Morning Mashup 09/10

The Church and Violence Against Women – Russell Moore: “Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address. Our responsibility here is not simply at the level of social justice but at the level of ecclesical justice as well.”

A Sobering Reminder from the Ray Rice Situation – Garrett Kell: “The TMZ video release is actually a great act of mercy from God. How? Because it serves as a reminder to Mr. Rice and to all of us that there is a day coming when all that is done in the dark will be brought into the light.”

Three Questions to Help Diagnose Possible Football Idolatry – According to Kevin DeYoung, watching football or being a fan of football is not automatically idolatrous. But he warns, “Wherever there is a consuming passion for anything that is not God there is the danger of idolatry.” Then he offers three questions for self-evaluation.

Illustrate to Help Rather than Impress – Gavin Ortlund interviews Bryan Chapell to find answers to the questions: “How can preachers use sermon illustrations today in way that reflects the example of Christ? Is it possible for illustrations to actually enhance, rather than dilute, biblical exposition?”

Advice to Young Pastors – Fellow younger guys in the ministry, take heed to these words from Sam Storms, David Wells (not the baseball player), and Wayne Grudem.

New Resource from Secret Church – Secret Church study guides have now been broken down into 6-week studies. I have always thought this would be a good idea. I look forward to making use of this great resource.

10 Ways to Execute Christlike Headship – Owen Strachan suggests ten ways by which godly husbands can practice Christlike headship in their home.

Status Quo and 2 Billion to Go – J.D. Payne: “Innovating upon the status quo is a good thing–being locked into the existing state of affairs is bad.”

The only logical response to inerrant Scripture is to preach it expositionally. –John MacArthur


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