October 31, 2016 Resources: Worship in Exile; Andy Stanley; The Reality of Him and Her; Conversion

by Jonathan Hamilton

I recently attended a seminar at Calvary Baptist Church in Wakefield, MI that covered the topic of worship, and specifically, how to worship the Lord in a foreign land. Just like the Jews in Babylon, we are worshipers in exile. The seminar was based on the lament of Psalm 137 and the main speaker, Scott Aniol, has a recent book that encapsulates very well the issues he covered at the seminar. Ironically, just a few days before the seminar, Ligonier Ministries posted an article on the exact same topic. This is a good thing for us to be thinking about as we realize more and more the truth that has always been present: we are strangers and exiles in a foreign land. How ought we then to worship?

To a mature Christian, the authority, inerrancy, and infallibility of Scripture matter deeply. Which is why, if you are a believer who is still giving ear to what comes from Andy Stanley’s pulpit, you would be wise to cut his influence from your life.

Here is an excellent piece on reality – the ways in which our culture is attacking it, and why preserving it is important.

The problem of “asking Jesus into my heart