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J.C. Ryle on preaching

In quotes, recommendations, theology on July 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm

A couple months ago I had a post (on my old blog) about the importance of clear gospel preaching.  Well, today I was reading the publisher’s introduction to J.C. Ryle’s Holiness and came accross this gem:

“You preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ so fully and clearly that everybody can understand it.  If Christ crucified has not His rightful place in your sermons, and sin is not exposed as it should be, and our people are not plainly told what they ought to be and do, your preaching is no use. (pg. xii)”

I’ve been quoting a lot of Anglican’s lately.  Maybe we’ll get some Baptists up in here soon.

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Recent albums worth your buck

In music, recommendations on July 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

ColdplayViva La Vida or Death & All His Friends

John MayerWhere the Light Is

Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes

Sigur RosMed Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

Ron SexsmithExit Strategy of the Soul

My Morning JacketEvil Urges

Peace out.

J.I. Packer on the Gospel

In quotes, theology on July 9, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Lately I’ve been reading J.I. Packer’s classic, Knowing God.  Since the question of “What is the Gospel?” is so hot right now, I thought I’d share my good friend James’ answer.

“Were I asked to focus the New Testament message in three words, my proposal would be adoption through propitiation, and I do not expect ever to meet a richer or more pregnant summary of the gospel than that” (Knowing God, pg. 214)

Dang.

This is where I’m posting from now on.

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

Hey everyone.  I just wanted to let you know that this is where I’m posting from now on.  For those of you that are new, you can find my old blog here.