Monday Discoveries, Except It's Tuesday

As several bloggers have noted, the April 9Marks newsletter has some outstanding articles. The review of George Barna's book Revolution is great, as is the article on "expository listening."

John Samson at Reformation Theology, links to a great pastoral-centered post about the Gospel of Judas.

An earlier post at the same site lists books that are "must reads" for our theological edification and education. I don't even have some of these. As such I haven't read them. Alas, each day brings me face to face with more books I should read. Thanks for the great post! I was on the mailing list of a well-known (and formerly very helpful) Christian publisher who just keeps pumping out the Christian therapy books. I canceled out of that list today.

Al Mohler has a post, also referenced in a number of blogs, about the pastor as theologian.

I've been using an RSS aggregator called GreatNews. Freeware published by CurioStudio. Catch them here.

Hoping to meet some of you folks at the Together For the Gospel Conference next week!


bumble said...

Thanks for the link to the newsletter.

However, I think some people might be too passionate with expositional preaching, making everyone else feel like false prophets.

I like expositional preaching too, as long as it won't take forever. Some pride themselves as being deep when they take 4 weeks on a single verse before moving to the next one. I think that it could be a form of neo-gnosis in disguise...

By the way, I am doing expositional preaching through Song of Solomon right now for 4 weeks, making sure that "the intention of the text is the intention of the message." Could I, or is it all just eisegesis?

Bumble said...

By the way, please don't think that I am attacking you. I was just frustrated after reading David King on the newsletter...

Peter Bogert said...


Thanks for your comments. I do not feel attacked at all!!

I think I understand what you mean. There are times when one can labor through the text, but there are other times (as is in the case with my present series in Romans) where there is a need to pause and reflect more deeply. Mark Dever did a series of expository sermons on the OT books - one week per book. So expository preaching doesn't relate to the length of the passage, but the message.

Have a wonderful weekend!