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Whiter Than Snow, a Preview with Paul Tripp

What do you do when you’ve really blown it? How can a broken sinner stand before God without fear? Is there such a thing as a new beginning? Whiter Than Snow answers these questions through fifty-two meditations on Psalm 51. Designed for busy believers, these reflections are brief, engaging, and practical. Check out this video clip with Paul Tripp about his new book.

August 29, 2008 | Posted in: Author,Interviews | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:40 am | 0 Comments »

WordPress Sermons Plugin

The Ephesians 4:14 blog has released a WordPress Sermons Plugin. It lets you upload and search for sermons from your church by preacher, service, tag, series, and more. You can embed video or audio of the sermon right in your post, and the plugin uses the ESV API to display the relevant passage while someone is listening to the sermon.

The sermon shows the title, Bible reference, author, date, series, service, previous and next sermons, and the text of the passage in the ESV. It also has a Flash mp3 player or embedded video player to let you hear or watch the sermon.

This plugin is a great idea and a great use of technology. If you use WordPress as the backend for your church’s website, you should definitely check it out. If we’d change anything, we’d probably make entering the sermon’s Bible passages less structured: provide a text box and let people enter the passage references freeform. Then use queryInfo to extract the relevant passages.

Via Blogging Ministry.

| Posted in: Digital,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:36 am | (2) Comments »

Devotional Explores “What the Spirit Says to the Churches”

The seven letters of Revelation 2-3 are utterly and unequivocally Christ-centered in their content. Their message is clear: Jesus is to be the center of all church life. When it comes to his church, Jesus cares comparatively little about numbers, cultural relevance, social influence, or financial prosperity. The only thing that ultimately matters is the degree to which a church and the lives of its members are shaped according to the likeness of Jesus.

Pastor and author Sam Storms explores these seven letters in a new devotional book, To the One Who Conquers: 50 Daily Meditations on the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3. These reflections lead readers to ask several questions: Is my church centered on Jesus? Am I? Is Jesus prized above all earthly treasures? To the One Who Conquers will help believers fashion their lives and ministries according to what pleases him, inspiring a lifetime of faithfulness. It makes an excellent companion volume to Storms’s The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

August 28, 2008 | Posted in: Books | Author: Crossway Staff @ 12:40 pm | 0 Comments »

500th Daily Verse Tweet on Twitter

Yesterday was our 500th tweet on Twitter. That means you’ve been getting a verse every day (to be precise, you’ve been getting the first 140 characters of a verse on days when our power company feels we’re deserving of electricity and our ISP graces us with Internet access) since March 2007. Currently, 569 of you follow the daily verse. Thanks!

Relatedly, Isaiah at Word and Verse recently wrote Twittering Faith, which looks at ways a few ministries (Ligonier, Desiring God, and Mark Driscoll) are twittering.

August 27, 2008 | Posted in: Digital,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:27 am | Comments Off »

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August 26, 2008 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 7:39 am | (2) Comments »