CrossReference (Episode 2)

A week ago I introduced you to a series of short films that focus on Christ’s appearances in the Old Testament as the Angel of the Lord. Every Wednesday for 10 weeks I will be posting a new episode right here at the blog. This will allow you to view the series in its entirety. Do note, though, that each episode will be available for only one week. After the week is up you will need to purchase the series. …

Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2011

I’m one day late posting this, but I trust the wait is worth it. Here is this month’s selection of desktop wallpaper calendars, all free for the download. There are wallpapers here for your computer, your iPhone, your iPad or just about any other device you might like to dress us. Enjoy! A few notes: 320 x 480 is for your iPhone; 1024 x 1024 is for your iPad; your desktop or laptop may take any of the other sizes …

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CrossReference

This afternoon, and for quite a few Wednesday afternoons to follow, I’ve got something I think you’ll enjoy. It’s a series of short films created by David Murray that focus on Christ’s appearances in the Old Testament as the Angel of the Lord. This week’s episode is titled “Bonus Gospel.” The DVD and Study Guide (sample here) are available for pre-order, and will be launched at The Gospel Coalition Conference Preaching Christ from the Old Testament on April 12. However, …

The Only Way and Our Only Hope

A couple of months ago Crossway released Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day. I contributed a chapter to that book titled “Jesus Christ: The Only Way and Our Only Hope.” This chapter deals with religious pluralism, inclusivism and exlusivism, all words and terms that have become hot topics because of Rob Bell’s book Love Wins (my review). Crossway has excerpted that chapter and made it available to you as a free PDF. You can …

Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2011

Last month, on February 1, I offered up a list of desktop wallpapers that were free for you to download and use on your computer, iPhone, iPad or other device. That turned out to be a hit, so here we are on March 1 with another list of wallpapers. Each of these has been designed by a Christian graphic designer or artist and each of them is free for you to download–just click the appropriate link and save the image. …

Mighty Lord Extend Your Kingdom

Gregory Wilbur says “One of my favorite missions hymns is ‘How Sweet and Awesome’ mostly because it marries good theology and evangelistic fervor so beautifully. This text by Joseph Cottle does the same thing. God’s sovereignty and Lordship is strongly proclaimed while entreating the spread of the Gospel for His glory’s sake.  It seemed most appropriate to set these lyrics to a strong and majestic melody.  Having this song sung by men’s chorus is a great reminder of the necessity …

Choose Your Deal

Every Friday Ligonier Ministries has a $5 Friday special where they put a selection of their products on sale for the ridiculously low price of $5. This week they want to allow you to choose one of these items. I’ve got a list of 5 items here and one of them will be available this Friday at Ligonier’s store for just $5. So leave a comment and let me know which one you’d like to see for $5. And then …

Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011

This may be the strangest memory of my entire childhood: at some point I acted in a class play in which I played the role of February. Yes, February. I was a whiny little month, complaining that I was the shortest month and also the one that no one likes because the weather always stinks. I don’t remember how the play ended. Actually, I don’t remember if I had the audience eating out of my hand or if I stank …

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Some time ago I was asked by Kevin DeYoung if I would be interested in contributing a chapter to a book that came to be called Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day. Here’s what the book is all about: “Recent cultural interest in evangelicalism has led to considerable confusion about what the term actually means. Many young Christians are tempted to discard the label altogether. But evangelicalism is not merely a political movement in …

Canadian Candy is Better – A Follow-Up

A little while ago I wrote a little “point of interest” article on Canadian candy. Whenever I do something like that, I inevitably get hate mail from people who think I need to focus only on very serious topics. It appears that a few people out there like my site so much that they’ll send me nasty emails when I don’t deliver what they want. I don’t get it. Anyway, I wanted to offer a follow-up to that article today …