Jan 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
I am all for transparency and humility, but one who stands before God to speak must also be one who is farther along in the journey than most he is attempting to lead. As Haddon Robinson humorously points out,
"Preachers of course, have to be more than 'fellow strugglers.' No one is helped by 'You're a loser; I'm a loser; let's keep losing together.'"
Haddon W. Robinson, Making a Difference, ed. Scott W. Gibson (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999), 34.
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Users of Logos Bible software might be interested in their free book of the month promotion. This month's book is John Owen's Temptation and Sin. which is volume 6 in the Works of John Owen. Go to the Free Book of the Month page to download this free book and also have the option to enter a giveaway to win the 24-volume Works of John Owen.
Jan 10, 2012
See John Stackhouse's article, "The Dirty Truth About Honoraria" here. I have wrestled with the issue of compensation and ministry and have made it a policy not to raise the honorarium issue when receiving an invitation. But I know that others approach it a bit differently. I am grateful that I have not experienced any of the "horror" stories recounted by Stackhouse and have generally been graciously compensated. That being said, this article does provide important insight into what often goes into a speaking/preaching engagement time and expense wise.
Jan 9, 2012
Just in case some of you have missed it, Baker Academic is offering the section on Ephesians from Robert Gundry's larger verse-by-verse Commentary on the New Testament as a free download for today only. You can access this deal at Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and Barnes & Noble.
Jan 8, 2012
"The separation of theology and evangelism proved a tragic divorce. The evangelist and the theologian are both needed today. Evangelism without sound doctrine decays into ignorant fanaticism. Theology without the goal of making converts degenerates into cold intellectualism. The result of this separation is a faith that is neither intellectually nor biblically sound nor spiritually satisfying. The people of God need to appreciate both the theologian and the evangelist."
Haddon W. Robinson, Making a Difference, ed. Scott W. Gibson (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999), 22.