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April 24, 2008
Thursday April 24, 2008 Is Prince Caspian Really C.S. Lewis?
Devin Brown provides an answer in a recent article at Christianity Today.
OpenBible Labs
OpenBible Labs has some small but fascinating experiments with Bible data. The Bible Word Locator and Bible Book Browser are particularly interesting.
Dr. Mohler on The Shack
Dr. Mohler recently dedicated most of a radio program to the book “The Shack.” He goes so far as to say that it contains “undiluted heresy.” (HT)
Hannah Montana Strikes It Even Richer
“Miley Cyrus, 15-year-old teen star who attributes her family and Christian faith for keeping her grounded in her fast-pace lifestyle, will write about her life before becoming Hannah Montana in a book deal that was confirmed by the publisher for Disney on Tuesday.” She has signed a seven figure deal for this book.
Boeing’s Big Dream
Fortune has a fascinating photo essay about the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
April 23, 2008
Wednesday April 23, 2008 Pulpit Reviews “Expelled”
Pulpit blog reviewed Ben Stein’s “Expelled” and says, “I strongly recommend college students go and see this movie, and strongly recommend that their shepherds take the time to talk to them afterwards.”
Temperature Sensors and Global Warming
An interesting article uses a infrared camera to show why global temperatures may at times appear to be creeping upwards.
Shepherd Press Asks Why
Jay Younts expands on an article I wrote and says, “Let’s consider one basic question regarding the issue of protecting our children from the entrapment of the world: Why? As in Why do they want to sin?”
Rare Books
This Dallas Theological Seminary project offers scans of complete and very rare books.
April 22, 2008
Tuesday April 22, 2008 Escape
With all the attention focused on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints these days, you may be interested in the book “Escape” which I reviewed a short time ago.
Reformation21 Redesigned
Reformation21 has been redesigned. If you previously subscribed to the RSS feed for the blog, you’ll need to go there and find their new address.
I Love the World
This is a great commercial for Discovery Channel.
Are Children Threatening the Earth?
Dr. Mohler looks at the arguments that blame people who have children for the earth’s downfall.
How Much TV?
Owen Strachan has a good post about television viewing habits.
Kirk Cameron Preaching the Gospel
I really enjoyed watching this short clip of Kirk Cameron sharing the gospel with a stranger.
April 21, 2008
Monday April 21, 2008 Together for the Diet Dew
I was scratching my head when asked to hold a bottle of Diet Mountain Dew and have my picture taken, but it all makes sense now.
The Federal Budget Crisis Explained
Andy Jackson shares some interesting facts about the federal budget crisis, both as it stands now and as it will unravel in years to come.
New from Iain Murray
Martin Downes highlights a forthcoming book from the pen of Iain Murray.
Run to See Expelled
Carolyn McCulley tells you to run, not walk, to see Ben Stein’s new movie “Expelled:” “it is not only a vote for a diversity of film topics, it is also a vote for the preservation of free speech and scientific inquiry.”
Ben Stein vs. Sputtering Atheists
Brent Bozell, writing for Townhall, would seem to agree with Carolyn. ” I went into the screening bored. I came out of it stunned.”
Let’s Surge Some More
Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal. “I have seen this war - and our part in it - at its brutal worst. And I say the transformation over the last 14 months is little short of miraculous.”
Rob Bell Makes Pat Angry…
…and he explains why with five good reasons.
April 18, 2008
Friday April 18, 2008 Mommy’s Got a Brand New Belly
Josh Harris writes about a strange new book hitting the shelves…
reFocus Liveblog
The reFocus blog has roundups of messages from that conference. Speakers include R. Kent Hughes, D.A. Carson, Bruce Ware and others.
When to Baptize Your Kids
The Pulpit blog shares their position on when to baptize children. “Our elders here at Grace Church believe it is better to wait, and be absolutely convinced of a child’s conversion, than to baptize the child prematurely — and thereby potentially give an unsaved child a false sense of assurance.”
Living Together Before Marriage
Ray Fowler shares “some statistics on living together before marriage from Michael McManus, the president of Marriage Savers. Statistically speaking, living together is not a trial of marriage, but rather a training for divorce.”
April 11, 2008
Friday April 11, 2008 American Idol Shouts to the Lord
Josh Harris has a couple of articles about “Shout to the Lord” being sung in a recent episode of American Idol.
The Baby with Two Faces
“A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess…”
A Review of My Book
John at Light Along the Journey has a kind review of my book.
Willow Creek Update
Willow Creek has released an interesting update about the results of their recent research.
No Appetite For Noise
Carolyn McCulley discusses a recent study dealing with one of my annoyances—the increasing noise levels in restaurants.
April 10, 2008
Thursday April 10, 2008 BoSox, Buckner and Worship
Irish Calvinist has a good article looking at the Red Sox, Bill Buckner and the worship of worship.
Interview with John Eldredge
Denny Burk posted an interesting interview he conducted with John Eldredge. They discussed how God speaks to us today.
Surprising the Prophet
I got a laugh from this story. Bishop Jordan, the self-proclaimed prophet from New York, got surprised by the American Airlines flight cancellations yesterday. Shouldn’t he have known?
Of First Importance
I’ve posted this link before, but wanted to remind you of this site which simply provides a quote about the gospel every morning.
Ways Parents Provoke
John MacArthur offers wisdom on eight ways that parents may provoke their children.
April 09, 2008
Wednesday April 9, 2008 Twelve Books on Cultural Engagement
John Mark Reynolds offers some suggestions on books dealing with cultural engagement.
Come Weary Saints
Sovereign Grace Music has a Facebook fan page. You may want to join it…and keep an eye on their wall tomorrow. But you didn’t hear it from me.
Twenty Two Poets
Karsten Piper offers 22 contemporary poets worth reading.
April 08, 2008
Tuesday April 8, 2008 Taming Technology in the Home
Ray Fowler is set to begin what should be an interesting post on embracing technology while not allowing it to overwhelm.
Environmental Hysteria
Penn and Teller show how easy it is to take advantage of environmental hysteria these days by convincing people to sign a petition banning…water.
Lessons from Francis Schaeffer
Doug Groothuis shares several of the lessons he has learned from the life of Francis Schaeffer.
How to Help Your Husband When He’s Criticized
C.J. and Carolyn Mahaney have some valuable advice for women in this post.
April 07, 2008
Monday April 7, 2008 No McDonald’s Today
Rick Pearcey is giving up on McDonald’s and spends a post telling why.
How to Help Your Grieving Friend
Molly Piper has worked on a series of posts giving some pointers on how to help a friend who is grieving.
Blog Till You Drop
The Times covers the rather strange phenomenon of bloggers blogging themselves to death.
The Divorce Industrial Compex
Al Mohler discusses the entire industry that has grown up around divorce.
Prudence Is not a Frequent Google
John Mark Reynolds laments the decline of prudence. “You cannot help but long for a time when such privacy was possible for the great and taken for granted by the many.”

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