WHI-1133 | The Gospel According to Isaiah, Part 6

On this program the hosts will wrap up their six-part series by walking through the “servant songs” of Isaiah. Again we discover the theme that this servant will not merely restore the tribes of Jacob but will become “a light for the nations.” He will “sprinkle many nations” by being “stricken, smitten and afflicted.” “All we like sheep have gone astray… but the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” This was to be the heart of the messiah’s mission, “to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Let all within us praise his holy name!

Favorite Christmas song? Go . . .
“Jingle Bells”? I cannot claim to have ever dashed on a one-horse sleigh laughing all the way. “The Christmas Song”? I think that this one misses the mark, too, with Jack Frost nippin…

Odd Thomas on the Incarnation

A spoken word video.

Dick G on Herman R (Carl Trueman)

I notice that Logos have posted a short interview with my revered former WTS colleague and now my long-suffering session clerk, Dick Gaffin, on the eminent New Testament scholar, Herman Ridderbos, whose works are being offered on pre-pub.

God is keeping his promises

“He shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord. . . . And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.” Micah 5:4–5
At Advent, we celebrate Go…

The Forgotten Second Point

In a controversial decision, at synod Kalamazoo (1924), the Christian Reformed Church adopted “Three Points” on “Common Grace” (Gemeene Gratie). They are: Concerning the favorable attitude of God toward mankind in general and . . . Continue reading →

Weekend A La Carte (12/22)

Here are a few Kindle deals to start: Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal by Michael Kelly is great value at $2.99; John Piper’s What Jesus Demands from the World is down to $3.99; Matt Chandler’s Creature of the Word (a good book I’ll be reviewing soon) is on sale at $5.99; Mary Kassian’s Conversation Peace is at $2.99.

Does God Hate Westboro Baptist? – Josh Buice makes the case that God hates Westboro Baptist Church, the group that pickets funerals and other events with signs saying “God Hates Fags” and so on.

A Veteran at 13 – Smithsonian has the fascinating tale of Calvin Graham who enlisted during World War 2 at the age of 12. 

Facebook’s New Privacy Settings – Gizmodo tells you what you need to know about Facebook’s new privacy settings. “There are two big changes you should care about right now: shortcuts and a beefed up activity feed that’ll let you scrub your past free of embarrassment. Online, at least.”

Romans with Moo – BiblicalTraining.org is offering you a free course. You can watch more than 40 lectures on Romans by Douglas Moo. (HT:JT)

American Christian Imprisoned in Iran – “Rev. Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old U.S. citizen and a Christian convert of Iranian origin has been imprisoned without charges in one of Iran’s notorious prisons due to his work in Iran’s underground Christian community.”

(Another link related to gun violence was removed when it stopped working)

Most assuredly God will require an account of the children from the parents’ hands, for they are His, and only lent to their care and keeping. —A.W. Pink

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Children’s Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible reading plan for children.

One Year Later

“One year later after the passing of your wife, what have you learned?”
That time heals some wounds. It is natural as we enter into that season of the year, and now the very anniversary of her passing, that the pain would grow more acute, more insisten…

5 ways to lead your family through the Christmas chaos

Meditating on the wonder of the Advent of Jesus is just as important as meeting with family and friends. As you filter your priorities through a schedule, plan both for socialization and solitude.
As a child, December 25th was the best day of my year …