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Derek Ouellette —  July 8, 2011

N.T. Wright on contemporary worship music.

“I think now it is easier to write worship songs which are basically like teenage love songs, and there’s lots of worship songs which are about me and Jesus falling in love. And that’s fine, but as I’ve often said to teenagers, the point of falling in love is it’s like striking a match, which is a very exciting thing to do, in order then to light a candle with it. A candle is not as initially exciting as a match, but actually it’s a very beautiful thing, and if you look after it it’ll last a whole lot longer. And so what I want to see is Christians trying to develop must styles that grow out of and have the energy of exciting contemporary music but always looking for something which will sustain, which will last.”

Kevin DeYoung on Make Every Effort.

“As gospel Christians, we are not afraid of striving, fighting, and working. These are good Bible words. The gospel that frees us from self-justification also frees us for obedience. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6 and Galatians 5 and 1 John and Revelation 21 and a dozen other passages make clear that when we have no obedience to show for our gospel profession, our conduct shows we have not understood the gospel.”

Kurt Willems explains why he does not celebrate independence day.

SOCIAL MEDIA, NOT A FAB (Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the web.

“Social Media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in how we communicate.”

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Derek Ouellette

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  • Peter Berntsson

    The social media video is blocked in my country ;(

  • Erin

    What an amazing video -“We not longer search for the news, the news find us”
    Thank you Derek