Justification, Calvinism, the Tabernacle, & More: New Topics to Study on Ligonier Connect  | Ligonier Ministries Blog
Wonderful range of new course offerings from Ligonier.

Richard Baxter: 400 Years Later, Still a Model Pastor | Andrew Belli, The Gospel Coalition
Happy birthday, Richard Baxter!

What Every Book of the Old Testament Is About | Leland Ryken, Crossway
A summary of the Old Testament by looking at the Bible as literature.

Ten Diagnostic Questions for Your Marriage | Kevin DeYoung, TGC
#9: What would others think about your spouse just by listening to you speak about him or her?

40 Thoughts For My 40th Birthday | Jared C. Wilson, TGC
I suppose I’ll need to do 50 thoughts next May.

Counting Technology as Loss for the Sake of Christ | Justin Camblin, Prince on Preaching
Thoughts on how to relate to technology and media.

How to Capture and Save Great Quotes | Wayne Stiles
Across platforms – paper books, ebooks, etc.

Mizzou, Yale and Free Speech | Nicholas Kristof, Op-Ed, The New York Times
“We like to caricature great moral debates as right confronting wrong. But often, to some degree, it’s right colliding with right.”

Polk Teacher’s Resignation Letter Hits a Nerve | WUSF News
A teacher’s-eye-view of the deficits in the current American education system. See also this story from only a few days later about a recent Alabama teacher of the year who resigned over similar frustrations.


I’ll be speaking this evening and tomorrow at The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals’ annual conference in Quakertown, PA. The subject is The Promised Holy Spirit. More details and registration here. I’ve just heard that the conference video will be streaming live here. you can register for the free webcast here. Revised timetable (ET) is:

Friday, November 13, 2015
7:00 p.m. The Holy Spirit and New Creation, Harry Reeder
8:15 p.m. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, David Murray

Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. Springs of Living Water, Derek Thomas
10:15 a.m. The Holy Spirit and the ‘Last Days’, Derek Thomas
1:00 p.m. Workshops

  • The Fruit of the Spirit, David Murray
  • The Anatomy of Unbelief, Scott Oliphant
  • George Smeaton’s Theology of the Holy Spirit, Cliff Boone

2:45 p.m. The Guarantee of Our Inheritance, Harry Reeder

Kindle Deals

Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors by William Lane Craig ($2.99)

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes by Nancy Pearcey ($5.99)

Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature by Leland Ryken, Philip Ryken, and Todd Wilson ($1.99)

The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated by James Emery White ($3.99)


Create Financial Freedom for Your Family
Interview with Crystal Paine of fame.

  • Matt

    Thanks for sharing the Conference link. A great topic!