Welcome to the online home of Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer.

Tim Challies

Challies on FacebookChallies on Twitter

Weekend A La Carte (10/22)

Love Wins Companion - Rob Bell is releasing a companion to Love Wins. Here’s some classic publisher hyperbole: “In The Love Wins Companion, Rob Bell offers commentary on the positive and negative attention his groundbreaking book is receiving, delivering a crucial supplement to one of the most important books since the Bible.”

The Three Musketeers - I’m not sure why, but I enjoy reading reviews of movies I don’t ever intend to see. The Three Musketeers falls into that category. This review made me laugh. “’Evil is just a point of view,’ says the unscrupulous Cardinal Richelieu in the latest film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ 19th-century novel. But such moral relativism cuts both ways. Bad is also just a point of view. The Three Musketeers, for instance, is a bad film only if you happen to be watching it from a theatre seat.”

Boomtown - An interesting article from CNN on one of America’s boomtowns. 

Sukkot - Here’s a photo gallery from the Jewish celebration of Sukkot. This morning I was out for a walk, listening to 2 Corinthians. This line seems appropriate: “To this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts.”

Sins of Omission - “Ask any group of leaders if humility is important, and almost every one of them will nod their heads and tell you that the world needs more humble leaders in every field, from business to politics to, well, everywhere. Ask that same group if they would like an opportunity to be humbled, and virtually every one of them will decline.”

Insult Like Shakespeare - The man wasn’t ever lacking for words.

More Power to Ya - I somehow came across this—Tim McGraw singing a classic Petra song. I kind of like the country spin on it.

In the last analysis, we sin not because we have to but because we want to. —Henry Jacobsen