David Platt and John Piper comment briefly on money, materialism, and missions:

One of many ways to give to missions is by donating here.

BellRobert D. Bell, The Theological Messages of the Old Testament Books (Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2010), 204–18 (formatting added):

Regarding Man

  • 1. Man is a sinner.
  • 2. It is possible for a human to serve God piously with unselfish singlemindedness.

Regarding Satan

  • 3. Satan investigates the men of the earth.
  • 4. Satan accuses the saints before God. Continue Reading…

In this 2006 sermon on John 1:19–37, Mike Bullmore shares how God used John Piper to move him from teaching at TEDS to pastoring CrossWay. Listen from 4:47 to 9:23.

“Yep. God does stuff like that.”

champThere’s a sale this week (through Nov. 25) for God’s Love: A Bible Storybook:

  • The iPad app is $0.99 (normally $9.99).
  • The MP3 download is free.
  • The book is $13 (normally $24.95) with free shipping. Just use the code “MK12THK” during checkout.

I interviewed the author, Champ Thornton, about this children’s book in July.

Rhetoric

Andy Naselli —  November 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

I wish this had been my textbook in one of my speech classes:

Douglas Wilson and N. D. Wilson. The Rhetoric Companion: A Student’s Guide to Power in Persuasion. Moscow, ID: Canon, 2011. Continue Reading…

After I heard Tim Keller’s two-minute illustration (38:45–40:45) on the Sermon on the Mount, I tracked down the article he references.

Here it is (published 25 years ago):

Virginia Stem Owens. “God and Man at Texas A&M.” Reformed Journal 37, no. 11 (1987): 3–4.

Most of the students at my university come from middle-class, conservative, Republican families. The vices here, like the values, are traditional—weekend drunkenness and sexual promiscuity. Things a parent can understand.

Therefore, when I assigned my freshman English class “The Sermon on the Mount,” a selection in their rhetoric textbook taken from the King James Version, I had expected them to have at least a nodding acquaintance with the reading and to express a modicum of piety in their written responses. After all, Texas has always been considered at least marginally part of the Bible Belt. Continue Reading…

roseWhen Julie Rose’s fresh translation of Les Misérables came out in 2008, I began checking and waiting for its audiobook. It finally came out last year, and it’s currently about 50% off from Audible.

Jenni and I have enjoyed listening to it. We’re about 12 hours in to this massive 60-hour book. (Warning: The opening part about the priest is s-l-o-w [and we used double-speed!], but it picks up after that.) Jenni read it several times in her teens, but this is my first time through the unabridged version.

The narrator is not bad. You can sample the audiobook here. Continue Reading…