I grabbed a few of these via Challies, others I found in my morning run through the news.

The day the bees died Bees are dying off due, it seems to Neonicotinoid products.

You can get Logos for free.  I was asked if it was possible to get Logos 5 for free.  Well, yes, sort of.  The engine is always free.  Hit the link above and download for the operating system of your choice.  Then hit the following links for some freebies.  Logos | Vyrso.

Free at the moment: Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs for. What Every Church Can Be.

You don’t want to read this. But you should. Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex

Arm yourself: Ten Enemy Attacks on Leaders

Burning churches. Egypt isn’t the only country where Christians are being persecuted, but at least it’s getting some headlines. Pray. Pray that our brothers and sisters will be given grace and strength to stand during this terrible time.

Is abortion a breast cancer risk? The question is still up to debate. Meanwhile babies are still dying. Let’s not forget the real and actual cost of abortion.

Expository preaching begins with the preacher’s determination to present and explain the text of the Bible to his congregation. Preach it Dr. Mohler!


The Trouble Without a Sermon Series

I’m a sermon series kind of guy. I like to preach sermon series and I like to listen and learn from a series. I don’t normally function well in the vacuum of “what am I going to preach on this coming Sunday?” I know that there are many pastor’s out there who never or seldom preach a series, they prefer to “go to the mountain” to get the week’s message. I’ve heard a few of them preach and they are sometimes incredible, and other times less so — just like series preachers. When I’m in the middle of a series I don’t have to “go to the mountain” but that doesn’t mean that I’m not praying through the week. I suppose one argument in favor of not doing a series is that it forces you to listen hard for what God might want to say. My problem however, is that it doesn’t tend to build my faith – but rather tears it up. When It’s Wednesday and I don’t know what I’m going to preach next, I fret. You know what I mean. Give me a series and I can settle into a routine of preaching that enables me to stretch my mind and focus my thoughts. I think I reap the benefit of not worrying Monday through Thursday about what I’m going to preach […]