The Daily Discovery (December 27, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) 7 Questions for Andy Stanley on the Virgin Birth – “In a shocking and unsurprising turn, Andy Stanley says the virgin birth of Jesus isn’t a big deal. Two direct quotes from Stanley…” Book Review: The Prodigal Church by Jared C. Wilson – “Frankly, the book is so honest, so direct, so revealing, that I couldn’t put it down. I found myself hunched over, highlighter in hand, repeating phrases like, “Yes!” and “Thank you” and “Spot on!” In the end, I can only conclude that this may be one of the most important Christian books in print today. Here’s why…” 5 Best Books I Read in … Read More

Book Review: The Prodigal Church by Jared C. Wilson

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ared C. Wilson has written the book I’ve wanted to write for 10 years, but didn’t know where to begin. The problem is so large, so complicated, so involved, with too many emotions woven into it. For me, I’ve struggled with frustration, bitterness, sorrow, even despair over what I experienced, as well as with what I know countless other Christians have experienced—being chewed through the gears of the seeker/attractional church movement. Wilson faces this giant head-on in The Prodigal Church: A Gentle Manifesto Against the Status Quo. Frankly, the book is so honest, so direct, so revealing, that I couldn’t put it down. I found myself hunched over, highlighter in hand, repeating phrases like, “Yes!” and “Thank you” and “Spot … Read More

The Daily Discovery (December 22, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Forever-Exalted Christ – “We shouldn’t be deceived by the size and seeming vulnerability of the baby in the manger. Jesus Christ is the creator and ruler of the entire universe—and His incarnation didn’t alter that. Even in His infancy, He was supreme to everything else, in every possible way. That’s the central thesis of the book of Hebrews. In the opening verses of that epistle, the writer outlines seven facets of Christ’s preeminence in his opening statement…” Why I’m Not Dreaming of a White Christmas – “Now’s about the time when Christmas-lovers and snow-enthusiasts around the country start checking the 5-day weather forecast, united in … Read More

The Daily Discovery (December 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) A Christmas Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story? – “How well do you know the nativity story? This short quiz is designed to help you find out! It poses 25 quick questions based on the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth. Take the quiz, share the quiz, enjoy the quiz! Best of all, let the quiz take you to the Bible to read more about this miraculous story.” The Incarnate Image of God – “At Christmas most of the world sees Jesus as a baby in a manger—nothing more. But considering its innate love for sin and hatred for God, we should not be … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 6, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Some Important Questions for Andy Stanley About the Bible – “In the midst of a multi-part preaching series, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said, ‘So I need you to listen really carefully and the reason is this — perhaps you were taught, as I was taught, ‘Jesus love me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ That is where our trouble began.’ What exactly did he mean? For Southern Baptist leader Dr. Al Mohler, these words were a cause for realconcern, stating, ‘If Scripture cannot be trusted, then we are doomed.’” Dear Engaged Couple – “As you prepare to embark on this life-long journey together, I thought … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 5, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) 3 Nagging Problems with Andy Stanley’s Approach to the Bible – “Stanley has formally issued a response to the responses at Outreach Magazine. It’s this latter statement I want to spend some time interacting with, as I think his previous statements have been well-parsed and I find that—even after this attempted rebuttal and clarification—there are some glaring problems with Pastor Stanley’s approach to the Scriptures that not many are addressing. Certainly he isn’t addressing them himself. I am not certain he is even aware of them. Here, then, are three nagging problems I still have with Stanley’s use of the Bible…” Andy Stanley, ‘The Bible Says’ … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 4, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Jesus Always, the Sequel to Jesus Calling – “This book is going to be big. Huge, even. Its predecessor has sold well over 10 million copies and more than a decade after publication has no less than 6 editions on the list of Christian bestsellers. Today, at last, comes the long-awaited sequel, releasing to great fanfare—a million-copy first printing backed by a huge $300,000 marketing spend. One way or another you will come across this book and so will most of your friends and neighbors. You will see it on Amazon, in Costco, in airport bookshops, and perhaps even at your church’s book table. It’s Jesus … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 26, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again – “‘Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ This is a childish error? Evangelical Christianity has a big problem, says Andy Stanley, and that problem is a reliance on the Bible that is both unwarranted and unhelpful. In a recent message delivered at North Point Community Church and posted online, Stanley identifies the evangelical impulse to turn to the Bible in our defense and presentation of Christianity as a huge blunder that must be corrected.” Why Not to Have a Woman Preach – “The specific question on the table is … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 23, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Are You Going to Hurt Me? – “Autumn has descended at last. The heat of summer has slowly, stubbornly given way to the cool of autumn. The long summer days have surrendered to evenings that come too early, nights that linger lazily before yielding to dawn. Most days I find myself outside long before the sun has shown its face, running through darkened streets—my morning ritual. My mind works better when my body has been pushed. Three vignettes, three glimpses through my early-morning eyes.” Young Man, Young Woman: Set An Example – “I was always lousy at painting. In my high school art classes the teacher would give an … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Is the Bible Foundational to Christianity? Engaging with Andy Stanley – “One of the most profound challenges for Christians as we live in an ever-more-hostile world is how to properly defend the faith against the incessant attacks against it.  And these attacks have taken their toll. We have seen far too many casualties over the years as people leave the church because they had doubts or questions that were never answered. It is precisely this issue that is behind Andy Stanley’s recent sermon, ‘The Bible Told Me So’ (preached Aug 28, 2016). Stanley, son of well-known Atlanta pastor, Charles Stanley, is the senior pastor of Northpoint Community … Read More