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Reformed African American Network
Here’s an encouraging interview about a growing interest in  Reformed theology among African American churches.

Do familial curses still exist?
Does God still “visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me?” R C Sproul Jr. responds.

Jane Days
Kara Dedert pens a beautiful article about Jane the Home Community Educator with Grand Rapids Public Schools, who’s made such a difference to the life of their severely disabled child, Calvin.

The Moral Diet
Fascinating article from the NY Times’ David Brooks about how we try so hard to be “moral”  in our immorality.

Seven reasons to read Christian biographies
Though based upon the fantastic Christian Focus Trailblazer series for kids, this post is relevant for all Christian biographies.

St Kilda – Some History
And some beautiful photographs

Children’s Bible Reading Plan

This week’s morning and evening reading plan in Word and pdf.

This week’s single reading plan for morning or evening in Word and pdf.

If you want to start at the beginning, this is the first 12 months of the children’s Morning and Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s the first 12 months of the Morning or Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s an explanation of the plan.

Calling all Women’s Bible Studies

As it’s about this time of year that many small-group Bible studies begin thinking about new curricula for the Fall and Winter sessions, I’d like to heartily recommend Nancy Guthrie’s Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. Nancy has now written two of these 10-week Bible studies, the lastest of which is The Wisdom of God – Seeing Jesus in the Psalms & Wisdom Books. Let me give you seven reasons to consider these wonderful resources:

  • These are Gospel-centered Old Testament studies. Yes, there are lots of practical lessons, but there’s also much of Christ.
  • You’ll not just learn about the passage you are studying, but also about how it fits into the big picture of Scripture, a huge help when studying other parts of the Bible.
  • A good mix and balance of personal stories. You’ll probably feel that you’ve met Nancy by the time you finish the book!
  • The books have been written specifically with Women’s Bible studies in mind. I’m pretty sure that Nancy has sat in many of these, and has used her experience to tailor the content and structure of the books to perfectly fit this audience and context.
  • The books are also suitable for personal study.
  • A big plus for those who feel a bit intimidated by the Old Testament is that Crossway have also produced teaching DVDs to accompany the books.
  • The Psalms and Wisdom book ventures into rarely explored parts of Scripture, and you’ll be amazed at the treasures you’ll come back with.

Although I take a different tack to Nancy on the Song of Solomon, both approaches end up at Christ. I hope many will experience the blessings of spiritual heartburn through these books (Luke 24:32).

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Gospel-Centered Bible Study
Here’s a two part interview (Part 1 and Part 2) with Dave Moser, who has recently written a free eBook on Gospel-centered Bible Study. Great testimony about how a Catholic Mass and the Gospel Coalition Conference on Christ in the Old Testament changed Dave’s life and ministry.

Multi-ethnic Worship
Juan Sanchez writes a fascinating piece about his church’s wonderful attempts to unite different cultures in one worship service.

The Masculine Mandate for 99¢
This is perhaps the best book I’ve read on male leadership. Get it today for 99¢!

A quiet place, a quiet hour, a quiet heart
Tim takes us back to the basics of prayer. This will definitely help your spiritual life.

In praise of inefficiency
This is a hugely encouraging article on the neglected role of Christian parents as divinely-designated amateur disciple-makers.

Job the Film
This looks like a powerful presentation of the Gospel through a dramatic animation of the book of Job.