The Daily Discovery (January 18, 2017)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy – “We were made to exist within time, to age as we progress through the years allotted to us. As we age, we experience tremendous sorrows—the sorrows of weakness, weariness, reaping, mortality, and fear. But we do not experience only sorrows. We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory.” Love & Irritability – “It was a typical night waiting tables in the fine dining room of the country club. Napkins were creased, flowers centered, and tables angled just right. … Read More

The Daily Discovery (January 10, 2017)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Breaking Down Beth Moore’s Comment at Passion 2017 – “The annual Passion conference was held last week at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, headed up by Passion City Church pastor Louie Giglio and featuring speakers like John Piper, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, and Francis Chan. The conference targets young adults. In addition to preaching and music, they make a big push for ending the evil of human trafficking. I’ve never been, but my sister has. That year I watched the entire thing online.” sixty-six books. one story. all about one name. – “During the reign of Augustus, a young, ordinary teenage girl gives birth to a … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 17, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Nation and the Kingdom: Re-enchanting the Political Mind – “When an idol begins dissolving in your hands, do you clench tighter, or do you let go, look up, and grasp something truly stable? American Christians are facing a watershed moment. Any presidential clout we hoped to regain in this election is slowly proving to be a mirage. Elect Hillary Clinton, and we sanction a proven liar and contribute to the erosion of a bevy of values and principles we hold dear. Elect Donald Trump, and we affirm a predatory demagogue, trust a proven charlatan, and dilute our Christian witness in the public square and beyond. Vote third-party, and … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 27, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Bestsellers: Every Man’s Battle – “In this ongoing series of articles I am taking a look at books that have won the Platinum or Diamond Sales Awards from the Evangelical Christian Booksellers Association. The Platinum Award recognizes books that have achieved one million sales while the Diamond Award recognizes the few that have surpassed the ten million mark. Today we turn our attention to a bestseller meant to help men battle and overcome sexual temptation.” Don’t Waste Your Funeral – “Funerals do matter, and after preaching my 35th funeral, I took time to reflect on the good, bad, and ugly through the years. As you … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 13, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Corruption of God’s Love – “How do we reconcile the concept of a loving God with a fallen world full of evil, suffering, and catastrophe? In scholarly terms, that perplexing issue is known as the problem of theodicy. Silence Is the Wrong Answer.” How Preaching Affects Everything – “I recently had a conversation with a pastor who was developing some training material for pastors in Africa. He had asked me to review the material, and when I asked him why there was such a low emphasis on preaching, he said to me, ‘I don’t buy into this ‘preaching is everything’ mentality.’” Letters to the Editor #23 … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 10, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) What Do We Do Until Christ Returns? – “On this program our hosts are joined once more by Justin Holcomb who is the canon for vocations for the diocese of Orlando of the Episcopal Church. He is the author of the recent work God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies. He is also the author of Rid of My Disgrace, Know the Creeds, and other excellent resources. We are also joined by Adriel Sanchez, who is the pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church in San Diego.” Does Carrying Signs Really Save Babies? – “Most of us have noticed that guy … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 9, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I Am Not Arminian – “Today I am continuing the series titled ‘Why I Am Not…’ and in these articles I am telling what I do believe by looking at what I do not believe. So far I have told why I am not atheist, why I am not Roman Catholic, and why I am not liberal. Today I want to tell why I am not Arminian. (If you are uncertain of what I mean by Arminian, Theopedia has a brief but excellent article that explains its key tenets.) I was raised within the Reformed tradition, left it as a young adult, and returned to … Read More

The Daily Discovery (May 5, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) 4 Concerns About Jen Hatmaker – “Like Beth Moore, Jen Hatmaker is a speaker and author from Texas. And like Moore, she also is smart, quick, funny, and has a down-home way of speaking and addressing her followers. Hatmaker is a regular speaker with the popular IF:Gathering women’s conference that is simulcast in thousands of churches annually. I view Jen Hatmaker as the ‘heir apparent’ to Beth Moore’s mantle.” Trump or Hillary? How believers should look at the 2016 Election – “It’s election season! So how should believers look at the 2016 race? Jesse Johnson, Associate Dean of the Master’s Seminary’s Washington D.C. location talks about it in … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 28, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Love & Bragging – “It was early on in our church planting endeavors. Our sapling church was hardly standing. Many had come and even more had gone. It was a painful time for me. But not always for righteous reasons. I ached that the sapling was so small, numerically. I sorrowed over so few staying. Church-planting and ministry friends would ask the dreaded question: ‘So how is the church plant going?’ ‘Uh, fine. Sort of.’ Which lead into the next, more-dreaded question: ‘How many people are attending now?’ ‘Uh, well, at one point we had, like, 50ish.’” What Does It Mean for an Overseer to be … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 7, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Is God a Law-Breaker? – “Steven Furtick, pastor of the Southern Baptist Mega-Church Elevation Church is no stranger to controversy. His image features prominently in his church beginning with coloring pages provided to the children. The members of Elevation Church are told to ‘follow the visionary.’ Furtick is also a well-known fan of false teacher T.D. Jakes (Elevation has hosted Bishop Jakes and Furtick has preached at Jakes’ church). Last year Pastor Steven, as he is known around Elevation, got into a bit of hot water when it was revealed that he was building a 16,000 square foot mansion in an exclusive gated enclave. Furtick’s fusion … Read More