 3, 2009) - Sovereign Grace Church Plant in Australia: My friend Dave Taylor is heading up a plant in Australia. Visit the website to learn more. You can also join the Facebook group to stay updated.... (Keep Reading Sovereign Grace Church Plant in Australia)
John Calvin on the Gospel (July 25, 2009) - John Calvin on the Gospel: This quote is worth reading. "Without the gospel everything is useless and vain..."... (Keep Reading John Calvin on the Gospel)
Live Worship from Next 2009 (July 14, 2009) - Live Worship from Next 2009: The live recording from Next is now available. Thirteen songs for $5. My favorites are "I Need You" and "By This We Know Love." Check it out.... (Keep Reading Live Worship from Next 2009)
Chicken Hat (July 13, 2009) - Chicken Hat: My friend Josh Deckard shot this video of Joshua Quinn "wearing" one of our chickens.... (Keep Reading Chicken Hat)
Going Crazy Over Lincoln (June 27, 2009) - Going Crazy Over Lincoln: On vacation I read Team of Rivals and Manhunt. Next in line are two by Ronald C. White, Jr.: A. Lincoln and Lincoln's Greatest Speech. I just wrote James L. Swanson an email that probably made... (Keep Reading Going Crazy Over Lincoln)
Homeschooling Grows (June 1, 2009) - Homeschooling Grows: I saw this article in USA Today the other day at the grocery store. It's fascinating to see how the homeschool movement is evolving. Read it.... (Keep Reading Homeschooling Grows)
Joshua Harris Facebook Fan Page (June 1, 2009) - New Facebook Page: This sounds really cheesy, but we just launched a "fan page" over on Facebook. So here's the deal: I've almost reached the limit of friends I'm allowed to have so we started it as a way to... (Keep Reading Joshua Harris Facebook Fan Page)
John Piper on Twitter in Worship (May 29, 2009) - John Piper on Twitter in Worship: Commenting on the issue of Twitter during worship he writes that we should "use Twitter before and after corporate worship to say what you take in and take out. But when you are in... (Keep Reading John Piper on Twitter in Worship)
The Preeminence of Christ (May 26, 2009) - The Preeminence of Christ: All the messages from Next 2009 will be available soon for free download. But for now here's the audio of my session in which I talk about what it means for Jesus to be preeminent in... (Keep Reading The Preeminence of Christ)
Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Miss California (May 20, 2009) - Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Miss California: Nancy shares some insightful comments on Carrie Prejean. "In my mind, Carrie Prejean's story is symptomatic of deeper root issues in the evangelical world--issues that in my opinion outweigh most of what is being... (Keep Reading Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Miss California)
Scribbles (May 16, 2009) - Scribbles: This is a very cool drawing tool that my kids have enjoyed. A paid version is available, but I just downloaded the free version (which leaves a watermark if you want to print or email). It's very easy to... (Keep Reading Scribbles)
Free Coldplay Album (May 16, 2009) - Free Coldplay Album: They're giving away a free download of a live album called "LeftRightLeftRightLeft." Get it.... (Keep Reading Free Coldplay Album)
Sam Storms: Panting After God (May 13, 2009) - Sam Storms: Panting After God: In a meditation on Psalm 42 Sam Storms writes, "It is a sweet bitterness. The next best thing to living in the light of the Lord's love is to be unhappy till we have it,... (Keep Reading Sam Storms: Panting After God)
New Mac Ads: Time Traveling PC (May 12, 2009) - New Mac Ads: Time Traveling PC: There are a new batch of Mac ads that are pretty funny. Watch the one called "Time Traveler." PC goes to the year 2150 to see if PCs work better then. I like the... (Keep Reading New Mac Ads: Time Traveling PC)
Malcolm Gladwell: How David Beats Goliath (May 10, 2009) - Malcolm Gladwell: How David Beats Goliath: In a New Yorker article bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell makes the point that "Effort can trump ability." He writes, "We tell ourselves that skill is the precious resource and effort is the commodity. It's... (Keep Reading Malcolm Gladwell: How David Beats Goliath)
Free Gospel Coalition Messages (April 28, 2009) - Free Gospel Coalition Messages: Audio and in some cases video of the sessions from the Gospel Coalition Conference are now available online.... (Keep Reading Free Gospel Coalition Messages)
A Lincoln Rival on Ambition (April 14, 2009) - A Lincoln Rival on Ambition: "Ambition is a passion, at once strong and insidious, and is very apt to cheat a man out of his happiness and his true respectability of character." - Edward Bates, quoted in Team of Rivals... (Keep Reading A Lincoln Rival on Ambition)
Spurgeon on Praying for Guidance (April 14, 2009) - Spurgeon on Praying for Guidance: "Take your difficulty to God in prayer and say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears' (1 Sam. 3:9). Do not ask God to confirm your opinion; ask Him to make your opinion conform to His... (Keep Reading Spurgeon on Praying for Guidance)
Resurrection Sermons from Next Speakers (April 14, 2009) - Resurrection Sermons from Next Speakers: Over at the Next Blog, Ricky Alcantar has compiled a list of Easter sermons from the guys speaking at Next 2009--D.A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, CJ Mahaney, Sinclair Ferguson and Yours Truly.... (Keep Reading Resurrection Sermons from Next Speakers)
Essential Rules for Pirates (April 13, 2009) - Essential Rules for Pirates: Rule #1 "Don't mess with the Navy SEALS." The story of the sacrificial leadership of Capt. Richard Phillips, the bravery of his crew, and his rescue by the SEALS is a welcome bit of good news.... (Keep Reading Essential Rules for Pirates)
Essential Words for Cheesy Christian Pop Songs (April 12, 2009) - Essential Words for Cheesy Christian Pop Songs: I did a guest post over at Abraham Piper's 22 Words blog. Sincere apologies to all my Nashville friends. Read the list.... (Keep Reading Essential Words for Cheesy Christian Pop Songs)
Twitter Hashtags: What Does the # Sign Mean? (April 10, 2009) - Twitter Hashtags: What Does the # Sign Mean? Ever wondered what all the # signs on Twitter mean? They're called "hashtags." Twitter Fan Wiki explains: "Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They're... (Keep Reading Twitter Hashtags: What Does the # Sign Mean?)
Facebook's Unique Temptations (April 2, 2009) - Facebook's Unique Temptations: It's a great tool, but are you using it wisely? What does it mean to use Facebook for the glory of God? Stephen Altrogge evaluates how Facebook intersects with a Christian's relationship with God, relationships with others... (Keep Reading Facebook's Unique Temptations)
Self-Sufficiency's Antidote (April 2, 2009) - Self-Sufficiency's Antidote: C.J. Mahaney shares how he battles self-sufficiency by casting his cares on the Lord through prayer. "The very act of pausing in a busy day to pray is an act of weakening pride in my life, acknowledging that... (Keep Reading Self-Sufficiency's Antidote)
Coldplay Puppets Shock Crowd (April 1, 2009) - Coldplay Puppets Shock Crowd: Maybe I have a very strange sense of humor, but I thought this Coldplay video was hilarious. My favorite parts: the first time the pyrotechnics explode, Chris Martin stage-diving and the helicopter.... (Keep Reading Coldplay Puppets Shock Crowd)
Al Mohler and Fruit of the Loom (March 28, 2009) - Al Mohler and Fruit of the Loom: Today on Twitter Al Mohler wrote: "Just passed Fruit of the Loom plant in Bowling Green, KY. Impressive, but I have no time to stop for a briefing."... (Keep Reading Al Mohler and Fruit of the Loom)
Evangelical Leaders Passing the Baton (March 27, 2009) - Evangelical Leaders Passing the Baton: My friend Tullian Tchividjian is highlighted in this World Magazine article about how mega-ministries grapple with a founder's departure. Lynn Vincent writes: "The leadership transfer at Coral Ridge is one among several recent changings-of-the-guard in... (Keep Reading Evangelical Leaders Passing the Baton)
The Real Population Threat (March 25, 2009) - The Real Population Threat: Al Mohler writes that the real population threat the world faces isn't over-population, but "depopulation." Referencing a USA Today article by Philip Longman, Mohler states, "On a global scale, we are seeing the population of older... (Keep Reading The Real Population Threat)
5,000 Guys Singing (March 23, 2009) - 5,000 Guys Singing: Lately I've been listening to the Together for the Gospel Live album. It's an album of hymns sung by all the brothers who gathered for the conference last year. My friend Bob Kauflin leads on piano. Very... (Keep Reading 5,000 Guys Singing)
New Life Restarting Churches (March 22, 2009) - New Life Restarting Churches: A church in Chicago called New Life has been adopting and restarting several historic churches in the city. This video is an inspiring reminder that the church in every generation is called to be multi-generational and... (Keep Reading New Life Restarting Churches)
Mark Driscoll in "Satan Debate" on Nightline (March 20, 2009) - Mark Driscoll in "Satan Debate" on Nightline: Driscoll participated in a debate about the existence of Satan. The show was taped tonight and will air March 26. The Christian Post reports: "Two controversial preachers, a former Las Vegas escort and... (Keep Reading Mark Driscoll in "Satan Debate" on Nightline)
White House Organic Garden (March 20, 2009) - White House Organic Garden: I think this is cool. First Lady, Michelle Obama is planting an organic garden on the White House lawn. The Washington Post reports: "The 1,100-square-foot garden will include 55 kinds of vegetables, including peppers, spinach....There will... (Keep Reading White House Organic Garden)
Michael Tait of dcTalk Becomes Newsboys Frontman (March 14, 2009) - Michael Tait of dcTalk Becomes Newsboys Frontman: I am having a Christian music 90's flashback. I saw both dcTalk and the Newsboys many times in concert back in the day. Anybody remember the revolving drum kit? Anybody else wear out... (Keep Reading Michael Tait of dcTalk Becomes Newsboys Frontman)
Jon Stewart Skewers Jim Cramer (March 14, 2009) - Jon Stewart Skewers Jim Cramer: Have you heard about or watched the interview that Daily Show host, Jon Stewart did with the Mad Money guy John Cramer? Wow. Ouch. What an upside-down world we live in. A comedy news show... (Keep Reading Jon Stewart Skewers Jim Cramer)
Sufjan Steven's Free "Illinoize" Remix Tracks (March 13, 2009) - Sufjan Steven's Free "Illinoize" Remix Tracks: My friend pointed me to a free download of remixed songs by indie wonder-boy Sufjan Stevens. A Montreal-based producer named Tor basically did a hip-hop version of several songs. I've been listening to them... (Keep Reading Sufjan Steven's Free "Illinoize" Remix Tracks)
Tullian Tchividjian and Coral Ridge (March 12, 2009) - Tullian Tchividjian and Coral Ridge: Please pray for my good friend Tullian whose church New City is in the process of merging with Coral Ridge, the church of the late Dr. D. James Kennedy. As you can imagine there is... (Keep Reading Tullian Tchividjian and Coral Ridge)
Twitter Style Guide (March 12, 2009) - Twitter Style Guide: This is Grammar Girl's "Strunk and Twite" unofficial guide to writing for Twitter. My favorite rule: "Don't use abbreviations such as 4U and L8. They make you sound like a 12-year-old (which is bad, unless you actually... (Keep Reading Twitter Style Guide)
Piper on David Wilkerson's Prophecy (March 10, 2009) - Piper on David Wilkerson's Prophecy: What should Christians make of David Wilkerson's prophecy of impending doom for NYC? John Piper applies 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 that says, "Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good" and examines... (Keep Reading Piper on David Wilkerson's Prophecy)
Losing My Religion (March 9, 2009) - Losing My Religion: The Washington Post reports, "The percentage of Americans who call themselves Christians has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, and those who do are increasingly identifying themselves without traditional denomination labels, according to a major study... (Keep Reading Losing My Religion)
I Am So Proud of My Brothers (March 6, 2009) - I Am So Proud of My Brothers: Alex and Brett's book Do Hard Things has been chosen as the "Youth Outreach Resource of the Year" in the March/April 2009 issue of Outreach Magazine. Congrats, boys!... (Keep Reading I Am So Proud of My Brothers)
Yoda, Batman, Facebook is Not for You (March 6, 2009) - Yoda, Batman, Facebook is Not for You: I thought this Wash Post article was funny. Turns out that if you have an interesting name like Yoda, Batman or Super, you'll have a tough time convincing Facebook to let you use... (Keep Reading Yoda, Batman, Facebook is Not for You)
Next 2009 Needs Your Blog (March 3, 2009) - Next 2009 Needs Your Blog: To all my blogging friends: Would you consider posting one of our banners or buttons on your site to help us tell others about the conference? The vision of Next is to see the gospel... (Keep Reading Next 2009 Needs Your Blog)
Christian Cringe Award (March 3, 2009) - Christian Cringe Award: The winner of the 2008 Christian Cringe Award (something I just made up) goes to the movie Sunday School Musical. No, this is not a spoof it is a real "Christian" direct to DVD movie that is... (Keep Reading Christian Cringe Award)
And Can It Be? (February 28, 2009) - And Can It Be: This month our church is memorizing Charles Wesley's classic hymn. Lyrics, background information and breakdown of its content can be found here.... (Keep Reading And Can It Be?)
A Definition of Worldliness (February 26, 2009) - A Definition of Worldliness: In Concise Theology, J.I. Packer defines it as "any internalizing of the earthbound self-absorption of the people of this world."... (Keep Reading A Definition of Worldliness)
Books I'm Reading (February 23, 2009) - Books I'm Reading: Driscoll, Tchvidjian, Chester, Stott and Spurgeon. Here are some books I'm dipping into at the moment.... (Keep Reading Books I'm Reading)
Warning Signs that Facebook is Too Important (February 23, 2009) - Warning Signs that Facebook is Too Important: Here's one to look out for: you're tempted to steal someone's laptop to check your Facebook page.... (Keep Reading Warning Signs that Facebook is Too Important)
Favorite iPhone Game (February 23, 2009) - Favorite iPhone Game: Rolando is our family's favorite game. It was created exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch.... (Keep Reading Favorite iPhone Game)
Latest Peanut Product Recalls (February 19, 2009) - Latest Peanut Product Recalls: Here's an Associated Press list of possibly salmonella tainted peanut products. Stick with the ham sandwich today!... (Keep Reading Latest Peanut Product Recalls)
Coldplay and Common Grace (February 18, 2009) - Coldplay and Common Grace: Viva la Vida is my favorite album of 2008. Over at The Blazing Center, my friend Mark Altrogge has an interesting post called Coldplay Speaks about the band's enthusiasm, humility and diligence.... (Keep Reading Coldplay and Common Grace)
Deeper Proof (February 18, 2009) - Deeper Proof: "If you have shallow sorrows you will receive shallow graces. If you have deep afflictions you will obtain deeper proof of God's faithfulness."—Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters.... (Keep Reading Deeper Proof)
The Nourishing Gourmet (February 14, 2009) - The Nourishing Gourmet: My sister-in-law Kimberly is passionate about nourishing, healthy (and frugal!) cooking, family, and supporting local farmers. Find recipes and other tips on health-giving food at her site The Nourishing Gourmet.... (Keep Reading The Nourishing Gourmet)
We Need Your Help (February 14, 2009) - We Need Your Help: We just set up a "Spread the Word" section on the Next site where you can easily request brochures, posters and stickers for the 2009 conference. If you can help us tell others about this event... (Keep Reading We Need Your Help)
Indulgences Make a Comeback (February 10, 2009) - Indulgences Make a Comeback: Read a fascinating article in today's New York Times about the return of indulgences in the Catholic church. "According to church teaching, even after sinners are absolved in the confessional and say their Our Fathers or... (Keep Reading Indulgences Make a Comeback)
Conference Nightmares (February 10, 2009) - Conference Nightmares: Am I the only one this happens to?... (Keep Reading Conference Nightmares)
Kevin Deyoung's New Blog (February 8, 2009) - Kevin Deyoung's New Blog: Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung has launched a new blog: DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. Kevin co-authored Why We're Not Emergent and has a great book on guidance called Just Do Something coming out in April. And... (Keep Reading Kevin Deyoung's New Blog)
Free Messages from Next (February 6, 2009) - Free Message from Next: We just launched the Resource Page at Next which features free MP3s of the past four years of the conference with sermons by John Piper, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Mike Bullmore and Bob Kauflin.... (Keep Reading Free Messages from Next)
The Railway Children (January 25, 2009) - The Railway Children: Shannon has been reading E. Nesbit's classic book The Railway Children to the kids for school. I've read a few chapters and really enjoyed it. I don't know why I never read this growing up.... (Keep Reading The Railway Children)
Disney Dumps Narnia (January 24, 2009) - Disney Dumps Narnia: The LA Times reports that a nasty feud between Disney and Walden Media has led to break in their partnership. Evidently, the Caspian film cost a lot more to market and didn't bring in as much cash.... (Keep Reading Disney Dumps Narnia)
Abortion and Obama's First Few Days (January 23, 2009) - Abortion and Obama's First Few Days: This is a good post from Justin Taylor on steps President Obama has already taken to express his support of abortion. So sad.... (Keep Reading Abortion and Obama's First Few Days)
The Conference Formerly Known as New Attitude (January 16, 2009) - The Conference Formerly Known as New Attitude: After ten years, we're giving New Attitude a new name. Let's be honest, the only thing called New Attitude is a bad Patti Labelle song from the 80's and a few cheap nail... (Keep Reading The Conference Formerly Known as New Attitude)
9 Reasons This Recession Will Be Good (January 1, 2009) - 9 Reasons This Recession Will Be Good: My friend Dennis passed on this article from U.S. News and World Reports. It states: "Recessions are lousy - as Americans have learned about 10 times over the last 50 years. But they're... (Keep Reading 9 Reasons This Recession Will Be Good)
$10,000 in Box of Crackers (December 27, 2008) - $10,000 in Box of Crackers: I saw this story today and decided to use it as an illustration in first sermon on "The Good Recession." It seems there's no safe place for money these days. Banks fail. The stock market... (Keep Reading $10,000 in Box of Crackers)
Rick Warren in a Whirlwind (December 20, 2008) - Rick Warren in a Whirlwind: Al Mohler on the uproar over Pastor Rick Warren giving the invocation at Obama's inauguration and why he wouldn't do it if he were asked. (Hat Tip: Justin Taylor)... (Keep Reading Rick Warren in a Whirlwind)
This is My Story (December 16, 2008) - This is My Story: "I had heard the gospel a thousand times before...for the first time I truly understood my sinfulness and need for a savior!" Read Rachel's story.... (Keep Reading This is My Story)
Jeff Purswell is Ultimate Man (December 12, 2008) - Jeff Purswell is Ultimate Man: This will make no sense if you didn't hear the message, but we had a little fun with a video clip from my buddy Jeff Purswell's terrific sermon on the incarnation.... (Keep Reading Jeff Purswell is Ultimate Man)
Stories of God's Grace (December 11, 2008) - Stories of God's Grace: We've just begun to post testimonies from New Attitude attendees. We'll be adding more stories in the coming days. Please stop by to check it out and join us in celebrating God's grace. We're viewing this... (Keep Reading Stories of God's Grace)
David Wells on Feeling Good (December 10, 2008) - David Wells on Feeling Good: "Feeling good about yourself is not the same thing as actually being good. In fact, people often feel good about themselves in moments when they should not." - The Courage to Be Protestant... (Keep Reading David Wells on Feeling Good)
Worm in Woman's Brain (November 25, 2008) - Worm in Woman's Brain: In case you're looking for something else to be thankful about, here's the story of a woman who found a worm burrowed into her brain. Doctors thought she had a brain tumor, instead they found the... (Keep Reading Worm in Woman's Brain)
Christianity Today Reviews Lu (November 13, 2008) - Christianity Today Reviews Lu: The Na Band, fronted by Devon Kauflin who leads worship at our church, had its album reviewed by CT. The reviewer states that the album is "far from your typical corporate praise album, Looked Upon and... (Keep Reading Christianity Today Reviews Lu)
Entrusted with the Gospel (November 6, 2008) - Entrusted with the Gospel: The Gospel Coalition National Conference is scheduled for April 21-23, 2009 in Chicago. I love the theme "Living the Vision of 2 Timothy." I'll be doing a seminar. Hope to see you there.... (Keep Reading Entrusted with the Gospel)
Song I Can't Stop Singing (October 30, 2008) - Song I Can't Stop Singing: It's done my soul good to sing the song Glorious and Mighty from the Sovereign Grace Psalms album. It's sung by my friend Missy Farmer. More...... (Keep Reading Song I Can't Stop Singing)
Taking Slackers to Task (October 21, 2008) - Taking Slackers to Task: Christianity Today features an interview with my brothers Alex and Brett Harris about their book Do Hard Things.... (Keep Reading Taking Slackers to Task)
Kirk Cameron Will Only Kiss His Wife (September 23, 2008) - Kirk Cameron Will Only Kiss His Wife: Have you ever had the thought, "How do actors keep their marriages together when they're constantly doing loves scenes in movies with people they're not married to?" Well, obviously and sadly, most Hollywood... (Keep Reading Kirk Cameron Will Only Kiss His Wife)
New Vinegar Hill Website (September 4, 2008) - New Vinegar Hill Website: Check out the new website for Vinegar Hill Pictures. David Altrogge and Mike Hartnett, the duo behind Vinegar Hill, did all the Psalm Video intros for the series we did at Covenant Life earlier this year.... (Keep Reading New Vinegar Hill Website)
Facebook Again (September 4, 2008) - Facebook Again: A year ago I decided to ditch Facebook. But now I'm giving it another try. Why? Because I learned that by turning off all alerts I can better keep it under control. And also because I plan to... (Keep Reading Facebook Again)
Gospel Coalition Video (August 28, 2008) - Gospel Coalition Video: Check out the "introductory video" explaining the vision of the Gospel Coalition.... (Keep Reading Gospel Coalition Video)
Record Catch with a Barbie Fishing Rod (August 26, 2008) - Record Catch with a Barbie Fishing Rod: This is a pretty funny story. Will you look at that fish? It's bigger than the girl. It's a good thing she handed it over to her grandpa. That catfish would have dragged... (Keep Reading Record Catch with a Barbie Fishing Rod)
Modest Clothing Trend (August 18, 2008) - Modest Clothing Trend: Styles come and go. Could there be shift toward a more modest, layered look on the rise among women? An article entitled "Mom Shocked by Teen's Modest Clothing" at says there is. The article says, "At... (Keep Reading Modest Clothing Trend)
Digital PhotoCamp (August 18, 2008) - Digital Photocamp: My friend Andy Alonso does PhotoCamps for people who want to learn how to get the most out of the fancy SLR digital camera they own. I think this is such a great idea. If you live anywhere... (Keep Reading Digital PhotoCamp)
Charisma on Todd Bentley (August 15, 2008) - Charisma on Todd Bentley: In the wake of Todd Bentley's separation from his wife, J. Lee Grady, the editor of Charisma reflects on the mistakes made by leaders and laypeople alike in embracing Bentley's ministry. Grady writes, "But among those... (Keep Reading Charisma on Todd Bentley)
New Worship Album: The Psalms (August 11, 2008) - New Worship Album: The Psalms: Sovereign Grace just released its latest worship album based on the book of Psalms. They're offering a free download of a song on their site.... (Keep Reading New Worship Album: The Psalms)
The Mill Messages (August 11, 2008) - The Mill Messages: We've been doing weekly Friday morning meetings for men at our church. We call it "The Mill" because a mill is where you grind and reshape something. That's what we want God's word to do in the... (Keep Reading The Mill Messages)
Acts: The Musical: (August 11, 2008) - Acts: The Musical: If you live anywhere near Gaithersburg, MD, you're invited to join us at Covenant Life for a musical production our singles ministry is staging. "Acts" is modern musical based on the biblical story of the early church.... (Keep Reading Acts: The Musical:)
CJ on Art Monk (August 7, 2008) - CJ on Art Monk: This post by CJ about Redskin legend, Art Monk is very inspiring. CJ is preaching on sports at the end of our "Don't Waste Your..." series. I'm looking forward to hearing him address the subject.... (Keep Reading CJ on Art Monk)
Joel Harris on Worship (July 21, 2008) - Joel Harris on Worship: My brother Joel, who leads worship for the Rebelution conference, has written an article entitled "We Must Be Constant Worshipers."... (Keep Reading Joel Harris on Worship)
Atheism Remix (July 19, 2008) - Atheism Remix: The contemporary strain of atheism--the New Atheism--is more popular and widely accepted than previous strains. Dr. Al Mohler's newest book provides a Christian response to New Atheism's four leading thinkers: Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher... (Keep Reading Atheism Remix)
The Pastor and His Joy (July 8, 2008) - Leadership Interviews: Our third podcast is up on the Sovereign Grace site: The Pastor and His Joy.... (Keep Reading The Pastor and His Joy)
Brooke Fraser (July 6, 2008) - Brooke Fraser: My buddy, Robert, emailed me to tell me that I'd enjoy the new album by a girl named Brooke Fraser. She's a young singer from New Zealand who has sung on some of the Hillsong United worship albums.... (Keep Reading Brooke Fraser)
Collin Hansen Takes Over (July 2, 2008) - Collin Hansen Takes Over: Justin Taylor over at Between Two Worlds has asked Collin Hansen" to "Co-Blog" with him recently. But from the looks of it, Collin has settled in and taken over the place. Is Justin tied up in... (Keep Reading Collin Hansen Takes Over)
Smuggling Character (July 2, 2008) - Smuggling Character: Right now I'm reading and benefiting from Sinclair Ferguson's little book The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction. In the chapter on justification he writes, "The glory of the gospel is that God has declared Christians to be rightly... (Keep Reading Smuggling Character)
Someone's Living in My Closet (June 7, 2008) - Someone's Living in My Closet: The next time a left-over piece of pizza disappears you might want to search your house. You could have a strange woman living in one of your closets. That's what happened to a 57-year-old Japanese... (Keep Reading Someone's Living in My Closet)
New iPhone Rumors (June 3, 2008) - New iPhone Rumors: You have to be a very strange, odd person to read Apple "rumor sites" in hopes of getting scoop on the next product from Steve Jobs. So please don't ask me why I know about Ummm,... (Keep Reading New iPhone Rumors)
The Teacher Who Ran (June 2, 2008) - The Teacher Who Ran: This is the sad story of teacher who isn't ashamed to admit that he loves himself too much to worry about the fate of his students or even his mother during an earthquake.... (Keep Reading The Teacher Who Ran)
Songlist from New Attitude 08 (June 2, 2008) - Songlist from New Attitude 08: Over at the Na Band's Facebook page, Devon Kauflin lists all the songs they did at the conference and provides handy links to iTunes if you want to buy the songs.... (Keep Reading Songlist from New Attitude 08)
Christian Post on New Attitude (May 29, 2008) - Christian Post on New Attitude: This is a short article about the conference.... (Keep Reading Christian Post on New Attitude)
Alex and Brett Harris on NPR (May 28, 2008) - My Brothers: Alex and Brett were recently interviewed on NPR about their book Do Hard Things.... (Keep Reading Alex and Brett Harris on NPR)
NBA Finals (May 20, 2008) - NBA Finals: I'm thinking it would be really cool to have the Celtics and the Lakers facing each other in the finals. And I think that only about three people will watch if its the Pistons and Spurs.... (Keep Reading NBA Finals)
Exalting Christ With Your Rebate (May 16, 2008) - Exalting Christ With Your Rebate: John Piper writes on whether we should stimulate the economy or advance Christ's kingdom with our rebate checks.... (Keep Reading Exalting Christ With Your Rebate)
What I'm Reading Today (May 15, 2008) - What I'm Reading Today: I'm enjoying Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers. Read it?... (Keep Reading What I'm Reading Today)
The Rebelution is Over (May 15, 2008) - The Rebelution is Over: I always knew my brothers' vision would have to come to an end at some point, I just never thought it would involve peanut butter.... (Keep Reading The Rebelution is Over)
What I'm Listening To (May 12, 2008) - What I'm Listening To: I just bought The Weepies new album Hideaway. Shannon and I are in my office. She's reading and I'm filing and paying bills. I like this album. Great melodies. Good working, studying, chillin' out music.... (Keep Reading What I'm Listening To)
Bad Guys Caught With a Mac (May 10, 2008) - Bad Guy Caught With a Mac: This is a great story. A girl's Apple laptop gets stolen but she uses a remote access program to control it and takes a picture of the thief as the doofus sits in front... (Keep Reading Bad Guys Caught With a Mac)
New Word Alive's Top 10 (May 8, 2008) - New Word Alive's Top 10: The recent New Word Alive conference showed a video top-ten list of books for students. My book Sex is Not the Problem made the list. It's pretty funny. I just wish mine could have... (Keep Reading New Word Alive's Top 10)
Challies on Do Hard Things (April 29, 2008) - Challies on Do Hard Things: Here's a review by Tim Challies of my brothers' new book Do Hard Things.... (Keep Reading Challies on Do Hard Things)
Free Song from the Na Band (April 25, 2008) - Free Song from the Na Band: The Na Band led by Devon Kauflin has an album that will be released at New Attitude 2008. Entitled "Looked Upon" (or Lu) it was produced by Jeremy White. It is a collection of... (Keep Reading Free Song from the Na Band)
eHarmony Going Downhill (April 25, 2008) - eHarmony Going Downhill: Over at Boundless: The Line Ted Slater comments on the sad direction eHarmony seems to be taking. He writes, "In my opinion, eHarmony has become all about market share and money, and only tangentially about facilitating healthy... (Keep Reading eHarmony Going Downhill)
Why Come to New Attitude? (April 17, 2008) - Why Come to New Attitude? In a post encouraging people to consider attending New Attitude, C.J. writes, "This conference will not only prove formative in the souls of those who attend, but will also transfer the gospel to a younger... (Keep Reading Why Come to New Attitude?)
T4G 2008 (April 16, 2008) - T4G 2008: I'm at the Together for the Gospel conference this week along with the pastoral team of Covenant Life and about twenty other men from our church. You can read about the sessions at and learn more about... (Keep Reading T4G 2008)
Tim Challies on Accountability (April 8, 2008) - Fighting Sin: Tim Challies shares some good thoughts on accountability, reflections from his small group study using my book on lust.... (Keep Reading Tim Challies on Accountability)
Flirt to Convert (April 4, 2008) - Flirt to Convert: Looking for a new evangelism strategy? This new book (wink, wink) is pretty funny. I love the endorsement that says, "Now when boys ask me out I know they're really just seeking God." (HT: John David)... (Keep Reading Flirt to Convert)
Ferguson Interview (April 3, 2008) - Ferguson Interview: check out the interview CJ did with Sinclair Ferguson.... (Keep Reading Ferguson Interview)
From Nightclub to Church (April 1, 2008) - From Nightclub to Church: This article by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer tells the story of how Mars Hill Church in Seattle turned a former nightclub into it's sixth campus. Go, Mars Hill!... (Keep Reading From Nightclub to Church)
Quote on Worry (March 30, 2008) - Quote on Worry: Here's my favorite line from Ed Welch's excellent book on fear, Running Scared: "Worriers are visionaries minus the optimism."... (Keep Reading Quote on Worry)
Facebook & Godliness (March 21, 2008) - Facebook & Godliness: my fellow-pastor Kenneth Maresco recently gave a message to the teens and parents of our church about Facebook in which he sought to bring biblical wisdom to bear on this "new" form of communication. I think parents... (Keep Reading Facebook & Godliness)
Tullian on 700 Club (March 15, 2008) - Tullian on 700 Club: my friend, Tullian Tchividjian, who is a pastor and the author of Do I Know God? was recently featured on the 700 Club.... (Keep Reading Tullian on 700 Club)
Geldof and Bush (March 5, 2008) - Geldof and Bush: This is a fascinating article by Bob Geldof who traveled with the President on his recent trip to Africa (HT: Isaac Hydoski).... (Keep Reading Geldof and Bush)
Tim Challies Reviews The Reason for God (February 20, 2008) - Book Review: Tim Challies reviews Tim Keller's The Reason for God.... (Keep Reading Tim Challies Reviews The Reason for God)
Mahaney Interviews Dever (February 2, 2008) - Interview: Turning the tables, CJ Mahaney interviews Mark Dever in this 9Marks interview on building healthy churches.... (Keep Reading Mahaney Interviews Dever)
The Gettys (January 31, 2008) - The Gettys: Our church is thrilled to have Keith and Kristin Getty joining us this Sunday. They'll be leading worship along with Bob Kauflin. If you haven't heard their wonderful hymns, you should check them out.... (Keep Reading The Gettys)
Tim Keller Interview (January 20, 2008) - Tim Keller Interview: Justin interviews pastor Tim Keller about his forthcoming book The Reason For God.... (Keep Reading Tim Keller Interview)
Dave Barry on the Election (January 11, 2008) - Dave Barry on the Election: After the IA and NH primaries, humorist Dave Barry has some probing questions about the candidates like "Is McCain too old at 117?" And "Does Romney ever burp?" (HT:BK)... (Keep Reading Dave Barry on the Election)
A Book Finished; A Rebelution Continued (December 18, 2007) - My Brothers: Alex and Brett are finally finished their book and are getting back in to the swing of things over at the Rebelution.... (Keep Reading A Book Finished; A Rebelution Continued)
Al Gore Hates Divorce (December 13, 2007) - Al Gore Hates Divorce: This is an unexpected reason for keeping your marriage vows: divorce is bad for the environment. (HT:Retro Evangelical)... (Keep Reading Al Gore Hates Divorce)
American Holy War (December 9, 2007) - American Holy War: Newsweek has a cover story on Gov. Mike Huckabee that shares a lot of dirt being dug up on him, and an article that discusses the role of religion in the presidential election.... (Keep Reading American Holy War)
Romney Speech Roundup (December 7, 2007) - Romney Speech Roundup: Collin Hansen collects responses to Mitt Romney's recent speech on his Mormon faith (HT:JT). And Justin Taylor comments and links on more reactions to Romney.... (Keep Reading Romney Speech Roundup)
Mohler on The Golden Compass (December 5, 2007) - The Golden Compass: Once again, Al Mohler serves us all with his insightful commentary and guidance. His article on The Golden Compass is the best I've read yet on the topic.... (Keep Reading Mohler on The Golden Compass)
The Church: The Who and the Why (November 22, 2007) - The Church: The Who and the Why Over at the New Attitude blog Justin Taylor contributes a post about the identity and purpose of the church.... (Keep Reading The Church: The Who and the Why)
Books for the Ladies (November 15, 2007) - Books: If you're Christmas shopping for your wife, or any women in your life, Karalee Reinke offers some insight. (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Books for the Ladies)
Justin Taylor on Adoption (November 10, 2007) - Adoption: In his excellent article in Boundless, "From Adopted to Adopting," Justin Taylor discusses how the reality of our adoption through Christ informs our perspective on the adoption of children into families.... (Keep Reading Justin Taylor on Adoption)
Using Technology to Bring the Gospel to All Nations (November 7, 2007) - Technology for the Nations: This article in the Washington Post details the use of technology by missionaries bringing the gospel to remote, unreached and, in some cases, illiterate people groups.... (Keep Reading Using Technology to Bring the Gospel to All Nations)
The Nightmare of Polygamy (November 3, 2007) - The Nightmare of Polygamy: Carolyn Jessop was the fourth wife of a man 32 years older than her. She's written her story in Escape, a book that tells the story of her nightmarish life in the cult the Fundamentalist Church... (Keep Reading The Nightmare of Polygamy)
Mixing Christianity & Scientology (November 2, 2007) - Mixing Christianity & Scientology: When churches become more concerned with self-help and successful living than preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ you will see this kind of compromise more and more frequently.... (Keep Reading Mixing Christianity & Scientology)
Fundamentalists (October 27, 2007) - Fundamentalists: Collin Hansen, who writes a "Theology in the News" column for Christianity Today, focuses on The Crisis of Modern Fundamentalism this month. (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Fundamentalists)
Music (October 27, 2007) - Music: Last week I downloaded Mute Math. I like the song Noticed.... (Keep Reading Music)
Why New Attitude? (October 26, 2007) - New Attitude: The Na blog has posted a video with CJ Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Eric Simmons and myself answering the question, "Why New Attitude?"... (Keep Reading Why New Attitude?)
Resurgence Interviews Mark Dever (October 24, 2007) - Interview: Gary Shavey at Resurgence interviews Mark Dever on his book, What is a Healthy Church.... (Keep Reading Resurgence Interviews Mark Dever)
Westminster Bookstore (October 18, 2007) - Books: Westminster Bookstore, an excellent resource for reformed (and often discounted) books, has redesigned and restructured their Website. It looks good, and is worth a browse. (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Westminster Bookstore)
The Idol of Technology (October 17, 2007) - Technology: Mark Driscoll discusses the importance and freedom of unplugging while on vacation and the "cell sin" of being beholden to information technology.... (Keep Reading The Idol of Technology)
Piper on Tyndale (September 29, 2007) - Piper on Tyndale: This week I've been listening to John Piper's biographical sermon on William Tyndale, the man who gave his life so that God's word could be read in English. Piper estimates that seventy percent of the English Standard... (Keep Reading Piper on Tyndale)
Parable of the iPhone (September 29, 2007) - Parable of the iPhone: In this article about the iPhone the author uses Jesus' parable from Matthew 20:1-16 to silence early adopters whining about the $200 price cut. (HT: Justin)... (Keep Reading Parable of the iPhone)
Rule of Thumb (September 16, 2007) - Rule of Thumb: A friend sent me this fascinating " rel="external"> article on the use of text-messaging in relationships. The author is fed up and her thumbs are sore. "Technology is slowly killing romance," she writes. "It's draining the courting... (Keep Reading Rule of Thumb)
Darth Federer (September 9, 2007) - Darth Federer: On Sunday afternoon the whole Harris family watched Roger Federer win his 12th Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. Unbelievable. My son is such a big Fed fan that he broke into tears when I told him before... (Keep Reading Darth Federer)
New iPods (September 9, 2007) - New iPods: Apple has done it again with a revamped line of iPods. The new Nano plays video, there's a brand-new iPod Touch that features built-in Wi-Fi and the iPhone has been marked down $200. I love this company. Steve... (Keep Reading New iPods)
Debate Performance (September 9, 2007) - Debate Performance: this recap of the recent Republican presidential debate gives high marks to Mike Huckabee.... (Keep Reading Debate Performance)
Humble Orthodoxy (August 31, 2007) - New Stuff at New Attitude: Over at Na, my buddy Eric Simmons has a post that tells the story of how the "humble orthodoxy" theme was born. And I added a post that shares that orthodoxy with humility is my... (Keep Reading Humble Orthodoxy)
Worship Matters (August 28, 2007) - Blog: Check out the new look of Bob Kauflin's "Worship Matters." But don't stop with the design—take some time to browse the content of this excellent site.... (Keep Reading Worship Matters)
Free Sovereign Grace Messages (August 22, 2007) - Great Resource: The Sovereign Grace store has now made all messages available for free mp3 download.... (Keep Reading Free Sovereign Grace Messages)
Outreach Magazine (August 18, 2007) - Outreach Magazine: I recently did an interview with Outreach about the local church, evangelism and my own fears related to sharing my faith.... (Keep Reading Outreach Magazine)
Packer on the ESV (August 15, 2007) - Bible: J.I.Packer on what he suspects to be "the most important thing that I have ever done for the Kingdom"—his work on the English Standard Version. (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Packer on the ESV)
Huckabee's Humor (August 15, 2007) - Huckabee's Humor:The New York Times has a short video piece on the humor of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. I thought his line about Dick Cheney monitoring his conversation was pretty funny. Huckabee surprised a few people this week by coming... (Keep Reading Huckabee's Humor)
Reformed Resurgence (August 14, 2007) - Reformed Resurgence: The T4G blog helpfully compiles all 10 parts of Mark Dever's excellent series, "Where'd All These Calvinists Come From," originally posted on the 9Marks blog, Church Matters.... (Keep Reading Reformed Resurgence)
Poor Millionaires (August 7, 2007) - Poor Millionaires: Don't have enough cash? You have something in common with Silicon Valley. Read Al Mohler's comments.... (Keep Reading Poor Millionaires)
Altrogge Interview (August 1, 2007) - Interview: Tim Challies has an interview with Mark and Stephen Altrogge regarding their new CD, writing songs, et cetera.... (Keep Reading Altrogge Interview)
T4G is Coming (July 26, 2007) - Together for the Gospel: Our pastoral team is registered and looking forward to April '08.... (Keep Reading T4G is Coming)
Good Monsters (July 24, 2007) - Music: Right now I'm enjoying the new Jars of Clay album, Good Monsters.... (Keep Reading Good Monsters)
The Burkini (July 24, 2007) - The Burkini: Muslim women in Australia love the beach but don't want to compromise their conviction about modesty. The solution they've devised is the "burkini." This Reuters video gives a report.... (Keep Reading The Burkini)
GirlTalk Interview (July 11, 2007) - Interview: Lydia Brownback posts a conversation (part 1, part 2) with the ladies of GirlTalk.... (Keep Reading GirlTalk Interview)
When Sinners Say "I Do" (July 10, 2007) - Book: Dave Harvey has written an excellent book on marriage entitled When Sinners Say "I Do".... (Keep Reading When Sinners Say "I Do")
Na Application Interviews (June 29, 2007) - New Attitude: They're posting videos of speaker interviews to follow up last month's messages with application. So far, they've posted Al Mohler, Mark Dever, and yours truly.... (Keep Reading Na Application Interviews)
Church Matters (June 27, 2007) - New Blog: 9Marks Ministries recently started Church Matters. Definitely worth a bookmark.... (Keep Reading Church Matters)
iPhone (June 27, 2007) - iPhone: Oh, the anticipation... (HT: Challies)... (Keep Reading iPhone)
Desiring God Book Sale (June 27, 2007) - Great deal:Today and tomorrow (June 27-28), Desiring God is selling every book in their store for $5 each.... (Keep Reading Desiring God Book Sale)
Na Interview with Justin Taylor (June 22, 2007) - Interview: The Na blog just posted a good one—"Justin Taylor on Old Dead Theologians."... (Keep Reading Na Interview with Justin Taylor)
Ruth Bell Graham (June 15, 2007) - A Life: Ruth Bell Graham, married for 64 years to evangelist Billy Graham, has passed away. The CT blog is compiling tons of links, memoirs, and info on this extraordinary lady.... (Keep Reading Ruth Bell Graham)
Talking to Children About Race (June 15, 2007) - Race: Thabiti Anyabwile lately posted some helpful insight on talking to children about race.... (Keep Reading Talking to Children About Race)
Dangerous Book for Boys (June 15, 2007) - Book: Al Mohler reviews/promotes The Dangerous Book for Boys.... (Keep Reading Dangerous Book for Boys)
iPhone (June 7, 2007) - iPhone: Check out the new ads for Apple's latest creation.... (Keep Reading iPhone)
Our Weekly Bread (June 6, 2007) - Food: Time Magazine has a photo essay looking at what the world eats, picturing specific families around the globe and their weekly food. (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Our Weekly Bread)
NA Blog Links (June 6, 2007) - New Attitude: On the blog right now, you can read the text of Curt Allen's meditation on grace performed at Na, get the new CD Asleep in a Storm, and read helpful tips on applying what you learned at the... (Keep Reading NA Blog Links)
NA Song List (June 6, 2007) - Worship: Bob Kauflin, who led worship at New Attitude with his son Devon, has posted the song list from the conference.... (Keep Reading NA Song List)
Blurring Christianity and the GOP (May 17, 2007) - Christianity and the GOP: On the way home from work, I heard this commentary on Jerry Falwell by David Kuo, the former deputy director of the Office of Faith-based Community Initiatives in the Bush administration. I tend to agree that... (Keep Reading Blurring Christianity and the GOP)
Interfacial Marriage (May 15, 2007) - Interfacial Marriage: This article from Time Magazine about marrying above or below your own "cuteness" level made me laugh out loud. Superficial? Definitely. But very funny.... (Keep Reading Interfacial Marriage)
Boundless Interview (May 15, 2007) - Interview: Boundless recently posted one from 2005 including Carolyn McCulley and yours truly in "The Mentor Series: Stop Dating the Church."... (Keep Reading Boundless Interview)
Free Music (May 10, 2007) - Free Music: Na is giving away free tracks from indie bands Zelos and Reilly.... (Keep Reading Free Music)
Desiring God on the Resurrection (April 6, 2007) - The Event: The Desiring God blog offers a great pile of resources on "The Greatest Event in History."... (Keep Reading Desiring God on the Resurrection)
Mohler on the Cross (April 6, 2007) - The Cross: Al Mohler on Christ's substitutionary atonement and some who deny the wrath of God.... (Keep Reading Mohler on the Cross)
Bob Kauflin on Resurrection Songs (April 6, 2007) - The Resurrection: Here's a list from Bob Kauflin of songs extolling the resurrection. What a wealth here! (HT: JT)... (Keep Reading Bob Kauflin on Resurrection Songs)
The Internet Archive (March 27, 2007) - The Internet Archive: This is so cool and kind of scary. Nothing ever goes away on the internet. You've got to see the Wayback Machine to believe it.... (Keep Reading The Internet Archive)
Noel Piper (March 27, 2007) - Interview: The Girl Talk bloggers recently did a 4-part interview with Noel Piper.... (Keep Reading Noel Piper)
Idiot's Guide to Correction (March 27, 2007) - Sanctification: Read Eric Simmons' "Idiot's Guide to Correction" on the New Attitude blog.... (Keep Reading Idiot's Guide to Correction)
Sovereign Grace Site (March 13, 2007) - Makeover: Sovereign Grace Ministries just rolled out a great new website. Find a church in your area or learn about great resources and conferences.... (Keep Reading Sovereign Grace Site)
New Attitude (March 13, 2007) - New Attitude: I'm heading to Lousiville in May for New Attitude 2007. Start making your road trip plans to join us!... (Keep Reading New Attitude)
Purity (March 1, 2007) - Purity and Holiness: Covenant Life Church now has a page for our Purity series, with all six messages and several other pertinent resources.... (Keep Reading Purity)
Amazing Grace (March 1, 2007) - Film: I recently saw and enjoyed Amazing Grace, the newly released film on William Wilberforce. Here are some good resources on Wilberforce.... (Keep Reading Amazing Grace)
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