A La Carte (8/4)
Monergism has redesigned their site. This is phase 1 of what they hope will be a 2-stage overhaul. It looks good!
Bad Boys Turned Christian
Owen Strachan: “A recent NYT article chronicled an encouraging if unexpected development: a bunch of professional skateboarders and bike riders are boldly witnessing to their faith in Christ.”
A Hymn for Ordinary Christians
Bob Kauflin writes about “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” “The story behind Great is Thy Faithfulness should encourage every Christian who thinks of their life as ordinary. There’s no tragic story (think “It Is Well” by Horatio Spafford) associated with this hymn. It’s just the fruit of a faithful man with a simple faith in a faithful God.”
Rose, Laura and Little House
This article at the New Yorker tries to understand the working relationship of Rose Wilder Lane and Laura Ingalls Wilder as they sought to write the books that Laura has become known for.
The Case for Early Marriage
Dr. Mohler discusses an article in the latest edition of Christianity Today. “In ‘The Case for Early Marriage,’ sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas in Austin argues that far too many American evangelicals have attempted to deal with sex without understanding marriage. In particular, he asserts that the ‘prevailing discourse of abstinence culture in contemporary American evangelicalism’ has run aground.”
Too Critical? On the Contrary…
I enjoyed this article in The Globe and Mail about critical book reviews. “As Philip Marchand, one of this nation’s few critics willing to appear negative, once put it: ‘If I have erred as a critic, I have erred by being too appreciative. I don’t think there’s a single negative word about any author’s book that I would take back, but I seriously wonder about some of the praise I have dispensed.’”
How Whitefield Studied the Bible
Looking to Dallimore’s biography of Whitefield, Ray Ortlund shows how Whitefield studied Scripture.