I have been off of my usual blogging schedule (thanks to serving in Ecuador), but hope to be getting back to a more regular routine.
Please pray for our church’s Spanish Christmas event this Saturday where I will speak from Luke 1:46-55 on Mary’s Song the Magnificat. Pray for sinners to come to Christ and for believers to be encouraged.
Also, I was interested to find out my prayer on contentment was featured on the Your Daily Prayer Podcast.
R.C. Sproul (1939-2017). Justin Taylor pays respects to one of our lifetime’s greatest theologians in this biographical tribute.
How to Watch a Movie: An Evangelical Guide by Bruce Ashford. This six-part guide will not only help you think through watching movies as a Christian, you will probably enjoy movies more as a result.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Raising Children in the City in which Andrew Wilson shares notes from a Tim Keller talk. A lot of insight to think through here!
How Do I Wisely Tell a Professing Believer I Don’t Think He Is Saved? by John Piper. I’ve thought through this question a lot recently–it’s hard! (Listen below)
Voting in a Two-Party System: Ten Other Questions to Ask by Kevin DeYoung. Numbers 5 and 9 have been on my mind a lot of late:
5. How might voting for a bad candidate affect my preferred party and positions in the long term?
9. Am I casting my vote for someone who will damage the reputation of Christ and may harm the cause of Christ in the world?
12 Days of Writing: 12 Tips from Marvin Olasky. I love lists of writing tips (I always pick something up) and I love Marvin Olasky and the WORLD magazine team.
‘Who is the queen?’ And other ways to get talking to strangers by Jessica Pan. This Guardian article can apply to evangelism, too.
Untying the Knots of Conflict by Dustin Coleman
Why I’m Nervous about Driverless Cars by Russell Moore
Lastly, I helped put together Encouraged to Pray: Classic Sermons on Prayer by Charles Spurgeon. If you are still looking for a gift for someone this Christmas season, consider this encouraging volume. The prayer tips from Spurgeon I shared earlier this week will give you a sneak peek of what it’s like.