Coram Deo ~

Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview

April 1, 2014

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~ UPDATED PAGES ON THE BLOG ~

Reflections on my time at Covenant Theological Seminary

I’m Currently Reading….

Book Review: Double Play by Ben and Julianna Zobrist with Mike Yorkey

Leadership Library – Books by John Maxwell:  Home Run: Learn God’s Game Plan for Life and Leadership by Kevin Myers and John C. Maxwell

Movie Reviews: 12 Years a Slave, Noah, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Music Review: Hymns by Michael W. Smith

 

~ THIS AND THAT ~

  • Just two days after announcing it would hire Christians in same-sex marriages, World Vision U.S. has reversed its ground-breaking decision after weathering intense criticism from evangelical leaders. Read more here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/march-web-only/world-vision-reverses-decision-gay-same-sex-marriage.html
  • Check out this short article and two-minute video from Matt Chandler on how to fill your life with joy:http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/how-to-fill-your-life-with-joy
  • Tim Keller’s next book will be Prayer: The Essential Guide, which will be released November 4.Prayer by Tim Keller
  • And speaking of Tim Keller, he is the series editor of the new Cultural Renewal series. An upcoming book of interest is The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth. Author Mike Cosper shows how modern entertainment reveals humanity’s universal longing for redemption as he explores a variety of genres, influential films, and shows, ultimately teaching us how to engage with and evaluate what we watch. The book releases August 31.
  • The Northampton Press, the ministry of our friend Dr. Don Kistler, is making available a collection of sermons by the great Charles Spurgeon in e-book format. These sermons are all from the Song of Solomon, and are titled “The Fairest of Ten Thousand.” For the time being it is only available as an e-book. It is available now on Amazon and soon on Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

            LIGONIER MINISTRIES –

 

Left to themselves, no one will ever choose Christ.—RC Sproul

If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross. —Steven Lawson

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Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence. I’m married to my best friend. I’m a St. Louis Cardinals fan, a manager at a Fortune 100 company, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people determine their callings, develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. My favorite book is the Bible, and some other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

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