Thursday, January 12, 2006

Link Fest

I posted a while back on “An Embarrassment of Riches” because I was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of good stuff available for the Reformed Christian. I can’t keep up with it all, as I do have other responsibilities, but I’m glad it’s all there.

In the world of the printed page, I’m currently working on Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman, Above All Earthly Pow’rs by David Wells and The Old Evangelicalism by Iain Murray. I finished The Deliberate Church about a month ago, and Murray’s The Forgotten Spurgeon last week. Each of these books is worth a blog post, but I’m not going to make any promises.

I received two of Well’s books for Christmas from my thoughtful wife, No Place for Truth (to replace a copy I had but lost) and Above All Earthly Pow’rs, Wells new book on postmodernism and the church. While enjoying the early pages in Pow’rs, I was pleased to see a feature on Well’s four books on theology and culture featured on Reformation 21, the website of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Good show, gentlemen.

On the web, there is always an avalanche of good stuff to read and to hear. I have mentioned Together for the Gospel on this blog a few times. Mark Dever, CJ Mahaney, Albert Mohler and Ligon Duncan got together for an interview that is posted at the 9 Marks site. It is on cooperation within and beyond denominational boundaries. It is well done and thought-provoking.

I have been working on a post on judging for several days. Tim Challies, bless him, has got me thinking again. I wish I had his writing ability. Two posts, one on a judgmental reader’s letter and another on decisional regeneration, have prompted me to write an article on the issue. They are related. A big part of the confusion regarding biblical discernment, judging and church discipline is related to a faulty understanding of conversion. I appreciate what Tim has written so far.

It’s worth thinking through these issues on judging. It’s not easy, but there are some clear biblical principles to guide us. As for my posting on this subject, I might have to break my too-long, draft article into pieces. Even if I never post, I do need to work through some things on this matter for personal and church reasons.

Not enough links for you in this post? Try these: Monergism, CCEL and Phil’s Bookmarks. That ought to keep you busy.

3 comments:

Dan S. said...

How do you read that much, that fast? You've got me salivating, wanting to read every one of those books. I hope to pick up a few of them - "Deliberate Church" for sure - when I go to Shepherds' Conference in March.

stauf46 said...

Just to demonstrate my 'speed,' Dan, I started Murray's Spurgeon in July and Question Evangelism in September! I get some new books and read them quickly, putting aside ones that I've started. No, I'm not fast. My wife on the other hand ...

Yes, they are great books. I've learned about most of them by listening to messages from the internet - Dever, Carson, etc.

Hey, my word verification was qqflq - is that some kind of message from Quebec in response to the Liberal milliatry ad?

Dan S. said...

Looks like you're playing with your template. Like it!