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Final Call (March 3)

Final Call

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Today’s edition looks at productivity and leadership, a bit of satire, and offers a great giveaway.

Productivity and Leadership in the 21st Century

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to get some time with Chris Larson and Nathan Bingham of Ligonier Ministries to discuss productivity and leadership in the 21st century. Here’s the recording of our conversation, in case that’s of interest to you. Also, I need to do something more interesting with the wall behind my desk.

Free Stuff Fridays

CSB

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible which also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away 5 copies of the new Christian Standard Bible in the premium leather edition. As you know, “The Christian Standard Bible captures the Bible’s original meaning without compromising clarity. An optimal blend of accuracy and readability, this translation helps readers make a deeper connection with God’s Word and inspires lifelong discipleship. The CSB is for everyone—for readers young and old, new and seasoned. It’s a Bible pastors can preach from and a Bible you can share with your neighbor hearing God’s Word for the very first time.”

Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. As soon as the winners have been chosen, all names and addresses will be immediately and permanently erased. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes Saturday at noon. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

Lutheran Satire

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Lutheran Satire. They do serious theology through funny videos. You’ve probably already seen Conall and Donall discuss bad analogies for the Trinity (“That’s modalism, Patrick!”).

A couple of other favorites are The Gilbert and Sullivan Mass…

… and C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival.


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  • My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    Among my responsibilities as an elder/pastor within a local church is meeting with people to offer counsel and guidance. I have never lost the wonder of being given so sobering a privilege—to listen to people as they share their deep sorrows or ask their big questions and to then attempt to bring the Word of…

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    The Bible has proven its value as weaponry in the battle against spiritual foes, as a laboratory researching cures for spiritual maladies, and as a rich source of treasure in the accumulating of wisdom. It has proven itself a guide to the pathways of life and a chart to navigate the stormy seas of trial…

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…