David Westerfield

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Carrots and Sticks: The Underpinning of China’s Surveillance and Social Credit System

This is a fascinating article about the underpinning and foundation of China’s surveillance and social credit system and the systems engineering theories and methodologies that brought it about. I find it particularly interesting the author specifies the use of “carrots” (means of pleasure, getting at the desires and loves of the populace) and “sticks” (means of coercion, inflicting punishments on the populace for stepping out of line) to essentially control the masses. This has roots (though not one for one) in some things Aldous Huxley said in a lecture at Berkeley in the 1960’s about “scientific dictatorships” of the future. It’s worth listening to:

https://archive.org/details/AldousHuxley-TheUltimateRevolution

R. Scott Clark: I Will Be a God to You and to Your Children

“And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.” (Genesis 17:7 ESV)

“And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.’” (Acts 2:38-39 ESV)

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David Phillips on Justification from 2005 (MP3)

Classic Dave, preaching on Romans 4 and justification …

Craque – Qubit: Trippiest IDM Ever?

New Boards of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest – Reach for the Dead

RefNet: 24-Hour Streaming of Biblical Teaching

If you haven’t listened to it, tune into RefNet … continuous streaming of Biblical teaching; really edifying http://refnet.fm/.

Discussion Between James White and Brian McLaren

This episode of the radio program in the UK called Unbelievable with Justin Brierley is a discussion between James White and Brian McLaren on the Emerging Church and postmodernism. It aired in 2011 and I just now got around to listening to it. Good stuff. They both outline their positions very clearly and respectfully. Worth the listen:

http://media.premier.org.uk/unbelievable/7684e862-dcf2-4bd2-a1f3-aceb16f2f17c.mp3 (MP3)

Together for the Gospel (T4G) 2012 – Audio and Video

I’ll be posting audio and video from the Together for the Gospel Conference as it becomes available.

1: The Sustaining Power of the Gospel – C.J. Mahaney (MP3)


2: The Power of the Articulated Gospel – Albert Mohler (MP3)


3: False Conversions: The Suicide of the Church – Mark Dever (MP3)


4: Will Your Gospel Transforms a Terrorist? – Thabiti Anyabwile (MP3)


5: Spirit-Powered, Gospel-Driven, Faith-Fueled Effort – Kevin DeYoung (MP3)


6: Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions – David Platt (MP3)


7: The Underestimated God – Ligon Duncan (MP3)


8: The Fulfillment of the Gospel – Matt Chandler (MP3)


9: Glory, Majesty, Dominion, and Authority Keep Us Safe for Everlasting Joy – John Piper (MP3)

Is the Reformation Over?

A couple of years ago, a series of articles came out claiming the influence of the Reformation is mostly over for Protestantism. When looking at mainline Protestantism and mainstream evangelicalism, we certainly can draw a conclusion that this would appear to be the case. Carl Trueman addresses this issue on the Janet Mefferd Show from 2010.

Trueman also speaks to the issue of social justice and evangelicalism making that a primary drum beat, instead of the Person and work of Christ. The danger and concern is that social justice issues, as important as they are, may replace the central teaching and preaching of the Gospel, which is the primary function of the church.

Carl Trueman on The Janet Mefferd Show speaking to the issue, “Is the Reformation over?” March 03, 2010 (MP3, first 20 minutes)

I’m also including a later interview with Trueman by Mefferd on the Reformation’s influence.

Dr. Carl Trueman talks about Martin Luther and the Reformation. July 22, 2011 (MP3)

Voddie Baucham Speaks to the Issue of Race

On the Dividing Line today, a ministry of Alpha and Omega Ministries, Voddie Baucham spoke with James White clearly and forcefully on the issue of race as it relates to the Elephant Room 2 conference that took place. He brings an angle to the controversy that has been in dire need of being “brought into the light,” as Voddie said, even way before this or any other conference: the concept, as he puts it, of “ethnic gnosticism.” He works that out in this episode of the Dividing Line. Highly recommended!

http://www.aomin.org/podcasts/20120202.mp3 (MP3)

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