Reading Highlights: 10/7/2013 – 10/24/2013

“Remember that according to the Bible, the heart is not primarily the emotions but rather the seat of our fundamental commitments and trusts, and therefore it is the control center of the whole life. So to preach to the heart means to go right for the commanding commitments of people’s lives that drive their desires, thinking, feeling, and action.” – Tim Keller

Technology:

  • TestFlight – I’ve been busy writing an app with my bro, so when beta testing time comes around, this is a super useful tool to push out betas to our beta testers!
  • AnkiDrive – So this came out. Looks pretty cool, but expensive.

Christian:

  • Add a Word, Ruin a Christian Book – Pretty hilarious
  • The Porn-Free Family – Good post by Challies, with even greater insight through all the comments on practicalities of the issue.
  • I Hate Porn – “Pastors, if you are addicted to porn, you are disqualified, and you are killing your church!”
  • 20 Tips For Personal Devotions In The Digital Age – I found this article super practical!
  • Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible – yep [:
  • The Art and Science of the Humblebrag – Great blog by Challies, and something I’m definitely guilty of, as I imagine many believers and those in ministry are. Thanks for calling this out, Challies! Satire was very appropriate here.
  • Strange Fire Conference Audio – Whether you agree or disagree with continuationist belief, it is important to humbly study the posits and Biblical expositions of both sides. It will give you a more valid voice in the discussion!
  • Mark Driscoll’s Call to Resurgence – A great review of the book by Challies. This is the book that Driscoll passed out and had claimed was confiscated at the Strange Fire Conference. I love Driscoll’s preaching, but some of the more recent actions puts up yellow flags on his leadership; namely the pride. It’s a good reminder for us to all look at our pride, especially if in ministry and in the public eye.
  • How to Be Better Bereans – Three part series by Kevin DeYoung
    • Part 1 – 1. Listen to the Sermon With an Open Bible, 2. Don’t Rush On From the Word of God to the Rest of Your Life, 3. Get In the Word as a Way of Life
    • Part 2 – 4. We Must Approach the Bible With Eager Expectation, 5. Be Prepared to Study the Word Deeply, 6. Be Confident That You Are Able to Study the Bible and Discover the Truth of God’s Word, 7. Recognize That Some Things Which Claim to Be From the Bible Are Not
    • Part 3 – 8. Test Difficult Doctrines Against the Scriptures Before Simply Discarding Them, 9. Be Humble Enough To Take the Bible At Its Word No Matter Who You Are, 10. Give the Bible the Final Say In Every Matter On Which It Means to Speak

Bodybuilding:

Reading Highlights: 9/26/2013 – 10/1/2013

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