Weekly Roundup: January 11 2019 (masculinity as a mental illness; exodus 16 & the sabbath; day of blood and two goats; racism and the church; spiritual gifts)
This is the first weekly roundup for 2019 and we're moving right along. Much is staying the same for our Friday roundups. My hope is to direct you toward content I've found useful and summarize what we've covered on the site this week. Enjoy.
At Broad Oak Piety this Week:
Thoughts About Shaun's Sermon on Membership
Exodus 16 and the Sabbath by Richard Barcellos
The command for God's people to observe the Sabbath predates the 10 Commandments and the wilderness generation. Dr. Barcellos spends some time explaining the continuity of the Sabbath Law by grounding it in creation.
American Psychological Association Links Masculinity Ideology to Homophobia and Misogyny
This is why Biblical Counseling is so important in our culture. Masculinity is being treated as a mental disorder by the APA and is being linked to the sexism, homophobia, and violence that much of our culture experiences. As Christians we know the root cause of sexism, homophobia, and violence- sin. And Christ dealt with it at the cross. Furthermore, this is just another way the APA is undermining gender. The ultimate target is to create an entire philosophy of counseling and force counselors all over the US to ignore gender difference. "God created them male and female" is quickly becoming a primitive way to look at gender. It is becoming a primitive way to look at people created in God's image. Christians, beware of modern secular psychology. Send the people you love to trained Biblical Counselors. Better yet, equip yourself and start counseling.
The Day of Blood and Two Goats: Leviticus 16 by J. Ryan Davidson
Ryan Davidson is such a good friend and dear brother to me, but I wanted to show you this sermon by him because he is one of my favorite preachers and this sermon on Leviticus 16 is a such an encouragement to hear.
Race and the Church by CrossPolitic
This is a very interesting conversation on race and the local church from the guys over at CrossPolitic. They filmed this at the Founder's Conference and included Voddie Baucham, Tom Ascol, and Josh Buice on the panel.
Spiritual Gifts and Why They Matter by Tom Schriener (Review by Tim Challies)
Excellent short and gracious book defending the cessationist position (which is the position I hold) regarding the revelatory gifts. I'd encourage you to read this review, then grab a copy of the book.