Category Archives: COD

COD: Podcast

Here’s an iTunes link to The Habanero Hour the new music podcast from the colossiansthreesixteen blog.

Theres a wide variety of good stuff to listen to if you’ve ever had that secret craving for alternative music. Go on, you know you want to listen to it. This podcast has several great songs that I liked a great number of them.

Preaching repentance for judgment

The Lost Art of Listening, Luke 8:4-15 (Here’s the iTunes link)

Here’s an Oklahoma boy preaching the gospel at Southern Seminary. Listen to the whole thing but at about 18 minutes, the Disciples get taken down a notch or two. A great discussion of God’s sovereignty and why Christians understand the Bible. Perspicuity folks–its a gift. Sometimes we preach repentance to justify judgment. Check it.

COD: A Book Review and a donnybrook too

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the word ‘donnybrook’ used outside the movie ‘Quiet Man’ but you’ll know if you’ve ever watched it. It’s sort of a long brambling brawl…kinda like some of the long rambling threads I’ve seen in blogs. Anyway, here’s a great book review by Tim Challies and as a bonus, a brawl in his meta about the proper way to reach people for Jesus. I shake out with the Baptists on a lot of issues but this probably isn’t one of them.

Same thing only different

I wrote this post The Anti-Founder’s University about this Founders Ministries Blog: New name, same historical revisionism when I read about it back in January.

I encourage you to read Dr. Ascol’s post, not my own. You can actually LEARN something over there.

COD: Has God Called You?

A clear reply to the question ‘Has God called you?

Realistically I think we do a lousy job in the SBC with these young men who have ‘surrendered’ to preach. They say they feel called to preach but then we make them ‘surrender’ and then load them down with everything else but that. (Which is, I guess, what we do with pastors anyway.) They say they are called to preach and we tell them to take whatever comes along and just serve. But they’re not called to do that, they’re called to preach! That should be the focus of what we ask them to do. They should be put under the discipleship of the pastor and given opportunities to ‘fan to flame’ the gifts they have been given.

I’m not saying that young men can’t learn valuable lessons driving the church van, being a ‘youth minister’ or whatever other chores the church has for them. But I think we need to evaluate our priorities.

COD: Blog quote of the day

“The reality is that a single flat-back piano just doesn’t gig their emotions as much as a full electric band does. They don’t get that “transcendent feeling,” so they get discouraged and end up saying they “can’t worship.”

I wonder if the whole “excellence in praise and worship music” phenomenon we’ve seen over the past few years—for all the good it’s done—hasn’t also had some less-than-desirable effects on young Christians. I wonder if it hasn’t created a generation of functional mystics who gauge their relationship with God by emotional experience rather than the objective reality of redemption.”–Greg Gilbert

COD: Book Shopping

I looked around at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, AND Christian Book Distributors today for “In His Place Condemned He Stood” by J.I. Packer and Mark Dever. I found that Amazon had the best pre-order price at $11.55. Even with their e-mail 20% off coupon Barnes and Noble couldn’t beat that. CBD’s price wasn’t too bad at $12.99 but I sure like that free shipping at Amazon if I buy another book (and they had good prices on other stuff too.) I found out about this on C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Blog. I am looking forward to reading it.