Final Call

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Mini-Review: A Time for Confidence It is clear that we are living at a time of seismic societal change. Things we recently considered the highest good are now considered the greatest evil; things we used to consider aberrant we now declare normal and noble. “Enormous pressure to cower, to capitulate, and to cave closes in on us like the unstoppable walls of a …

Final Call (February 7)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Today’s edition looks at climate change, defines means of grace, and makes a request of Christian publishers. The Problem with Climate Change I have thought a lot about climate change over the past few years. I can’t deny that I have a deep skepticism about so much of what I read. That’s partly because of the utter hypocrisy of many of its foremost …

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Final Call (February 1)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Second Opinion I recently reviewed Greg Koukl’s book The Story of Reality. So, too, did David Steele, whose reviews I always enjoy. Here is what he says about it: “The Story of Reality is a very important book. This book should be devoured again and again by Christian people. And this book should be gifted to people who have yet embraced the Story. …

Final Call (January 24)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Today, each of the items has a common theme: 2017. Two Documentaries 2017 is going to bring two promising documentaries that will be of particular interest to Reformed folk. Both debuted their trailers at the recent G3 Conference. The first is Calvinist, by Les Lanphere. The second is Luther by Stephen McCaskell. I’ve been tracking these productions for a while now, and it …

Final Call (January 20)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. 5 Crazy Hours Today was a crazy but well-choreographed day for the residence staff of the White House. You may enjoy reading this article on how they took just five hours to move out one family and move in another. Mini Q&A Q: Please comment with your thoughts on the recent developments concerning Evernote and their privacy policy. Your article had convinced me of …

Final Call (January 17)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Marks of a Moral Revolution We all know that sexual mores have been changing over the past years and decades. But is it right to consider this a full-out moral revolution? In Reinventing Liberal Christianity, Theo Hobson describes the three marks of a revolution. Read them and decide for yourself if this is, indeed, a moral revolution. What was universally condemned is now …

Final Call (January 13)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Separated and Reunited Audrey and Gracie were both born in China and adopted into American families. Until recently, neither of them knew they had a twin sister. Grab some tissues and watch them meet one another for the first time. It does a soul good. Ordinary Time Ordinary Time is a band I’ve been enjoying for a number of years. Their focus is …

Final Call (January 10)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Mini-Q&A Q: Have you ever considered doing a series on the “hard things” of Scripture? Here are a few examples: Who are the sons of God in Genesis 6:2? What is meant by Psalm 82:6 where it says, “I said, ‘You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you’”? Who are the spirits in prison Peter refers to in 1 Peter …

Final Call (January 6)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. Only a Holy God I’ve been listening to CityAlight for a couple of years now and have especially appreciated their song Jerusalem, which we’ve added to our repertoire at Grace Fellowship Church. I was thrilled to learn of their new album Only a Holy God and even more thrilled to discover how good it is. CityAlight is associated with St Paul’s Church in Castle Hill, …

Final Call (January 4)

Welcome to Final Call, a brief, hand-picked selection of news, articles, videos, and curiosities from the Internet and beyond. VidAngel, Hollywood, and the Future of Filtering You may be familiar with the video service VidAngel since it has been in the news lately. VidAngel is a service that allows movies and television shows to be filtered to remove objectionable content—violence, sex, swearing, and so on. A number of Hollywood companies have launched a successful lawsuit which has shut down the service, at least for now. …