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A. The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Blog Spotting and a Great Quiz

Today is a short day of posting for me.

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.

Heated debate at Challies.com regarding The End of the Spear and then a follow up post.

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

There are:

296 questions,

183 terms to define,

and 31 practical application questions at the end.

The Quiz Begins Here

In Christ alone,



Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Wow. Those are some tough conditions and procedures: Elders certainly do have a large responsibility.

I searched your blog for John Piper and you have lots of references so I added you under Him. (Soli Deo Gratia)

If you like to place a link back to Puritan Belief that would be great.

Also I was wondering what you thought of the latest post on does God love everyone?

Look forward to checking back here and learning more about our Savior Jesus.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Ooops my comment about elders was for your next post Elders Part II.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Mike Garner said...

Hey, I've only had the time to read two of your posts at your blog. When I have the time to read through about 10 posts then I will probably add a link. I generally don't like linking to something unless I have looked at a lot of information coming from the website (as to not lead others astray).

I'll probably respond to the World post over at your blog pretty soon so I'll leave comments for over there.

In Christ alone,

11:35 PM  
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Thanks Mike. Pleasure to have you read through a few of the posts.

2:29 AM  

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