Tuesday, April 24, 2007

SPECIAL Revive Our Hearts™ Radio Recording Session for Singles

On Monday evening, May 7th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Nancy Leigh DeMoss will interview Carolyn McCulley on the topic of singleness. After the interview with Carolyn, there will be a time of "Q&A" in which to interact and ask any questions that you may have regarding the subject of singleness. This interview and discussion will be recorded for a future Revive our Hearts broadcast.
A special invitation is being extended for the single women of 2.22 to be a part of this special session with Carolyn McCulley. If you would like to attend, RSVP by calling 1-866-842-8381, ext. 3439.
Please avail yourself of Revive Our Hearts' online resources. Also, Caroly McCulley has her own website and blog.
(The recording will take place at FamilyLife, 5800 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR. Please plan to arrive between 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served. You may contact Aaron with any questions.)

2.22 Week Links...

Your weekly dose of links from around the web-world...

T4G - Together for the Gospel is gearing up for the 2008 conference. Here's the new promo video - including a fun game to play in Al Mohler's personal library! (HT: Challies)

VA Tech - Many of you heard a great sermon this past Lord's day from our pastor. Here's some other responses to the Virginia Tech shootings.

Grief - For further resources on dealing with any type of death, Ligonier's TableTalk has posted the April 2007 edition online for free. (HT: Taylor)

Blog - Vote for your favorite blog!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Praying for VA Tech

Pastor Jeff mentioned Tuesday night an indirect connection that we have with other believers in Blacksburg - namely, J.R. Foster, the leader of the Reformed University Fellowship on the VA Tech campus and good friend of Pastor Tim Senn. (Those of you who came through the BCLR Youth Group might remember when J.R. spoke at a Fall Retreat in '99 or '00.)

Tim Challies has some helpful information to inform your prayers that he received personally from some of the pastors & leaders at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg (J.R.'s church). Including this letter:

Statement from Pastor Chris Hutchinson, pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg, VA, Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, 10:00 AM: 1) Our first priority is to try to find out whether any of the dead or wounded attended GCPC or our campus ministry, RUF, so that we may minister to them or their families. All media requests take a secondary place to that task. As of Tuesday morning, we do not know of anyone who attended GCPC who was killed or wounded. However, several worked in Norris Hall, and need prayer for the trauma they have undergone.

Read the rest at Challies' blog.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

2.22 Week Links - Odd-Ee-Oh

This "2.22 Week Links" is in reponse to Amy Gerke's question/suggestion:

I know you've been putting links to articles on the blog. Do you keep up with audio, like sermons, too? I'm at the computer all day, so I can listen to sermons, but can't really be reading and browsing the internet. I was wondering, if you knew of some, could/would you possibly put those links on the blog too?
Great idea, Amy!

Well, with a lot of help from my friend Gary, I present you with the following list of audio resources. If you know of any that we've missed, leave a link in the comments section. Also, I'm posting this today so you can have some time over the weekend to check out the links. Therefore, there won't be a "2.22 Week Links" post next week. And, as always, use discernment with any of these links. BCLR or it's pastors does not necessarily endorse everything at the links below.

1. Reforming My Mind blog is a great starter for MP3 downloads.
2. Adrian Warnock has a great list as well in his sidebar. (Also if you click the del.icio.us link, that will take you to his del.icio.us page that has lots more--it is organized too!)
3. Steve McCoy has
the list for Tim Keller (also he just did a "podcast he enjoys" post)
4. Download
Mark Dever's sermons or listen to some riveting interviews with guys like Piper, Ware, etc... at IX marks.
5. All of
Mark Driscolls sermons are available to download for free.
6. You can listen to any of
Phil Johnson's sermon's from his Sunday School class at Grace Community Church.
7. Al Mohler offers his
daily radio show , he also puts his Sunday morning Powerline series up for download. If you go to the home page you will see all of the aforementioned as .xml feeds.
8. You can listen to C.J. and the guys over at
Covenant Life.
9. Here's a compliation of many of D.A. Carson's sermons.
10. Sermon Index is a one-stop source for the good, the bad, and the heretical - so use discretion here.
11. Dear to my heart and especially for the ladies, Revive Our Hearts offers archived auido of many
past radio programs . Search by Keyword, Topic or Date.
12. Then there's One Place, where you can get most anybody's sermons. Go here to get John MacArthur's.
13. Monergism, a puritanical & reformed motherload of resources, has an audio page with around 700 different options.
14. Don't forget, you can hear almost every sermon preached at BCLR going years back! Click here to search by Date, Title, Reference or Speaker.
15. And click here for a pretty exhaustive list of podcast links (if you don't know what a podcast is, maybe you should unplug your Walkman and take a stroll through Best Buy).

2.22 Coming Events for April

Friday, April 20th - 7:00pm
Fun at Gator Park!!

Saturday, April 28th - 6:30pm
Fellowship at Peter Witkowski's house (details TBA)

*Wanna host a 2.22 fellowship at your place? Contact Rob or Peter to schedule!

Monday, April 09, 2007

2.22 Week Links...

Your weekly dose of links from around the web-world...

Blog - Dr. Sam Storms has a new blog. If you don't know about Sam Storms, he screams for God-centeredness like Pastor Piper. (HT: JT)

Debate - Purpose Driven Rick Warren vs. Atheist Driven Sam Harris... who do you think won this debate?

Music - For those of you who love music - especially violinists - remember the 3 most important words in the real estate bidniz... location, location, location! (HT: Pyro)

See You In the Funny Papers - Johnny Hart, the creator of the comic "B.C." died last week. Here's one of his last Easter comics. (HT: Challies)

Sports - How'd you like to play a game of pick up with these guys? (HT: Challies)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2.22 Week Links...

...but not WEAK links.

Because of RJ's crass but true comment Tuesday night about the blog needing updating, I'm going to attempt (I really am) to begin a new weekly feature, where I'll pass along helpful links from other blogs that I read during the week.
These will vary in topic - as you see below - to hopefully edify or humor you (or maybe both). If you find a good blog read during the week, send me a link and I may feature it on "2.22 Week Links".

So here you go...

~Justin Taylor has finished posting a 15 part Q & A with David Powlison on "The Lust of the Flesh". All 15 are here - but you'll have to start from the bottom and work your way up.

~Did you know that Desiring God has a new

~In light of all the talk about/against the Emergent Church, perhaps you're asking, "What should the church do in order to reach people in a postmodern culture?". Well, Phil Johnson is
glad you asked.

~Finally... having trouble reading the Puritans? Maybe
this will help.