Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year Stuff

It’s already January 3rd, which means this post is at least three days late . . . nonetheless, I figured I’d use this time to point out a few of the more useful “new year stuff” I’ve found online.

First, Justin Tayor (an associate publisher at Crossway, project director of the new ESV Study Bible and one time cohort of John Piper) has posted an incredibly helpful overview of a number of Bible Reading programs on his blog Between Two Worlds. I’m particularly excited about D.A. Carson's two-volume work For the Love of God which follows the M’Cheyne One-Year Reading Plan.

Second, another helpful reading plan has been developed by Eric Costa over at the Reformation Theology blog:
There are many existing plans for reading through the Bible in a year. Some have you reading from four places in the Bible every day. Some go through the Psalms and/or the New Testament twice. This one is meant to give you weekends off, be late with that New Year's Resolution, allow for temporary backsliding, and take you very simply through the Old and New Testaments simultaneously.
You can download Costa’s plan here.

Third, July 10th 2009 will mark the 500th birthday of the French reformer John Calvin. Both the Reformation21 blog and Princeton Theological Seminary have put together reading plans for Calvin’s magnum opus The Institutes of the Christian Religion. I read Institutes my last year as an undergraduate, but I’m going to commit to the Princeton plan this year since there was so much that I really didn’t grasp the first time through. The great thing about the Princeton site is they have both text and audio for each day's reading.

Lastly, Don Whitney has a great page on his site entitled “Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year or On Your Birthday.”

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