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A La Carte (7/13)
July 13, 2011
When Piper Touched My Chin - I thoroughly enjoyed this article from Clint Archer. “My question was a thinly veiled attempt to tease out some Piper-esque wisdom on this potentially spicy topic. He leaped over my trap with a single bound. His underwhelming answer was decaffeinated of all controversy. No passionate gesticulating, no mention of potty-mouth preaching, in short nothing to Tweet. So I did what every seminoid who can’t take a hint would do: I got in line after the session and asked him to elaborate.
Can We Be Good Without God? - Here are some questions that the new athiests cannot answer. At least, they cannot answer them honestly and logically from within their position.
Why I Am/Not a Charismatic - This looks like it will be an interesting exchange (not debate) between Michael Patton and Sam Storms. Each will explain his position on charismatic theology and interact with the other person’s position.
Medal of Honor - “At a White House ceremony this afternoon, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, an Army Ranger, became only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Petry lost his right hand while throwing a live grenade away from his fellow soldiers.”
Puritan Treasures - Westminster Books has the Puritan Treasures books deeply discounted for the next few days. They’ve got several other deals that are worth checking out as well.
Let me finish up with a longer quote than I tend to publish here. But it’s a quote that seems quite relevant after yesterday’s review of Jesus Calling.
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others. I believe that many who find that “nothing happens” when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand. C.S. Lewis