Around the block (10/15)

Timothy Keller releases an app to help you learn theology

Catechisms were written with at least three purposes. The first was to set forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel—not only in order to explain clearly what the gospel is, but also to lay out the building blocks on which the gospel is based, such as the biblical doctrine of God, of human nature, of sin, and so forth. The second purpose was to do this exposition in such a way that the heresies, errors, and false beliefs of the time and culture were addressed and counteracted. The third and more pastoral purpose was to form a distinct people, a counter-culture that reflected the likeness of Christ not only in individual character but also in the church’s communal life. When looked at together, these three purposes explain why new catechisms must be written.” (Redeemer Presbyterian Church)

The deterioration of the Bible study (White Horse Inn podcast)

Michael Horton and crew discuss the sometime’s shallow nature of today’s average Bible study, a classic key in discipleship.

33 million American adults say they have no particular religious affiliation (Pew Forum)

You don’t need to go to China to reach the unreached. Just go to Costco.

Religion and science are not incompatible – Neil Tyson (Astrophysicist)

In fact, most religious people in America fully embrace science; while 40% of scientists are religious

Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace? (Fox News)

“[The] doping conspiracy was professionally designed to groom and pressure athletes to use dangerous drugs, to evade detection, to ensure its secrecy and ultimately gain an unfair competitive advantage.” –  USADA CEO Travis Tygart

If this is true, mankind is desperately wicked. If this is not true, mankind is desperately wicked.

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB. He is committed to spreading the value of our union with Christ in Santa Barbara, through the expository preaching of God's Word. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting People, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

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