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The Gospel and It-ness

Jared Wilson:

If I don’t believe the gospel, I will miss out on the joy of the it-ness of things. I will be looking to these things as drugs, as appetite-fillers, as fulfillers, as powers, as gods, as worshipers of the god of myself.

If coffee or chocolate or anything else other than God is the highlight of my day or the ultimate joy of my heart, my joy is temporary, hollow, thin.

But if I believe in the gospel, I can finally enjoy the chocolate-ness of chocolate and the coffee-ness of coffee. Only the gospel frees me to enjoy things as they truly are and as they someday will be.

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Bible Study Part 2: Get Biblical Archaeology by John H. Sailhamer for $3.99 (Kindle Edition)

Communication: Over at TGC, I’ve got a new article up, Speaking Mysteriously of Mysteries. It’s an expanded edition of a post I wrote here back in March.

Conferences: Speaking of TGC…

The Gospel Coalition Canada 2012 Conference has been announced. The 3-day conference will be held May 29-31, 2012 at Heritage College and Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Speakers include Council members Don Carson, John Neufeld and Stephen Um. More details will be available in the fall at thegospelcoalition.org/ca.

In Case You Missed It

Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Something To Look At For All Eternity

Where Is Jesus In The Old Testament?

The Pastor and Succession Planning

In His Light You Shall See Light

Book Reviews:

  1. Defiant Joy by Kevin Belmonte
  2. Intentional Parenting by Tad Thompson

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