Google Reader Round-up | December 15, 2012

Several months ago I started the idea of putting together a list of links that I found interesting through out each week. I am going to take it up again.

In this weeks Round-up:

In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, here are some responses from pastors, theologians and other public Christians that I have come across.

I do not endorse all of the views of these authors. I submit them as helpful responses to the tragic and dastardly acts committed yesterday.

From John Piper
Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church

From Justin Holcomb
Executive Director, The Resurgence

From Al Mohler
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

From Jen Wilkin
Contributor, The Gospel Coalition

From Ben Godson
Blogger, Covered in the Master’s Dust

From “The Jungle Missionary”
Blogger, Defending/

From Victor Scott
Blogger, The Reformed Wesleyan

UPDATED: December 15, 2012, 1:06 pm

From Russell Moore
Dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Video Spotlight | “Laying Cinder Blocks like a Pro”

A couple of months ago I came across this video. It is what it says. It’s four minutes of a man you can not see laying blocks in a smooth and steady rhythm. I have watched it several times because there is a beauty in it I can’t describe. There is just something about watching an individual who has honed and perfected a trade or craft.

This is what I have asked myself as I have watched this video, “Am I as good at anything as this block layer is at laying block?”

I would have to say no. But, I would like to be. Striving for perfection may never yield the desired result. In the journey what we find is the refinement of skill and satisfaction. We all have to ask ourselves why we do what we do. Is to “get ahead” or make more money? Or, could the simple act becoming “good” at something bring its own spiritual reward? I’m not sure, but I would like to find out. Enjoy!

You can follow the link to the video. Laying cinder blocks like a pro..