Friday, September 08, 2006

Desiring God

I have been greatly helped in my Christian walk by the ministry of John Piper and am excited about the rich resources at Desiring God. There are thousands of articles, links to books, full copies of books to download [but you'll be better off with the hard copy, except for some of the smaller ones, I think] and the new Desiring God radio has hundreds of excellent recordings of John Piper's sermons, nicely packaged into half hour segments with short interviews with Pastor Piper, etc.

Travelling 50 kilometres to Orange to teach piano three times a week is a great experience, while I listen to the talks.

Have you read any of Piper's books? I wonder what it would take to bring him to Australia? Interested KCC?

Tagged for a book meme by Craig

I was previously tagged for a book meme by Catez but didn't get what she was on about! Now Craig has tagged me again, so I'd better join in the fun.

1. One book that changed your life:
Desiring God by John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
The Race Set Before Us by Ardel Caneday and Thomas Schreiner.

To be honest, I have not completed my second read-through, but I have read and re-read this book, and now read the book's blog as well!

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
My ESV Reformation Study Bible, not because the ESV is my favourite translation, but because this edition has helpful articles, notes and cross references.

4. One book that made you laugh:
Great Housewives of Art by Sally Swain. And it cost me a whole $1

5. One book that made you cry:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. One book that you wish had been written:
Every Single Decision Made For You, by I. M. Trustworthy
Thanks, Craig. That's the one!

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus because I think it's a con.

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Original Sin by Henri Blocher. I discovered the book is an expanded version of a series of Moore College lectures.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin
Me too, Craig

10. Now tag five people:

Another Neil

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bible Trumps

Ever played Bible Trumps? It's great fun. You shoot down bible teachings with powerful take-no-prisoners characters or verses.

If your minister is expounding the bible's teaching on the roles of men and women, you can shoot down everything he says with
But what about Deborah?

When someone talks about baptism, or giving generously, or the importance of meeting together with other Christians, smile broadly and ask
What about the thief on the cross?