Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Again, Wright is Wrong

The latest socio-politico-religious discussion has been over the recent publicity tour of Dr. Jeremiah Wright. Here our brother and fellow elder gives some insight into why, once again, Wright is wrong.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

At Home with the Lord

I was informed yesterday that on Friday, April 25, 2008 Elder DJ Ward was found absent from his body yet present with the Lord. Elder Ward was an elder in every since of the word. His warmth for people and his dedication to the gospel will be missed. Yet, the roll of elders in heaven just became one more closer to being complete. For this we rejoice.
Here is a clip I posted earlier this year. I just believe it captures the heart of the man, whom I knew only briefly but felt his passion for the gospel deeply. I can imagine him getting to heaven and proclaiming one more time, "I'm a grace case!"

Here John Piper gives his reflections on Elder Ward.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tim Keller on The Reason for God

Westminster Bookstore and the Westminster Gospel and Culture Project has made available three videos recently recorded with Tim Keller on the theme of his recent book The Reason for God.

Tim Keller panel discussion with WTS Faculty
Tim Keller at UPenn
Tim Keller at UPenn Q and A

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thabiti on the Abolition of Race

Last night at the Together for the Gospel Conference Thabiti Anyabwile delivered a message entitled "Bearing the Image: Identity, the Work of Christ, and the Church". In no uncertain terms he called for the abolition of race. Thabiti began by suggesting that our entire outlook on life has been so misplaced, so wrong-headed, and so inadequate that we either need to change it now or commit ourselves to the closest mental health institution. Why? Because believing in race is like believing in unicorns. You can listen to the entire message here.

Also, here is a short clip of his message:


Monday, April 14, 2008

Heidelblogging "On Being Black and Reformed"

R. Scott Clark, professor of historical and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California and blogger at Heidelblog, has written a review of my book "On Being Black and Reformed." You can read part one here. In part one he identifies four strengths in the book. He promises at the end of the review that in part two he will give four weaknesses. I appreciate Dr. Clark taking the time to read my book out of what I imagine is a never ending stream of recommended book titles that cross his desk. Yet even more than appreciation, I am amazed by two things: one, that he found four strengths in my writing; and two, that he only found four weaknesses (he probably found more, but is being kind).

Thanks Dr. Clark. Your review reminds me that, like all of us, my gifts must continue to be used for God's glory. Also, these gifts are far from perfected and I need God's grace and the challenging encouragement of men like yourself if I will continue to faithfully exercise those gifts for the glory of God and the good of His people.

Update: Dr. Clark has posted part 2 of his review here.

Ken Jones on Multiculturalism

Yesterday, Ken Jones preached on the gospel's impact on the issue of multiculturalism in church. You can listen to his message from Eph. 2:11-22 here.

Friday, April 04, 2008

A Dream Come True?

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. As we are bombarded with people giving us their assessment of the progress we have made in fulfilling MLK Jr's dream, I thought it would be interesting to wonder if this is how the fulfillment of his dream would look and sound.

Two men judged not for the color of their skin, but the content of their vocal chords. If the King of Soul and the King of the High C's can get together and get along, surely we all can.