Advance 09: Eric Mason – The Ultimate Shepherd

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Dwelling in the Gospel: Tim Keller

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Am I Second?

The other day, IamSecond.com launched:

I am Second is a movement where significance is a shared value among people of all kinds. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Your next-door neighbor. People just like you. Their authentic stories here on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. You’ll meet people who overcame destructive lifestyles. Plus you’ll discover those who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed, yet still found a life full of hope, peace and fulfillment.

We believe there is a reason why you are here. We all have needs and could use some help. Here you’ll find issues relevant to you as well as answers to challenging life questions. Within our website you can connect with a live person either by phone, chat or email. 24 hours a day. You can link with I am Second groups in your own community and can even get involved in helping others.

I am Second is designed to help people discover their purpose in life. Have you discovered yours?

IamSecond.com features moving testimonial videos from Nate Larkin, Brian Welch (formerly of Korn), Stephen Baldwin, and many more.

Take some time today and visit IamSecond.com, and be prepared to answer the question, “Am I second?”

Sunday Shorts (04/26)

The Gospel Coalition 2009 Conference Online

The Gospel Coalition’s 2009 conference messages are now online. Give them a listen as you can’t go wrong with Tim Keller, John Piper, and more.

22 Essential Words for Writing Cheesy Christian Pop Songs

Guest blogger Josh Harris provides us with the essentials of cheesy Christian pop lyrics at Abraham Piper’s blog. The comments are even better than the actual list (check out Abraham’s song in comment 7).

Matt Svoboda’s take on Mark Driscoll

Matt at Evangelical Village posted a very helpful letter he sent to his pastor regarding Mark Driscoll in light of the recent kerfuffle surrounding him. Here’s an excerpt:

I am not here to beat the drum of Mark Driscoll, but it would sadden me to see people disregard his ministry for inappropriate comments and occasionally taking things further than Scripture permits.  His ministry is gospel-centered as he always points people to the cross.  As you and I would say, he is ‘Our Kind of Calvinist.’  He is theologically and missionally as solid as anyone I know.

Aaron’s on Twitter

I caught the Twitter bug while watching all the hip cool marketing folks at ad:tech this week. Next week I might write haikus.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow me here.

And in honour of this, I once again (ironically) present, The Twouble with Twitter:

Transit Delays

So our plane was delayed by an hour and we missed our flight home on Friday night. Right now, Adam, John and I are sitting in a sketchy sports bar waiting for something to eat at midnight (we’re still running on Pacific time). Our new flight leaves at 9:50 am and we’re all looking forward to seeing our wives and sleeping in our own beds.

Since there won’t be much else to post here due to the travel schedule, enjoy a good word from our friend Matt Chandler: