In Case You Missed It

1) At the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, Andrew Spencer writes about how seminary president Danny Akin spoke with facilities worker Mr. Eugene about calling, work, and service to God.

2) Tony Merida discusses the idea and importance of Christ-centered preaching at the SEND Network blog.

3) From Think Theology, Matthew Hosier describes the next great moral shift in Western society––the transgender shift––and how the church can prepare to minister to those impacted by it.

4) At Desiring God, Christian George, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, tells the story of how Charles Spurgeon almost quit the ministry.

5) To mark its 150th anniversary, Justin Taylor posted a very interesting visual FAQ of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

In Case You Missed It

1) Eric Geiger reflects on Easter Sunday and the good news that Jesus is still alive.

2) The increasing cultural acceptance of same-sex marriage likely will have some legal impact on the church. So, at TGC, Christiana Holcomb lists five actions that churches should take in a changing legal culture.

3) From First Things, Timothy George meditates on the raising of Lazarus and The Fierce Christ of Easter Faith.

4) Matthew’s Gospel records not only Jesus’ resurrection but the resurrection of many others. At Desiring God, Jonathan Dodson considers those other resurrections.

5) Finally, check out this very interesting Pew Research prediction of how the number of Muslims and Christians will change by 2050, posted by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra at CT.

Social Media: The Big Three

Greg Mathias, Associate Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies, and Sam Morris, E-marketing specialist, continue their series on the role of digital media in the life and ministry of the church. Here’s an excerpt:

As we continue our discussion on social media in the digimodern age we need to focus our mind’s eye down to a few specific social media. These three are the big three, the ones people are statistically most likely to be engaged with. And it’s within this framework of the big three that most of the discussion Sam and I are having can be more easily understood.

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These are the media wherein a major portion of the world interact socially online, and where Southeastern has a media presence.

Read the full post here.