Weekly Wraps (Mar.14-20)

Daniel Akin on following Jesus, a Curtis Allen rap, Albert Mohler on hell and on Japan, et cetera.

1. The Normal Christian Life: Following and Serving the King (Daniel Akin) – Akin preaches for a Southern Seminary chapel seminary. He preaches on Mark 8:27-38.

2. Desiring God (The Rap) (Curtis Allen feat. Erin Hill) – Allen, a.k.a Voice, raps on Christian Hedonism. He did this song for the 25th anniversary of Desiring God (the book).

3. Doing Away with Hell? Part Two (Albert Mohler) – Mohler discusses other issues that affected the traditional understanding of hell.

4. When the Earth Moves: Pray for the People of Japan (Albert Mohler) – Mohler writes on the tragedy in Japan.

5. Rethinking ‘Missional’: Reconciling the Mission of God and the Mission of the Church (Kevin DeYoung) – It’s my first time to hear DeYoung preach. He gave the message for Think Desiring God 2010 National Conference. He preaches on the Great Commission. Is he the next John Piper? He sounds and moves like Piper.

6. We Have Seen All This Before: Rob Bell and the (Re)Emergence of Liberal Theology (Albert Mohler) – Mohler blogs on Protestant Liberalism and reviews Rob Bell’s new book.

7. The McLaren Moment: What John Piper meant by “Farewell Rob Bell.” (Michael Krahn) – Krahn writes on John Piper’s tweet. But I still want to know what Piper meant by it.

8. The Practical Sin-Killing Power of Christian Hedonism (Sam Storms) – Storms’ 3rd message for the Desiring God 2010 Conference for Pastors. He preaches on forsaking sin by turning to the superior satisfaction found in God. He quotes a lot from one of Jonathan Edwards’ sermon. Another powerful message!

9. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on The Paul Edwards Program (Paul Edwards) – Edwards interviews Martin Bashir, the journalist who grilled Rob Bell on a MSNBC interview (see video below). Bashir is a committed Christian and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which is pastored by Tim Keller. The journalist claims that these facts had no bearing on the interview. He was just searching for the truth in the name of journalistic integrity. But this is what I think. Even if he denies his theological background and religious affiliation to have any bearing on the interview, his beliefs will inevitably show. I hope to see more non-pastoral people defending the truth. Kudos, Mr. Bashir!

10. MSNBC Host Makes Rob Bell Squirm: “You’re Amending The Gospel So That It’s Palatable!” – Martin Bashir of MSNBC grills Rob Bell!


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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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