Through this ongoing series, we want to share theological resources that have helped us grow in knowledge and understanding of the Lord, and appreciation for our shared Christian faith through the wider body of Christ. Whether blog posts, music, books, podcasts, visual art, etc., we hope that you can discover new sources of edification and encouragement.
"Throughout my seminary studies thus far, I have taken a few online classes, including Jonathan Edwards and Psalms. At the time, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School utilized material for these courses through what's now called Christian University GlobalNet. This quality content is accessible with opportunities for accredited or non-accredited options. In my experience, seminary studies have been irreplaceable for theological context and biblical knowledge; and this economical resource is available to us from home! (It's also worth noting that a similar site, Biblical Training, offers classes free of cost, though I don't have personal experience with them.)" - Lianna
"William Carey's nephew, Eustace Carey, compiled William Carey's letters and wrote this memoir after the time of his death. William Carey is the so-called father of the modern missionary movement, and his commitment in Bengal, India—where he stayed for approximately 40 years—was to teaching and preaching the gospel as his mission; this became especially apparent to me as I directly read his words. How often do you think of world missions or the gospel missionaries your church supports? This memoir and William Carey's "An Enquiry into the Obligation of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of Heathens" helped to make me more interested in the state of the gospel message around the world." - Lianna
"Jesus came for the sick (Luke 5:31), and that means He came for those who knew they had spiritual need, who became convinced they were lost sinners. It's not necessarily an easy message to speak to other people, that is until we trust that it is God who creates seekers' hearts and this is the message He makes them yearn to hear. We often talk of grace and truth; this quote speaks just that." - Lianna
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