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Christian Focus Across the Web - April 1, 2011

Gavin MacKenzie

Christian Focus Across the Web highlights important news and blog posts related to our books. This week’s highlights are below:

Dale Ralph Davis on Preaching Christ in the OT - This past Wednesday, Collin Hansen posted an article on The Gospel Coalition Blog focusing on a bit of Q&A with Christian Focus author Dale Ralph Davis.  In the article, Dr. Davis responds to the following questions:

  • What is the greatest challenge for preachers and teachers when it comes to preaching the gospel from Old Testament narratives?
  • Is there a process you suggest for pastors when they sit down with an Old Testament narrative and begin to search for how they will teach Jesus and the gospel from it? If so, what is it?
  • Do you have a favorite narrative or book of the OT that helps you see God more clearly and seems to resonate with Christians when you preach it?
  • Can you point to helpful commentaries and other resources for preaching Christ from the OT?

The article is available in its entirety on The Gospel Coalition Blog:  LINK.  Readers interested in the work of Dale Ralph Davis may want to consider some of the books featured below:

Review of Appointed to Preach by David W. Hegg - Bob Hayton offers a written review of David W. Hegg's Appointed to Preach:  Assessing a Call to the Ministry on his Fundamentally Reformed Blog.  Here's a bit of Bob had to say:

At a mere 154 pages, the book can be read in one sitting. Yet Hegg’s practical wisdom and insightful comments deserve more extended reflection. Useful as a handbook for all involved in the ordination process, it also offers a wake-up call to the church at large. How we view the pastoral task matters both for how we practice ordination and how well our churches are pastored. We need faithful men behind our sacred desks. May many men and churches be blessed through the counsel David W. Hegg shares in this book. I recommend this book highly.

You can ready the review in its entirety here: LINK.

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