Here are three messages I heard at the Together for the Gospel (T4G) Conference this last week that I would like to share with you. These messages have spurred me on to evangelize the lost, articulate the gospel, and pray about mission work. I hope they do the same for you.
It is once again time for a few interesting posts from around the web. Here is what I have been reading and watching lately.
Medieval Help Desk
Kevin De Young highlighted this video on his blog recently. I thought it was funny, so I want to share it with you.
5 Necessary Shifts for Missional College Ministry
Stephen Lutz highlights what he believes to be five shifts that need to take place in order for college ministry to be more missional. You can read his article by clicking here.
Mohler’s Commentary on Joel Osteen’s Interview with Piers
This article includes a video of Joel Osteen’s recent interview where he discusses gay marriage, and Mohler’s commentary on that interview. It is an interesting interview to watch as well as commentary to read. You can read it by clicking here.
Ministry to the Partially Evangelized
Who are the partially evangelized and how can we reach them? Chris Castaldo answers those questions in his recent article. You can read it by clicking here.
Apple recently released the iPhone 4S. Check it out by clicking here. I would be curious if you are going to get one. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
In my last post, I provided you with a list of books that have influenced me over the years. Today I want to provide you with encouragement to read more.
Learn how to better read, what to read, when to read, and why you should read with this helpful guide from accomplished reader Tony Reinke. Offered here is a theology for reading and practical suggestions for reading widely, reading well, and for making it all worthwhile.
On his blog, Taylor provided this break down of the video:
0:14 – Tony’s desire for the book
1:22 – What kind of books should I be reading? (6 Priorities for determining what to read)
3:17 – Creating time to read
5:10 – Tips for growing as a reader
7:21 – The value of fiction
9:08 – The theological importance of reading
A Technique for Remembering What You Are Reading
(1) After you read a chapter or article, stop and allow yourself to absorb the content.
(2) Identify the main point of the chapter or article.
(3) Do not let the details bog you down. Your goal is to remember the main point.
(4) After you understand the main point, now rehearse to yourself the important parts of the chapter or article you just read. This could be anything from important facts or statistics the author uses, to the major points that support the main point. The point is that you want to be able to tell a friend the main point of the article, as well as how the author supports the main point.