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Monday News & Links (Dec 7)
Recenty, Jonathan Akin and Ronnie Parrott had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Thomas, Director of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and one of the pastors at Mars Hill Church.
Ben Pfahlert writes: "I'm sitting on a plane at Brisbane airport. I've just spent two days at the first Australian Acts 29 Church Planters boot camp. I went because I was tired of hearing about Acts 29 (and Mars Hill Church and Mars Hill Global) second-hand. I wanted to meet the people leading the movement face-to-face and hear ‘from the horse's mouth’. Let me share with you what I thought, and let me tell you about the who, what, when, where and how of the conference."
Dave Harvey writes: "The Great Commission is given to the disciples, not just as apostles who walked with Jesus, but as representatives of the church (Matthew 28:16–20). Sure, the apostles received it (v. 16), but the church has to finish it."
D.A. Carson writes: "The following post was first an email to a young church planter seeking counsel. He is planting a church in a rough area. Not a few of those who are getting converted have been living together, sometimes with children, sometimes for years, without getting married. His question, then, is what should be said to these couples where one of the pair gets converted, and the other, so far, does not. Should the advice be to get married? Or is that encouraging people to be unequally yoked?"
Ray Ortland, lead Pastor of Immanuel Church, gives us an excerpt from Arnold Dallimore's biography of George Whitefield on how Whitefield dealt with the controversy between himself and John Wesley.
The Gospel Coalition has just released a new audio resource. Here are six sermons from D.A. Carson on spiritual gifts. The first five were the basis of Carson's book Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14.