Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom...DeYoung on Christ and Communion

"The Lord's Supper is not only a visible reminder of the gospel, it is a spiritual feast where Christ is present as both the host and the meal. His presence is not physical, but it is real. At the Table, Christ nourishes us, strengthens us, and assures us of his love. We do not celebrate an absent Christ in the Supper, but enjoy communion with the living Christ. As Richard Baxter remarked, 'Nowhere is God so near to man as in Jesus Christ; and nowhere is Christ so familiarly represented to us, as in the holy sacrament.'"

Kevin DeYoung
The Hole in our Holiness

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Fun...Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Check out this video of a dog seeing its owner for the first time in six months:

...and then there's the video of a cat's reaction in a similar situation:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Revival vs. Revivalism

I really appreciated this video with Bryan Chapell, Kevin DeYoung and Rick Phillips discussing the topic of "revival and revivalism."
Should Christians Pray for Revival? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Register for the Mid-Michigan Reformation Conference

We're about half-way through summer and before we know it, fall will be upon us. That means it's time to register for the 10th annual Mid-Michigan Reformation Conference to be held on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 4:30 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Flint.

Keep your eyes open for more detailed information that will be released soon, but as I have mentioned here before, the theme of this year's conference is "The Glory of Christ" and our speakers will be:
The entire event (including a hot lunch) is free of charge, but we do need to have an idea of how many will be attending, so we ask that you click here and fill out the quick and easy online registration form.

Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Biggest Mistakes Young Preachers Make

Great words of advice for new preachers from Voddie Baucham, Russell Moore and Tullian Tchividjian in The Gospel Coalition video below.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible

I love Bryan Chapell. I love the English Standard Version of the Bible. I love the Christ-centered, gospel-grounded understanding that I've come to have of the overarching narrative of the Scriptures.

For all these reasons and many more--including (but not limited to) the involvement of Dane Ortlund and Scotty Smith--I can't wait to see the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. Check out the video below.