The Direction of Broad Oak Piety for 2019
I am thankful to God for a new year and new opportunities to read, meditate, and write on this blog. Beginning next week I will start blogging daily again. Again, thank you to those of you who are tuned in. I am coming up on my 100th article. We have covered a lot of ground since last summer and I pray it has benefited you.
I wanted to send you a brief update about my plans for Broad Oak Piety this year, if the Lord allows. This is by no means a comprehensive look at my plans, but it will give you the general direction we're moving in as I think through my schedule and what I think needs emphasizing in 2019. Here is what you can expect this year, Lord willing:
Continuation of Meditation Mondays: When I finish Lamentations 3 (which will be soon), my hope is to begin working through the book of Revelation devotionally. We will accomplish this devotional approach by meditating our way through the whole book at a pace that is uncertain to me. Also along the way, I will introduce you to a few pastors and sermons to listen to on the book of Revelation as we work through it. I pray this excites you and demystifies the book for you.
Finish working through Johnathan Edwards and his Resolutions on Tuesdays: I hope this has been a good taste of church history for you so far. I hope these particular articles have demonstrated the value of church history. My prayer has been that you will continue to see the fruit of a man who meditated much on God's Word. We still have plenty of resolutions to go, so it may be a while.
Chapter Plodding Wednesdays: I have dedicated Wednesdays to working on brief chapter by chapter musings/notes on books I think you should read. I don't necessarily agree with everything in these particular books (and I'll let you know when), but I think these particular books are notable and worth the time investment. Each Wednesday I plan to summarize key insights on books I'm reading or have read in an effort to entice you to read broadly and deeply. Here are some (this may change) books I plan to blog through this year with you:
Finish The Reluctant Evangelist by Richard Coekin (almost done)
Regulative Principle and the Biblical Practice of Accommodation by Ernest Reisinger and D. Matthew Allen
Getting the Garden Right by Richard Barcellos
The Happy Christian by David Murray
Pursuing Peace by Robert D. Jones
MacArthur's Millennial Manifesto by Sam Waldron
Publish monthly (or bi-monthly) articles highlighting false teachers in the "evangelical" movement: My aim is to be careful, clear, and direct in these monthly articles. I will write as a pastor of a local church looking to protect those God's entrusted to me from wolves in sheep's clothing. There are many wolves among us dear believers. I am going to dedicate some time in unveiling who they are and why they are false teachers. This series will not be a critique of brothers/sisters in Christ whom I disagree with. This series will be a clear condemnation of those who aim to profit off of and lead the church astray. The people I highlight I do not consider brothers or sisters in Christ. The folks I highlight I believe are preaching a different and foreign gospel to that of the Scripture. The Apostle Paul says that if anyone (including so-called angels) preach a gospel different to that of Jesus' gospel, let them be accursed (Galatians 1:8).
Publish some articles related to biblical counseling: I spend much time counseling, studying counseling, and teaching counseling. My plan this year is to make some of my teachings and studies available on this blog in short article formats.
Interface some of the pulpit ministry of my local church with this blog: There are weekly things I do to prepare for Lord's Day sermons each week and occasionally I will publish articles related to how I prepare to preach sermons and how I prepare to listen to sermons at my local church each week.
Update and expand the ‘bookstore’ on the site: I haven't updated the bookstore since I launched this summer. I plan to add some new books there. As it says on the page, you can theologically trust every book in that bookstore. I pray that is a useful tool for you.
That is a taste of what I plan to do this year at Broad Oak Piety. I pray the Lord uses it to encourage you. Happy reading!