Sunday, January 21, 2007

Quick takes

After an incredibly busy and productive week (about which I hope to write later this week), I want to alert the readers here to some blogs worth checking out today. The first is the beginning of a series and the second a very fine example of theological thinking about life in hard places. The other two deal with a recently published book on the North American Mission Board.

Timmy Brister announces an interview with David Dockery regarding things evangelical and Southern Baptist over at Provocations and Pantings. He intends to post the interview in 5 segments.

Al Mohler reflects on his recent medical complications and the lessons he learned through it.

Marty Duren reviews, Spending God's Money over at SBC Outpost as does Art Rogers at Twelve Witnesses.


J.D. Rector said...

Tom: Thanks again for your ministry of encouragement and edification! Dr. Mohler's comments are always worthwhile, but especially these because they remind one of Paul's admonition,
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Comforted by our Lord Jesus Christ,
J.D. Rector

art rogers said...


Thanks, as always, for the ministry of encouragement that you have. I don't know anyone who is more positive within the blogosphere than you.

And thanks for the link. ;)


Seth McBee said...

Tom...keep up the good work...good to see someone with my history that asks the tough questions and doesn't give in to "heirarchy"

Keep it up...

GUNNY said...

Dr. Mohler's situation sobered me up a bit and reminded me of our mortality, or more precisely ... the mortality of our leaders/heros.

It was a blow losing James Montgomery Boice and I've seen my hero R.C. Sproul age greatly the past decade.

This is happening to Johnny Mac & John Piper as well. This thing ... this ... aging. It seems epidemic.

Actually, it's happening to all of us.

I said all that to say this, in all seriousness I often wonder about who God will raise up as the next generation of faithful preachers, teachers, theologians, etc.

Such leaders (Ascol inclusive) are a gift from God to His church, just as a ecclesiastical leaders are in a particular assembly.

I don't want to sound morbid, but I certainly hope and pray that when the time comes He will graciously give us leaders in the same mold to fill the void.

Who knows ... it could even be some of the young folks reading the posts on Tom's blog.

Mark Redfern said...

Pastor Tom,

In light of our recent modular instruction and discussion at MCTS, I would love for you to comment on my recent post, "Sincerity, Error, and Praying the Prayer."

Your experienced input in heavily valued! If you get a chance, drop in. Thanks!