Welcome to the first week of Theological Aggregation. May the grace and mercy of Almighty God and of Jesus Christ be with you this week.
What is an aggregation? An aggregation on the internet specifically is the collection of related items of content so that they can be displayed or linked to. In other words, we will compile any content that we found interesting or impactful and compile into this weekly post.
Every week, Theological Aggregation will bring content from around the internet for your consideration. The content will include, but not be limited to, impactful blog posts, new books, intriguing videos, sermon links, podcasts, music, and news.
Since this is the first Theological Aggregation ever, I thought it would be interesting to highlight some of our favorite and go-to resources.
The very first Christian blogger I was ever exposed to was Tim Challies and Theological Aggregation was inspired by his daily “A La Carte” articles. His article, “How to Get Started With Blogging in 2020” was what helped drive me to start Theological Digressions. Well over a year after publishing that article, Theological Digressions stands on at least one foot thanks to his indirect guidance and encouragement so he deserves a special thank you from us. Thank you brother!
Check out his blog for a oodles of high-quality, God-honoring content.
How does a Christian approach the many tough and nuanced news stories and issues of our day? Albert Mohler’s “The Briefing” provides daily interaction with the news stories of the day from a Christian perspective.
To quote the website, “Most people in the world have no experience of deep and abiding joy. Even though it is something we all desperately long for, the assurance that true happiness can be known — fully and forever — is a hope that billions of people live every day without. This is a tragedy. Desiring God is on a mission to change that.”
“For more than fifty years, Ligonier has served the church by producing trustworthy discipleship resources that are rooted in the historic Christian faith. This faithful, biblical teaching reaches more than 25 million people each year in regions and languages around the world. Our aim is to help Christians everywhere know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it.”
The Shepherd’s Conference is one of my favorite times of the year. If you’re unaware of what Shepherd’s is, it is a pastor’s/elder’s/church leadership conference where thousands of men come together for a few days of sermons, fellowship, conviction, vulnerability, encouragement, and worship. One particular sermon that stands out above every other sermon I’ve heard is Paul Washer’s “Counted Worthy” sermon. The Lord was using brother Washer in a mighty way in this sermon and is well worth several listens. I can’t speak for Danny but I’ve listened to it at least ten times now.
“Understanding the Bible properly requires that we clear our minds of all ideas, opinions, and systems of our own day and attempt to put ourselves in the times and surroundings of the Apostles and Prophets who wrote.”
–R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture, p.102.