Blog Spotting and a Great Quiz
First I'd like to highlight some links across the blogosphere that have caught my attention over the past week:
The T4G Blog is an ongoing public conversation between Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, C.J. Mahaney, and Albert Mohler.
John Hendryx posts solid article titled Dead Man Walking discussing Ephesians 2.
Adrian Warnock interviews Justin Taylor at Adrian's blog.
Phil Johnson examines Karaoke Worship at a few major churches.
Steve Camp has several solid posts. One uses Al Mohler and Larry King Live as a jump start and another uses the recent "50 most Influential Christians in America" as lead in.
At our church we have a position for an Elder open and we will be considering a member on January 29th. This led me to review multiple texts from the Bible, but also brought to mind a wonderful little "quiz" that I found here at A Puritan's Mind.
The questions are quite challenging at times (although easy at other points), but I think it would be a good standard to use. For those interested in Pastoral Ministry, those already serving in a position of leadership, or for the Christian who wants to grow their mind, I'd encourage you to look through the questions. Answer as many as you can, and then use the questions that you do not know as a study sheet.
Here is the introduction and you can click on the link to have a look at the rest of the quiz.
A little Quiz for the Pastor who studies.
You are not allowed to use the Bible or any other Biblical help; nor may you ask the opinion of others, nor in books unless otherwise instructed. The only time the Bible may be used is when it explicitly tells you to read the passage and comment on it. You have 5 days to complete it.
Elders are not elders because they are old, they are elders because they know the Bible well. There is a distinction between those who may be good preachers and those who are Pastors/Elders of a church. But even in their humble beginnings, they knew their Bible well.
Some young Preachers who knew their Bible well:
The Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ: 30 years old.
John the Apostle: ? (His age may range from 17-31??
Aurelius Augustine: 37
John Calvin: 22 (He had his first chaplainry at age 12)
Christopher Love: 27
Jonathan Edwards: 15
Richard Baxter: 23
183 terms to define,
and 31 practical application questions at the end.
In Christ alone,