The Digital Round-Up #14

zkorsnzHello there! Here’s “The Digital Round-Up” to give you some of my favorite freebies, articles and everything in between. What do you think of it? Eclectic? Weird? Interesting? I just want to know. So please, please, please do me a favor and post your comments about this post at the comment section. Thank you and God bless!

Free First time church visitor training – All the things you need to equip you and your volunteers in handling first time visitors. Files and videos are free just register to Ministry Grid (which is also free).

Consider the Other Side’s Best Arguments – Ken Samples points out that we should check the strongest arguments of the opposing view.

Preaching the Gospel with the TULIP’s tricky “L” in Mind – A one great answer from Tim Challies on preaching the gospel with “Limited Atonement” in mind.

Book Review: Graciousness by John Crotts – In case you missed it, here’s my book review of John Crotts latest book titled “Graciousness”.

Internet Underground Magazine – I have lots of memories of this now defunct magazine. This was back in the mid-90’s were the internet is in its infancy. I love to collect these because of its radical covers, bold articles and a whole lot of weird links (which I always check out). This magazine (and with Yahoo! Internet Life) really made my online life amazing. Check out the link to view the magazine’s archive.

Fallacious History – with all the fake news and possible historical revisionism, we need to straighten our history which will affect our Christian thinking. Carl R. Trueman writes how we can get out of this mess.

Jeff Durbin “The Myth of Neutrality”

 

 

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The Digital Round-Up #13

zkorsnzHello there! Here’s “The Digital Round-Up” to give you some of my favorite freebies, articles and everything in between. What do you think of it? Eclectic? Weird? Interesting? I want just want to know. So please, please, please do me a favor and post your comments about this post at the comment section. Thank you and God bless!

Free Audio Books and Why You Should Try Them – This article is awesome. It gives you reasons why you should love audio books and gives out a dozen links to websites that carries free audio books.

Free “Absolute Surrender” by Andrew Murray – Read this book years ago and I was stoked. I hope to re-read this classic again if time permits.

Why Christians should strive for academic excellence – Ptr. Noel Espinosa writes that Christians should not hesitate to academic excellence and explains why.

Mayor Sara Duterte gets a Duterte gospel tract –  Read how a Duterte gospel tract by NeedGod Ph gets into the hands of the Presidential daughter. And for those who are wondering how to get those neat 1M Pesos gospel tract please contact NeedGod Ph over Facebook. The gospel tracts are 150 pesos per pack of 100.

How to Write Better Blog Posts with a Simple Template –  Michael Hyatt teaches us how to write a blog post with these easy to follow templates.

Inside Amazon’s Surveillance Powered, No Check-out Convenience Store–   We have seen the promotional video of this unique store by Amazon. Now someone tried out how this cashierless store works.

R. C. Sproul’s Final Sermon

 

The Digital Round-Up # 12

zkorsnzHappy New Year to all! May 2018 bring you a more abundant grace from God. Lets focus on Christ as He leads us to this promising year. Here’s a collection of stuff that’s specially curated just for you. And Oh please come back often.

Free audiobook download– Download “‘12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You” by Tony Reike. You have to create an account to download it (but its all worth it to have one since you can have freebies monthly).

5 Principles for University Evangelism – part of an amazing series about University Evangelism that Tim Keller contributed to TGC.

Top 20 Filipino Children’s Books of 2017 – I love reading children’s books and I do have some unread stuff. So if you want to try reading this genre, here’s a list you will need to see.

 10 Things You Should Know About God’s Attributes – I love how Mark Jones list and explains God’s attributes. You might find something fresh and the usual but still a good read.

Pastor Discussion Podcast – You have been following my social media account and I know you know about this podcast. So please dont forget January 16 ok guys.

Powerful Coming Out Story – Love Is Love  – Saw this already on Facebook but recently Jeff Durbin posted that it got the attention of Huffington Post and Teen Vogue.

Book Review: Graciousness by John Crotts

crotts_john-_graciousness_cover__52015-1515524014-315-315Truth be told, Christians has a bad reputation when speaking in truth. We have a tendency to run over everyone whether believers or unbelievers, that crosses our firmly held beliefs. The results are so ugly to look at.

John Crotts latest book takes you upfront that speaking for the truth requires more than zeal but love. “Graciousness” unravels the importance of doing so that is pleasing to everyone and to God. It’s a short book but lots of important aspects of being gracious are discussed. In a 100+ pages of “Graciousness”, the author balances the book for having the first half as setting up the case and the second as cultivating grace in the life of a Christian. For readers it important to have that balance because we want the takeaway part (and that’s why in the first place you pick up this book.)

I have been following Jeff Durbin’s video and I’m really floored on how he is gracious in talking to with unbelievers. Most of us may have spoke to JW or a Mormon and it might be more of an episode WWE than having a friendly conversation. For us being friendly or gracious is a sign of compromise. “Graciousness” begs to differ as it draws examples on how Jesus and the Apostle Paul’s encounters with people and encourage us to do the same.

“Graciousness” is an essential read for people who have been engaging in theological debate to friends who have conflicting views of the Scripture over a cup of coffee. It should be in every apologetics reading list and be read after a long apologetics book.  You’ll find refuge here. It’s a much needed stop over before we engage in a theological conversation. An over flowing graciousness is what every believer as you tell the truth that is edifying to everyone and glorifying to God.

My verdict:

5 out of 5

Check my book review of this book on Amazon: https://goo.gl/6Azejk

Check my book review of this book on Goodreads: https://goo.gl/LZWgm9

Book Review: Ba’t Di Ako Rich? by William B. Girao

io5yxynMy wife bought this book yesterday and I feel hesitant to check it out. With the title “Ba’t Di Ako Rich?” (Why Am I Not Rich?) I thought Pastor Girao succumbed to the prosperity gospel. That’s why I ignore it in National Bookstore and PCBS. However reading the sub title “and other questions about everyday faith” it dawned to me that this is a Q and A sort of a book.

It was previously published with a different title (the former title wasn’t that catchy) and instead of 37 questions they narrowed it to 20 (which I think represents Pinoy Christian most asked questions). The book aims to answer questions that are very important to the Christian walk. These questions will assist Christians to live out their faith without hindrance. Written in Taglish, this book is surely easily understood by ordinary Pinoys.

Checking out the list of questions we find the usual (but nevertheless important like homosexuality, lust, horoscopes etc.,) topic discussed. Stand out topics for me are Filipino time and God’s will.  These 20 questions represent as 20 chapters and in every chapters/questions there are sub questions to further analyze the topic.

What I like with this book is the topic of giving time for God in the form of quite time, prayer and attending church extended to 5 chapters (16-20). For me this is crucial for the Christian walk and will further help the inquiring Christian.

If you want a book that will answer those questions leaves you wondering how to please God, get this book. “Ba’t Di Ako Rich?” is a helpful book and will encourage you walk by faith everyday.

My verdict:

4.5 out of 5

The Digital Round-Up (Freebie Edition #1)

zkorsnzHi guys! Today we will have an all out freebie edition of “The Digital Round-Up”. Delighting Grace will serve you the best freebies that can be useful in your Christian and digital life. We have free ebooks, ebooklets, mp3 sermons, lectures, audiobook, music and videos. And in case you want more please do subscribe to my blog so you wont miss anything. So here’s your awesome freebies! Enjoy Jesus!

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The Confessions of St. Augustine – every Christian should check this classic work of this great church father (Including me if I can squeeze it in my reading list).

God Has A Wonderful Plan for Your Life (Ray Comfort) – If you read his Way of the Master and wants to jump start a 10 Commandment evangelism, you should check this free book.

Free booklets from The Gospel Coalition – 14 booklets collected as book, this resource is about their vision for the ministry.

Free booklets from SBTS Press – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the home of Albert Mohler and they produce these ebooklets tackling the ministry and culture.

Free Mp3 courses from Westminister Theological Seminary – Featuring lecturers like Carl Trueman, Greg Beale, Scott Oliphint and others, its enough for you salivate and download this resource.

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Free Audio/ Video of 3 R. C. Sproul Children’s Books – Kevin Halloran rounded up these lesser known but excellent works of the late R. C. Sproul. You and your kids will love these stuff.

Audio/ Library – No Copyright Music – I discovered this Youtube Channel recently and I love their free music. You can use them for personal and commercial purposes.

 

The Digital Round-Up #9

zkorsnzHappy New Year to all! May 2018 bring you a more abundant grace from God. Lets focus on Christ as He leads us to this promising year. Here’s a collection of stuff that’s specially curated just for you. And Oh please come back often.

Free ebook: Explaining Biblical Inerrancy – In honor of the late R. C. Sproul, DefendingInerrancy.com presents this ebook about biblical inerrancy.

8 Planners/Journals you can use in 2018 –  its planner time of the year and I hope these list will provide you the planner or journal that’s suits best for you.

10 Most Popular Articles from 2017 – Crossway’s most viral articles of 2017. In case you missed it this link will provide you to read the good stuff.

Bible Reading Plans – check out this big list of Bible reading plans from The Gospel Coalition that you can do this 2018 (although the date of the article is 2010)

When Good Men Don’t Write Stories – From the PDI’s popular column “YoungBlood”, lessons on why its important to have a written story.

R. C. Sproul’s Memorial Service