From the International Christian College Website
Archive for September, 2008
According to Evangelical Alliance:
You shall not put your blog before your integrity.
You shall not make an idol of your blog.
You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.
Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.
Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.
You shall not murder someone else’s honour, reputation or feelings.
You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.
You shall not steal another person’s content.
You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.
You shall not covet your neighbour’s blog ranking. Be content with your own content.
Here are the rest of the videos:
- Sinclair Ferguson – “The Tongue, the Bridle, and the Blessing”
- Driscoll, Ferguson, Piper – Friday Panel Discussion
- Bob Kauflin – “Words of Wonder: What Happens When We Sing?”
- Mark Driscoll – “How Sharp the Edge: Christ, Controversy, and Cutting Words”
- Daniel Taylor – “The Life-Shaping Power of Story: God’s and Ours”
- Kauflin, Piper, Taylor, Tripp – Saturday Panel Discussion
- Paul Tripp – “War of Words: Getting to the Heart for God’s Sake”
- John Piper – “Is There Christian Eloquence? Clear Words and the Wonder of the Cross”
Justification by faith alone
Here’s a quote worth evaluating tomorrow’s church services by:
“… installing exposition as the main event is not enough. God’s Word must infuse everything. The careful reading of the Word must be central. Hymns and songs must be Word-saturated. Prayers must be biblically informed, redolent with biblical reality – often reflecting the very language and structure of Scripture. The preaching of the Word of God must be the Word of God. Such a service requires principled, prayerful thought and hard work. There may be no need to parade the Scripture in and out while God’s people rise in reverence. But it must happen in our hearts.” (R Kent Hughes, in Worship By the Book, 159)
Quite soon I’m going to be purchasing a new batch of commentaries – not least a few from this excellent list. So I’m wondering: where do the most ‘penny-pinching pastors’ go to buy their study books?
Is there a special online place which you find best value for money? Or some backstreet second-hand book store that offers that rare bargain?
Any overseas perspective would be interesting. Any UK contribution would be invaluable!
10. You should also try Amazon and ABEbooks. Both have UK sellers listed and you can find so very reasonable prices.
11. Here in the States I go to Amazon and then check the “Used” section — on numerous occasions I’ve been able to get absolutely brand new (but slightly shelf-worn) commentaries for a fraction of their list price. I’m sure they’ve been sitting on some book store’s shelf for a while, and they just want to get rid of them.
12. Eerdmans, The Bookstore, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though it has been some time since I was there, they often have incredible deals on Eerdmans titles.
13. I’m glad to see you noticed Derek Thomas’ excellent list. His book is on Amazon and well worth it. Right now, Best Commentaries is pulling Amazon and B&N prices, but I hope to add more pricing options in the future so you don’t have to check so many sites… by John Dyer September 24, 2008 at 8:17 pm edit comment
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