Here are a couple resources I stumbled upon quite by accident.
http://www.biblewebapp.com – Designed well and the “Version 2” has some excellent features (e.g, morphology highlighting for word studies, etc.).
http://bestcommentaries.com – Draws from multiple sources for aggregate ranking of Bible commentaries. I imagine this would be useful for somebody embarking on Thesis research.
I have been listening to a collection of lectures from the 1990s on worship by James B. Jordan. Lots of excellent quips, here are a few:
“The Church creates civilization.”
“The Church is the nursery of culture.”
“The Church also is the pioneer of the Kingdom of God.”
“The Church controls the world through the liturgy of the Church.”
“So I point out that the Bible does contain a theory of reality. And this theory of reality is that of two levels of being, first, of God as infinite, eternal, and unchangeable and, second, of the universe that is derivative, finite, temporal and changeable. A position is best known by its most basic differentiation. The meanings of all words in the Christian theory of being depend upon the differentiation between the self-contained God and the created universe” (Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith (4th Edition by P&R Publishing, 2008), 237).
“Let us ride the eruption of Easter” (N. D. Wilson, Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl, 197).
“Christ’s sacrifice and death for sinners, and Christ’s kingdom and future glory, are the light we must bring to bear on any book of Scripture we read” (J. C. Ryle, Holiness, 312).
Take a break from Facebook, or whichever Internets-of-choice you prefer, and spend time enjoying images of art created by my friend Andrew. He recently completed his MFA examination.
A meaningful warning to those who have “zeal for orthodoxy and neglect for daily practical godliness,” myself included. Believe you me; there is nothing orthodox about neglect or, as they use to say, Acedia.
On Sunday our church has a family study before the Covenant Renewal and Worship Service. I recently taught a two week course for the family study on the relationship between Worship, Worldview, and Christian Character. I leaned heavily upon the thinking of J.C. Ryle’s Holiness, James K. A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom, Jeff Meyers’ The Lord’s Service, and N. T. Wright’s After You Believe. If you care to listen, you can find audio at http://trinity-evangelical.org/blog/.