Kevin DeYoung’s Series on Sanctification | TGC
Kevin answers five vital questions about sanctification

  1. How does sanctification differ from justification?
  2. Can we fulfill the law absolutely in this life?
  3. Are good works necessary to salvation?
  4. Can justified believers do that which is truly good?
  5. Do good works merit eternal life?

The Major Life Decision That Put My Theology To The Test | Tim Challies
I loved the way Tim turned his pastoral resignation into a valuable teaching opportunity. And in About That Tim Challies Guy, you’ll get the same story from Tim’s pastor’s side.

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc

Is there Difference Between Happiness and Joy | Randy Alcorn
I agree with Randy, “an ungrounded, dangerous separation of joy from happiness has infiltrated the Christian community.” You can read his book, Happiness, for more details or get a summary version of the book here.

How To Introduce a Speaker: 16 Essential Tips for Success
And for balance here’s 8 Common Guest Speaker Mistakes.

Arguments for the Creator Point To Inconsistent Worldviews | The Exchange
A former atheist comments on LifeWay Research on how Christians, and all Americans, think about the existence of a creator.

Recommended New Book

Gospel Conversations: How to Care Like Christ by Bob Kellemen. If you’ve never read any of Bob’s books before, this would be a great starter. If you have, you’ll find quite a bit of overlap with this book, but still sufficient new material to make it worthwhile.

Kindle Books

Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs by Bill Hybels $1.99. I like to skim a book like this now and again. I don’t expect to read all of it or agree with most of it, but still hope I can pick up at least $1.99 worth of wisdom.

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight $3.03. When I see a book like this I think not only of reading about how God enabled the godless to create and invent such amazing machines that have been such a blessing to us all, but I’m also looking for sermon illustrations.

A Philosophy of Walking $2.51. Christianity is often portrayed as a journey, as a pilgrimage, or as walking with God. A book like this can provide a ton of illustrative and anecdotal material for sermons and Bible studies on such subjects.

The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity by Barnabas Piper $1.99. This is not just for pastors kids, but can help pastors and their wives shepherd their children better. Also a good book for elders who have a care for their pastor’s family.


For 10 years everyone thought he was in a coma. They were wrong.

You can read his story in Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body.