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"Amillennialism 101" -- Audio and On-Line Resources
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The ESV Study Bible On-line and Other Interesting Stuff from Around the Web

Justin Taylor (managing editor) posted a link to the Gospel of Matthew from the new on-line version of the ESV Study Bible.  If you buy one of the Bibles, the entire on-line Bible will be available to you as well.  You simply have to check this out to believe it!  If the ESV Study Bible doesn't become an indispensable study tool for everyone who loves God's word, I'll be very surprised.  Click here: ESV Online Study Bible | Crossway 

On the other hand, we have the "Testament," a so-called "Bible" filled with pictures of celebrities and set up to look like Harper's Bazaar or Us.  Talk about a contrast with the preceding.  Click here: Flashy "Bible" seeks to inspire the ADHD generation - WalletPop Blog

Our confessional Lutheran friend Chris Rosebrough (who is one the founders of Pirate Radio--Click here: Pirate Christian Radio - Pietists Beware!) deserves combat pay.  He's been living blogging the "Reveal" conference at Willow Creek.  Good on him for doing this.  Now that is taking a bullet for the team!  Chris is a sharp guy and he's describing some very scary stuff which is certain to appear soon at a church near you!  Click here: Extreme Theology

Elections always seem to bring out the worst in evangelicals and transformationists of every stripe.  Here's an Evangelical Free Church pastor calling down covenant curses upon those who don't vote for McCain.  Meanwhile, I'm very thankful Christ bore the covenant curse for me and in my place.   Click here: Pro-McCain Pastor Casts Election as Religious Contest - Elections 

Reader Comments (11)

Do you suppose he even knows what the covenants are?
October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Who are the people behing the ESV Study Bible notes?
October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Amazon just sent me an email that my ESV Study Bible was shipped today. The online version looks great-I can't wait to get the book and to have access to the e-version.!
October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Our ESV is on the way too. Got the email also. We are excited about this.
October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
I enjoy the ESV, but have you guys checked out the NET Bible? Its online version is free (and is downloadable), and the study tools in it are amazing.

I think the ESV is probably a better translation for straight-through reading (the NET varies in its quality), but the notes in the NET that discuss how the translation was arrived at, including textual issues, make up for any occasional deficiencies. For example, see John 1:1; not only does the NET choose a slightly different translation which acknowledges the interesting anarthous Greek, it includes a discussion of the possible meanings and rules that induce various translations to choose something different. (For the curious, the key difference is "...and the Word was fully God." )

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWm Tanksley
It's becoming popular to curse those who don't support the same candidate, even in the Reformed camps. I didn't realize that every policy a politician has ever promoted is immediately imputed to the voter, or that your candidate of choice is now a matter of faith and fellowship.
October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrig
>Do you suppose he even knows what the covenants are?

EFCA is a mixed bag, but chances are no.
October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
To "brig": If the candidate is pro-abortion, pro-late term abortion, and voted four times against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), how, as a Christian, can one justify supporting that candidate? The BAIPA is for infants who survive abortions. One candidate voted against medical care for these babies because it would only complicate matters. This is unconscionable. Are you saying that faith and fellowship should not inform you in your choice of candidate to support?
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhuh
very interesting article. on most issues I agree with the author:)
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercheap percocet
To "huh" --

You must be assuming a two-party system; I didn't even have that candidate in mind. There are more than two candidates running for office, and anyone could start a write-in campaign. I intended to make a distinction between faith *informing* your vote, and fellowship *dictating* your vote, particularly from the pulpit. And I am afraid of language like you used being brought forward into areas of fellowship and discipline. "How could you, as a Christian, *possibly* have justified your vote for .....? Until you repent, we won't invite you over for dinner, or permit you to the Lord's Table." (The implication being of course unless you come to the same conclusion as the pastor/elders/etc, you're *not* a Christian, because, after all, there's only one viable option)
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrig
To "brig"-- I think you went a bit beyond where I was going with my scenario. I was just wondering how a Christian can support a candidate with such a record. Is it not inconsistent with Christian doctrine?
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhuh

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