This and That

Five Mistakes Pastors Make On Social Media – A pastor who is not on social media could be compared to a pastor not using the telephone, computers, or microphones when they preach. Social media gives each pastor the equivalent of their own TV station, radio station, and printing press. This is one area of our culture pastors cannot afford to sit-out. The potential reach of social media is far more than the average pastor will personally minister to personally in their lifetimes. – Marty Duren

Free E-Book Alert – Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

One of the most frequently asked questions related to the Bible is, “Which Bible translation should I use?” People often wonder what is the all-around best English Bible translation available. In this book, Douglas Moo, Wayne Grudem, Ray Clendenen, and Philip Comfort make a case for the Bible translation he represents: the NIV 2011 (New International Version), the ESV (English Standard Version), the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible), and the NLT (New Living Translation) respectively.

In each case, the contributors explain the translation philosophy under- lying these major recent versions. They also compare and contrast how specific passages are translated in their version and other translations.

Which Bible Translation Should I Use? is ideal for anyone who is interested in the Bible and wants to know how the major recent English translations compare. After you’ve read this book, you will be able to answer the title question with confidence. You will also learn many other interesting details about specific passages in the Bible from these top experts.

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Gospel Points – Give Thanks

12004883_10154199730028082_5579965515222569410_nGuest – Jeremy Scott, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Verona, WI

Description – Right before the madness of Black Thursday and the sounds of Christmas come upon us, we take a brief moment to stop and give thanks.  This is the day before Thanksgiving and we are exploring thankfulness as found in I Thessalonians 5:18, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  Joining us to talk about this passage is Pastor Jeremy Scott.  Listen in as we chat about why giving thanks is command, how we can give thanks in all circumstances and how does God’s will fit into this picture.

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This and That 11-21-15

Evaluating Seventh-day Adventism – Historically, evangelicals and fundamentalists regarded the Seventh-day Adventist movement as a cult. And in spite of the ecumenical spirit that has pervaded evangelicalism over the last few decades, there are still major deficiencies within official SDA theology that ought to give evangelical Christians serious pause. – Nate Busenitz

The Real Mythbusters – I challenge Adam Savage to make the short drive from Cincinnati and meet some true myth busters at the Creation Museum and see how his beliefs in evolution stand up against real observational science. In meeting with these academics and scientists, and touring our world-class museum with its stunning science exhibits, he will discover that evolution is a myth and gets busted for what it is—and he will learn the truth about the God who created him, that he has a sin nature, and is in need of salvation. – Ken Ham

Free E-Book Alert – Don’t Follow Your Heart

“Follow your heart” is a creed embraced by billions. It’s a statement of faith in one of the great pop-cultural myths of our day — a gospel proclaimed in many of our stories, movies, and songs. Until you consider that your heart has sociopathic tendencies. Our hearts were never designed to be followed, but to be led. Our hearts were never meant to be gods in whom we believe, but to believe in God. This book contains 31 meditations for recalibrating your heart. It is a collection of helps for common heart problems. Because your biggest problems in life are heart problems. Jon Bloom will help you follow Jesus by resisting your heart’s errant predilections and directing it to do all God’s will.

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Gospel Points – Where Was God in the Paris Terrorist Attacks?

Guest – Bob Bixby, former missionary to France and current pastor of Redeemer Church in pray-for-paris-1Fremont, CA.

Description – This week on Gospel Points we had intended to air an interview I recorded concerning Christians and depression. Yet, after the events of this weekend I felt it appropriate to change topics all of a sudden. So, this week we ask the question, where was God during the Paris terrorist attacks? To answer this question I asked my friend Bob Bixby to join us on the broadcast. Our discussion focused mainly on the concept of how our view of sovereignty played into this tragedy. Listen in on this fascinating conversation that alludes to French history, the imminence of God and concludes with a gospel application that we all need to hear.

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