In this short excerpt, Derek Thomas explains Vanity Fair in The Pilgrim’s Progress.  This is extremely important as we consider our own journey through Vanity Fair.

The First Seminary – Nathan Busenitz says “there is a short passage in Acts that provides a biblical precedent for seminary education in a particularly insightful way.”

We Have Been Warned – This article is helpful in forecasting the complexities facing the church in our present culture.  The warning is not the first to be sounded, but it’s a good reminder of what’s at stake.

$5 Friday: Scripture, Angels, & Evangelism – As always, Ligonier has some good deals on Friday worthy of your time.

Mom sues Snapchat over sexual content – “When Evan Spiegel launched Snapchat in 2011, he advertised the messaging app with a racy photoshoot of two bikini-clad girls.”  Not much has changed – and now a mother is suing the company.

7 Blessings Of Studying Your Bible – These blessings are sure to help remind you of the importance of studying your Bible.

Help Me Teach the Bible: Rosaria Butterfield on Teaching with Openness, Unhindered – You will appreciate this interview with Rosaria Butterfield.

Cultivating a Culture of Discipling – This sermon by Mark Dever is a good one, and much needed in the local church.

Theology Word of the Week: Deism

The belief that understands God as distant, in that God created the universe but then left it to run its course on its own, following certain “laws of nature” that God had built into the universe. An analogy often used to illustrate the deist view is that of an artisan who creates a mechanical clock, winds it up and then leaves the clock alone to “run out.” Deism became popular in the early modern era and was prevalent among several of the founding fathers of the United States of America, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. [1]

  1. Sinclair B. Ferguson and J.I. Packer, New Dictionary of Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000), 37.
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