The Reformed Forum media review has recently had an excellent review/interview with Carl Trueman regarding Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative, a book being released in September 2010 by P&R Publishing.
Carl is always a fun interview. One of my favorite quotes was when Trueman, a British immigrant, said “Some would see the loss of the colonies as an improvement….It clearly saved us from baseball”.
“Unfortunately, the church today is at war with the culture, and many Christians think that by opposing moral decline through protest and politics, they are doing all they can to redeem society. They have begun to view their unbelieving neighbors as the enemy rather than the mission field. As the rift widens between the Religious Right and the rest of society, the gospel message is being lost in the din of conflict. The tender love of sinners has been replaced by bitter rivalry for influence. Thus the onlytruth that can ultimately draw people to sincere repentance is too often being set aside in favor of political rhetoric and partisan squabbling.
No national revival has ever occurred because of political strategizing or legislative initiatives. Revivals don’t occur when he people of God protest and demonstrate against the sins of unbelievers. Revivals aren’t the fruit of boycotts or debates about public policy. Revivals occur when the Word of God is proclaimed and people are called to repentance”.
(John MacArthur in Can God Bless America?, pp.30-31)
“One cannot read and meditate upon [the Psalter] without reaching a particular and clear idea of God-a God with a Creator’s mastery over the universe, with a Father’s tender pity towards His children, with a Judge’s interest in righteousness, with a Shepherd’s care for the erring; a God whose glory is above the heavens, who counts the stars and names them, whose kingdom rules over all, yet whose mercy is from everlasting to everlasting.”
(The Psalms in Christian Worship, J.A. Lamb, p160)
So far I’ve posted a collection of on-line resources for a range of Bible books from the Gospels of Matthew through Colossians. The idea was to give a broad range of resources, even some from angles that I don’t necessarily agree with. Further, it wasn’t necessarily a collection of the “best” resources, but rather I wanted to compile a good starting point for venturing deeper into the New Testament.
Well, here is a similar collection for I & II Thessalonians.
Introductions and Outlines and Themes:
Older Sermons, Commentaries, Studies
Modern Sermons, Commentaries, Studies
Pointers to Other Resources
Other Items Not Specific to Romans, But Helpful