To Whet Your Appetite: 06/20/12

  • The Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest denomination, has just elected their first African-American president, Fred Luter. This is extremely significant considering the fact that the SBC was first formed to support slaveholders during the days of slavery. What an amazing testament to the Gospel being able to transform an entire network of people. Here is a brief bio on Luter.
  • If you are a bookaholic like me, then you will want to check out this epic page of 50 book recommendations by Kevin DeYoung.
  • I haven't seen the movie "Prometheus" yet (probably won't because I don't think I'd be able to stomach all the "chest-bursting"),  but Thabiti Anyabwile has an interesting take on the movie and how it accurately depicts the Gospel.
  • In this open letter, Mark Driscoll gives a convicting and stirring warning to all pastors who may be in the ministry for the money (which kind of sounds like an oxymoron).
  • In light of the same-sex marriage debate, Frank Turk explains the need for a clear definition of marriage. Hint: it's more than just an institution and more than just the uniting of two hearts.
  • Too many Christians in evangelism try to convince or reason people into heaven. Jesus instead called people to deny their life and follow Him.

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