Audio Interviews: 9Marks at 9 with ERLC; 9Marks at 9 with Mohler, Akin, and Charles
Audio description: At the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, Mark Dever interviewed Danny Akin, Al Mohler, and H. B. Charles about the state of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Audio description: At the 2017 SBC, Jonathan Leeman interviewed Russell Moore, Mark Dever, and Philip Bethancourt on building healthy churches in a confusing culture.
two recent 9Marks events at 2017’s Southern Baptist Convention.
Source: Audio Interviews: 9Marks at 9 with ERLC; 9Marks at 9 with Mohler, Akin, and Charles : 9Marks
Used properly, the Westminster Shorter Catechism (WSC) can help Christians, families, and churches enjoy the rich doctrines of Scripture and pursue our chief end to glorify and enjoy God forever. This download of Dr. Sinclair Ferguson reading the WSC also includes a digital booklet that explains the purpose of the WSC, its history, and how to use it.
Source: Download the ‘Westminster Shorter Catechism’ by Sinclair Ferguson
We believe the Church should have open access to Scripturally/Theologically sound edifying Christian literature and that one need not be held back from having a significant Christian library because of cost. Our ministry at Monergism involves providing quality Christian literature in accessible formats for free. Most of these eBooks are high quality and available in both ePub and .mobi (kindle) formats with actively linked table of contents. The links below will take you to the download page. Lord Willing, this list will continue to grow.
Source: 365 Free eBooks Listed Alphabetically by Author | Monergism
These days, it’s hard to find churches with a strong and public commitment to their confessions of faith. To be sure, most if not all churches have a confession—at least in some form—but it’s often relegated to obscurity, unknown and certainly unarticulated by the congregation as a whole. But for most of its existence, the church has identified itself as a confessional community. Indeed, from the time of its initial formulations of doctrine—the rule of faith, the canon of truth, the early creeds—to its current practice of recitation of confessional formulas, the Christian church has considered this element to be a normative part of being the church.By and large, the straying from confessional Christianity is a negative development in recent church life. In fact, there are several good reasons we should seek to reclaim a robust and distinctly confessional orthodoxy. I’ve listed six of these reasons below.
Continue Reading Via: 6 Reasons to Confess Your Faith Corporately : 9Marks
“The Beatles said all you need is love,” Larry Norman sang. “Then they broke up.” Love is the thing we all know we need. And yet love is the thing we struggle so much to get right. We think of it largely in terms of feelings, of “being in love” or “falling in love,” but feelings are fleeting. That kind of love certainly can’t be all we need; it’s so hard to maintain!I remember some of the best love advice I ever got. It was right before my wedding, and my dad had taken me aside to encourage and pray for me. I jokingly said, “What if I fall out of love?” He returned my sarcasm, “Then you fall right back in!” My dad was really making the point that real love is not something you fall in and out of. It’s intentional. It has movement.I think of this every time I’m attending a wedding and 1 Corinthians 13 is read. Many couples automatically go to this great “love chapter” simply because it’s all about love. But I don’t think many are paying much attention to what it actually says. Because when things start getting difficult, when conflict pops up—as it inevitably must in close relationships—suddenly keeping no record of wrongs and hoping and bearing all things doesn’t seem to make much sense.The kind of love that’s real love, the kind of love Scripture actually teaches, the love that’s higher and deeper and stronger than all our stupid pop songs and romance novels and chick flicks is impossible to manufacture out of emotions and human ambition.So how do we get it?
Continue Reading Via: No Trinity, No Love