I have a hodgepodge of topics to cover in this week’s DHD. Hope you enjoy!
- Carter comments on current theological beliefs
I’ve shared before how helpful Joe Carter’s articles can be on a current issue. This week, Lifeway Research in collaboration with Ligonier Ministries released a survey that revealed current Evangelical Christian theological beliefs. Carter gives an excellent breakdown on the survey, which could be somewhat startling yet also not surprising with the decline of Christianity.
What makes Carter’s article even better is he offers the proper response to the questions given in the survey. His answers are quite helpful and biblically-based. Check at the article and please pray for our country as there has never been a more desperately-needed time for revival than now.
- A Spurgeon excursion
I enjoy studies and stories of Charles Spurgeon, the great pastor of the 19th century, and I hope someday to visit his museum at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.
This is why I appreciated Stephen Story’s review on “Sturgeon the Pastor” by Geoffrey Chang.
If you’re not familiar with Spurgeon, or you’re like me and enjoy reading about the great pastor, check out the article. Here’s a great takeaway:
“Spurgeon never tired of the simplest strategies, because he believed they were biblically warranted: corporate prayer, congregational singing, and the reading and preaching of God’s Word. He was convinced that people’s primary need is to hear the Gospel—and that preaching is the primary means by which it happens.”
- Myths on small church pastors
I also enjoyed reading a great article on Lifeway Research’s website. This is an important read, especially for Oklahoma Baptists. The reason: the majority of our state convention are made up of small churches.
Check out Matt Henslee’s article here.
- Mohler moments
Al Mohler has had great episodes over the week on his podcast of The Briefing. There’s too many to fully list, but the top ones, going back to the end of last week would be:
- Thursday, Sept. 15: Great response to MSNBC anchor who said it is heresy to be against abortion.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20: Mohler’s fascination with British history and culture is on display with his excellent commentary on Queen Elisabeth and her passing.
- Thursday, Sept. 22: Great perspective on the confusing communication on the pandemic, especially after President Biden said the pandemic is over.
- On demon possession
Have you been asked—or wondered yourself—if demon possession still happens? Chuck Lawless addressed this topic, and it’s a good read.
First of all the answer is yes, it still exists. Lawless breaks it down well. Check out the article here.
- Fascinating tour of house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
A friend on Facebook shared this social media tour of a house in Wisconsin that was built in the 1950s and designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
If you enjoy historical architecture, you should check it out here. It almost feels like a museum when looking at the photos. Whoever buys the house, and it currently states “pending sale,” I hope will keep some of the historic look. However, that could be a challenge.
If you ever have seen the Hitchcock movie “North by Northwest,” this house reminds me of the one in the South Dakota scene where Cary Grant’s character tries to rescue Eva Marie Saint’s character before the flight.