A Links Post: Getting Started

Resource Links

Before I jump into the fire here, I am posting a list of informational links that I previously posted on the “Beyond the Castle Wall” section of the sidebar.

These links provide a springboard for the posts that will follow. Some may be new to you, and others may be familiar standbys of your own. In any case, here they are:

  1. Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics (CRTA)
    The Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics (CRTA) is dedicated to providing biblically sound online resources for the edification of God’s people. (reformed.org)
  2. Theopedia
    A growing online evangelical encyclopedia of biblical Christianity, a network of interconnected pages, constantly being refined and updated. An encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity.
  3. Monergism
    Curated link directory that captures and categorizes the best free theological content on the internet, promoting only content that is consistent with historically reformed theology.
  4. Apologia Studios
    Christian media that pulls no punches. Culturally engaging entertainment, sound theology and apologetics—suitable for the entire family. Partnering with us allows Apologia Studios to set a new standard for Christian media. We believe that Christians should be distributing Biblically-centered content that brings glory to God and outshines anything that the world can offer.
  5. Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (CARM)
    CARM is a 501(c)3, non-profit, Christian ministry dedicated to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promotion and defense of the Christian Gospel, doctrine, and theology. To do this, CARM analyzes religious and non-religious movements and compares them to the Bible. We examine abortion, atheism, evolution, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, relativism, Roman Catholicism, Wicca, universalism, (and more), along with Christian preachers and teachers. In all our analyses we use the Bible as the final standard of truth in order to defend and promote Christianity.
  6. The State of Theology — Ligonier Ministries
    What do Americans think about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier Ministries’ State of Theology survey helps uncover the answers. Every two years, we take the theological temperature of the United States to help Christians better understand today’s culture and equip the church with better insights for discipleship. Read some of our key findings from 2018 below and explore the data for yourself.
  7. SermonAudio
    The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.
  8. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
  9. Internet Sacred Text Archive
    The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.
  10. GotQuestions.org
    A ministry of dedicated and trained servants who have a desire to assist others in their understanding of God, Scripture, salvation, and other spiritual topics. We are Christian, Protestant, evangelical, theologically conservative, and non-denominational. We view ourselves as a para-church ministry, coming alongside the church to help people find answers to their spiritually related questions. We will do our best to prayerfully and thoroughly research your question and answer it in a biblically based manner. It is not our purpose to make you agree with us, but rather to point you to what the Bible says concerning your question. You can be assured that your question will be answered by a trained and dedicated Christian who loves the Lord and desires to assist you in your walk with Him. Our writing staff includes pastors, youth pastors, missionaries, biblical counselors, Bible/Christian college students, seminary students, and lay students of God’s Word.

It seems that I have more resources than I have time to write content for the time being. That being the case, I wanted to share a few of these links that may help set the tone for the rest of the content that is to follow.

You may notice these are links to websites and information resources and media that would be expected from a blog centered around the study of God, or “Theology.”

I do not mean to limit the topics that will be addressed here. You will find my over-arching position on all matters is that our theology tends to inform our sense of being, our knowledge and our actions. That theology has broader implications and applications than simply making statements regarding the content of what we believe about God and our relationship to Him, as His creatures.

Indeed, every topic of discussion is informed by how we view and understand our relationship to God.

It’s unavoidable. Whether you claim to be an atheist or a Christian or an agnostic, or even antitheist. It makes no difference. All of our work—from carpentry to carburetors, books to blogs, gardening to farming, families to society, politics to highrises, or gravel roads to asphalt…

—You understand. Everything we know, think, feel, say and do is predicated on God and Scripture.

And so it is that theology informs my work here, whether, through news related posts, personal spotlights, informational cheat-sheet posts, instructive posts, shared media, or entertainment posts, at core, will be informed by theology.

Not the flying spaghetti monsters, gods of the gaps, zarathustrianisms, paganisms or polytheisms, allahs or cthulhus, or whatever else may be floating around out there in the world, but the God of Scripture (Genesis to Revelation)—God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Thank you for stopping in. Soli Deo Gloria! More to come.

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