“If we truly want to have gospel-centred worship, one thing that must be crystal clear is there’s only one mediator—one person who’s leading us into the presence of God—and it’s not the guy with the guitar. It’s Jesus.”
See more of the TGC blog post here.
Ronnie Martin, “Hey Worship Leader, Are You A Theological Lightweight?”
Why do we think it’s ok for someone who barely knows God’s Word to lead God’s people in singing the excellency of His Words? Too harsh? Or have we simply produced a generation of worship leaders who are musically adept at singing and playing but spiritually inept at reading and praying?
One of the recent ‘hot topics’ in evangelical circles is that of marriage. In fact, two prominent preachers in the US have published books in the past year on this very topic: Tim Keller (The Meaning of Marriage) and Mark Driscoll (Real Marriage).
Marriage is God’s idea – not a human institution – and is an imperfect copy of the perfect love between Christ and His bride, the church. It is sad to see how God’s institution of marriage has been marred so deeply by sinful man in our postmodern culture.
Interestingly, The Gospel Coalition is running two blogposts in parallel today on the topic: Would I Officiate a Wedding for Two Unbelievers? Deepak Reju says yes, while Russell Moore says no. A disclaimer should be proffered at this point – both columnists are agreed on the fundamental doctrines regarding marriage, but differ slightly on the role of the church in solemnizing the marital covenants. I commend both reads to you, if only to raise your attention to some of the key issues relating to marriage.
oh, for a preacher who proclaims the gospel!
when your preacher is not John Piper
thought-provoking article on the key emphases a young adult / youth ministry should have.
why youth stay in church when they grow up
Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love – Piper, Keller, Clarkson
Dietrich Bonhoeffer to a young couple he was marrying: “It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”
probably the best sermon i have ever heard. i admonish you, please give this a listen!
tim keller – getting out (exodus 14)