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The Trinity: Pastoral Implications Podcast

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This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Liam Goligher. Dr. Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Goligher has served as Senior Minister in Ireland, Canada, London, England, and his native, Scotland.

Dr. Goligher has contributed to more than ten books and authored four: A Window on Tomorrow (Christian Focus, 1994), The Fellowship of the King (Carlisle, 2003), The Jesus Gospel (Milton Keynes, 2006), and Joseph--The Hidden Hand of God (Fearn, 2008). His Sunday sermons are webcast on the internet and on the radio program No Falling Word. Continue reading...
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http://www.placefortruth.org/blog/trinity-pastoral-implications-podcast
Place for Truth editor Jonathan Master reminds us that Mark Johnston, also of Place for Truth, will be the keynote speaker at the Church Leader's Conference. This is a one-day conference offering a message of "Maintaining our Sanity in Ministry."

It's scheduled for March 19th and more information can be found at http://cairn.edu/events/churchleaders/

Keep following the Alliance, Jonathan, and Mark at Place for Truth.
Aimee Byrd, Todd Pruitt, and Carl Trueman, hosts of the Alliance's Mortification of Spin podcast, recently sat down with PlaceForTruth.org's Jonathan Master, Dean of Cairn University's School of Divinity, to talk about the podcast. The conversation covered a wide range of topics as the hosts took some time to reflect on their experience with the podcast so far, some of the impetus behind its creation, how it fits in with their broader ministries, and a few of their favorite episodes. 

Our thanks to Cairn University for hosting Mortification of Spin and producing this video.

Video text link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/59WSMFwcaD0

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The Alliance was pleased to partner once again with the Princeton regional Conference on Reformed Theology. Ian Hamilton and Alistair Begg brought the doctrine of Providence to us in a clear and compelling way. You can download or order copies of the audio recordings from Reformed Resources.

Cairn University, our Philadelphia region university partner, hosted Alistair and has produced this video. It is hosted by Jonathan Master, executive editor of Place for Truth.

The doctrine of providence, far from being an abstract and distant truth, is both a great mystery and a deep comfort. It is unfathomable how God can govern all His creatures to accomplish His ends and yet it provides immense assurance for the Christian to know that events are in God's hands. God is not distant and uninvolved, nor can He be confused with His creation. His relationship to the world is clearly shown in the Bible's teaching on providence. The doctrine of providence helps us understand God's sovereignty and power and, in response to this mystery and comfort, to respond in trust and praise.

The 6 messages of Providence include:

"God's Providence Defined" by Alistair Begg
"God's Providence in the Lives of His servants" by Ian Hamilton
"God's Providence in the Death of Jesus Christ" by Alistair Begg
"God's Providence and Our Worship" by Ian Hamilton
"Providence: Personal Reflections" by Alistair Begg
"Making Sense of the Mysteries of Providence: The Practice of Living Faithfully" by Ian Hamilton

Order today.

Text Links -
PrCRT 2014 Audio - http://reformedresources.org/prcrt-2014/
Cairn Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8wJckBAgq0&feature=youtu.be
Our own Aimee Byrd, of Mortification of Spin, was interviewed on prayer by David Livernois at Credo Magazine. Credo deserves to be regularly visited (ignoring the early piece here with Sam Storms suggesting one ought pray in tongues). But hearing Aimee speak openly and honestly about the challenges of the Christian prayer life is worth the read, and then worth sharing!

And speaking of Mortification of Spin, the gang raged on the campus of Cairn University today! We thank Cairn's president, Todd Williams, and his entire team there for their hospitality. And the live recording with Place for Truth's Jonathan Master, with students joining in the fun was great! Let us know should your school wish to host a live event.


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http://info.alliancenet.org/mos
http://www.credomag.com/project/current-issue-new/
Jesus was a man of prayer.  Regardless of how mysterious this is in light of our understanding of God's Triune nature, it is nonetheless undeniable that Jesus spent much time praying to the Father.  We see this throughout His earthly ministry - from beginning to end.  Howard Marshall provides a helpful introduction to this theme when he writes, "...Jesus did everything that was normal for a Jew  and more..."  In other words, the gospel writers take for granted that Jesus prayed several times a day, as was the Jewish custom.  That normal two- or three- times a day habit of prayer is a given.  Therefore, to quote Marshall again, "When prayer is mentioned by the Synoptic evangelists, it must be for special reasons, and we are entitled to ask in each case why."  What is highlighted in the gospels are the additional times, the moments and seasons that go beyond the normal religious observance which can no doubt be assumed.  In other words, Jesus was surely praying multiple times a day just as a matter of course.  But his life of prayer did not stop there. Continue at Place for Truth.

http://info.alliancenet.org/placefortruth/jesus-life-of-prayer
There are many model prayers in the Bible.  The most famous is The Lord's Prayer, recorded for us in Matthew and Luke; but there are others besides.  Recently, Mark Johnston has turned our attention to the prayer of Daniel, or, more specifically, to the prayer life of Daniel.  Both Daniel's specific prayer in Daniel 9, as well as his ongoing practice of prayer, are worthy of imitation, and it is right that we should reflect on them.

But there is an even more basic step than looking for models of prayer (though no disciple of Jesus Christ can ignore these), we must also actually pray.  Or, to put it in the language of Hebrews, we must "draw near to the throne of grace."  This is nothing less than a command.

Continue at Place for Truth

http://info.alliancenet.org/placefortruth/let-us-draw-near
The Church seems to be full of controversy.  Much of this is quite necessary, and not unexpected.  After all, as the New Testament continually reminds us, false teachers will continually arise and false teaching always needs to be addressed.  On the other hand, it must be admitted that some controversy is merely self-serving - an exercise in building a personal brand.

Jude, as we've seen, is no stranger to controversy.  In fact, he spends most of his little page-long letter describing what I have called the church-wreckers, those men who snuck (and sneak - they're still doing it today) into the congregation, using the grace of God as a kind of cover for selfishness and unbelief. 

But that is not all Jude describes.  He goes much further, showing not just how the false teachers speak and behave, but how, in response and as a defense, we are to contend for the faith.  It is worth reminding ourselves that this contending for the faith involves action, and it presupposes doctrinal content - that's what the definite article in front of "faith" tells us. There is a body of doctrine that we're to defend, and Jude tells us how to do it.

Continue reading at PlaceforTruth.org

Text Link - http://www.placefortruth.org/placefortruth/god-and-controversy