Worth a Look 7.3.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: The Cross and Christian Ministry: An Exposition of Passages from 1 Corinthians by D. A. Carson. $1.99.
Presents a comprehensive view of what the death of Christ means in preaching and pastoring God’s people. It sets forth workable principles for dynamic, cross-centered leadership.
Skye Jethani – Evangelicals Are Too Political & Other Popular Myths:
In the wake of the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings, evangelicals shouldn’t only be investigating their view of marriage, sexuality, and politics, but also their perception of themselves and who is shaping it.
One can assume I am also not the only woman in America who is really tiring of the Wendys of the world claiming to represent “women’s rights” in their quest to mainstream a medical procedure—elective late-term abortion—that most of the civilized world finds barbaric and abhorrent. In many European countries, you can’t get an abortion past 12 weeks, except in narrow circumstances. Gallup reported in January that 80 percent of Americans think abortion should be illegal in the third trimester, and 64 percent think it should be illegal in the second trimester.
Greg Strand summarizes D. A. Carson’s definition of expository preaching:
He defines preaching, and then states that expository preaching is never less than that, but more. Here is his abbreviated response.
Aaron Armstrong on the expectations for bloggers to weigh in on controversies:
We want our favorite bloggers to always be ready with something to say—but is this realistic? I would say no. Here’s why…