I love the internet. It can be used for our good (building us up in the faith and helping us understand more about God and the roles He has called us to) or it can be used to tear us down (controlling us and ripping apart our families). It has worked both for and against me and I want to continue to use it to help us grow as a men of faith. To do that I have found that I and most, if not all, other men need accountability. Listed below are a few sites that provide helpful content or have developed software for both spiritual growth and accountability.
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Parenting | Family
- CBMW Resources – Resources page for The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
- Desiring God Resources – Resources page for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood from John Piper’s ministry website.
- Torchlighter “Heros of the Faith” DVD page – Wonderful cartoons depicting the lives of missionaries, pastors, reformers, etc.
- Mark Driscoll Blog/Marriage and his blog for Parenting
- KidsDesiringGod.org – Great resources such as age appropriate curriculums, Bible training programs, Bible memory verses, etc, to help you train your children in godliness.
- Family Discussion Guide from the Gospel of Luke – Mark Driscoll & Mars Hill Church
- Family Discussion Guide from 1 & 2 Peter – Mark Driscoll & Mars Hill Church
- Family Devotions – Ideas that may help you lead your family in Bible reading and prayer.
- Family Devotions – From Josh McDowell Ministries.
- Family Devotion and Object Lessons – From Family Blueprint
Computer Monitoring | Accountability
- X3 Church
- Safe Eyes
- Cyber Sitter
- Plugged-In Movie Reviews – Movie reviews from a Christian perspective.
Bibles | Study Tools
- ESV Online Study Bible – This has been one of the most useful Bible study site I have used. It is loaded with information, notes, and foot notes. Everything that is in the ESV Study Bible print version is online here and they have gone to great lengths to make it easy to find and use the information. You can use the ESV online Bible and footnotes for free, or purchase the right to use the study notes for a $19.99 one time fee. If you purchase a print edition, the online version is included in that. They also have a free iPhone/iPad app.
- Blueletter Bible – Multiple Bible versions, multiple verse retrieval for copying and pasting, commentaries, concordance, maps, images… Great site.
- BibleArc.com – John Piper’s method for studying the Bible involve a system called “arcing”. This site is dedicated to showing how to integrate this method into your Bible study habits.
- Bible Gateway – Multiple Bible versions, commentaries, dictionary, and concordance.
Spiritual Growth | Study Tools
- Twitter – Believe it or not, one of my major sources for information and spiritual resources has been my Twitter account. It’s all about finding and following the right people/ministries. The pastors, speakers, teachers, and websites that I follow that have really contributed to my spiritual growth. Twitter is free and easy to use once you take a few days and learn your way around things.
- Audible – GREAT source for audiobooks.
- Christian Audio – Best site for Christian audiobooks & audio downloads (free monthly download).
- SermonAudio.com – Thousands of messages from the worlds best speakers and theologians.
- The Resurgence – Resources for doctrinal thoughts from a reformed theological view.
- Re:Lit Library – Solid books to help with many different topics.
- The Resurgence/Recommended Reading – Books to help start your theological library on a variety of topics.
- Desiring God – God-centered resources from the ministry of John Piper.
- The Village Church Doctrinal papers and articles.
- White Horse Inn – Theological resources and discussion.
- Josh McDowell Ministries – Resources for apologetics as well as resources for parents and teens.
- Wayne Grudem teaches his Systematic Theology book to a his Sunday School Class. You can listen or download for free!
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library -The CCEL is a non-profit organization that makes classic Christian literature available on the web. You have to sign up for a FREE account, but well worth it! Great old works available for free.
- Adult Bible Class Teachings from Dr. Horton – The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Horton is Professor of Apologetics and Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine and the main host of The White Horse Inn radio broadcast.
- Reformed Theological Seminary Online Resources – Great collection of study, reference, and research tools.
- Reformed Theological Seminary on iTunes U – Free, full length seminary courses.
- Covenant Theological Seminary’s Worldwide Classroom – Free, full length seminary courses. Also available on iTunes.