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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.”
April 04, 2008
Friday April 4, 2008 Wombs For Rent
Dr. Mohler writes about Newsweek’s cover article on surrogacy.
Boundless Podcast
The Boundless crew have recently released their tenth podcast. If you enjoy the site, why not try the podcast?
Chief Blogger
“Kodak Names Chief Blogger: Company Extends its Revolutionary Approach to Product Innovation with Cutting-edge Approach to Social Media.” I’ve always wanted to be a Chief Blogger…
CT Reviews Keller
CT has a positive and in-depth review of Tim Keller’s book.
Devin Brown on “Planet Narnia”
C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown has posted a review of a new book called “Planet Narnia.”
Conservative Intelligencer
Conservative Intelligencer is a new blog by an old friend.
April 03, 2008
Thursday April 3, 2008 Train with Trill Together
If you’re ready to get in shape, Trillia wants to help. She’s going to be leading people like me in getting out and getting active. Click for information.
T4G UK
Nathan Smith is trying to gather all of the UK attendees at T4G. If you are from the UK and are going to be at the conference, click to connect with him.
Let Them Know or Let it Go?
John MacArthur offers an article on when to confront and when to let something go.
The Problem with Baseball
Salaries are getting out of control. “Boosted by his new deal with the New York Yankees, A-Rod tops the major league baseball salary list at $28 million, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press. The 33 players on the Marlins’ opening-day roster and disabled list total $21.8 million.”
April 02, 2008
Wednesday April 2, 2008 Disposing of the Disabled
An article at the Christian Post discusses the rampant abortion of disabled infants. “Sadly, we have entered a period in our history when children who do not measure up to someone else’s subjective standard of perfection are consigned to the ash heap of history.”
One-to-One Ministry
Tony Payne of Matthias Media has an excellent article examining and promoting one-to-one ministry among Christians. “In many churches, however, effective, purposeful one-to-one ministry is either non-existent, or, at best, haphazard.”
Blue Like Jazz: The Movie
CT has an interview with Steve Taylor who will head up production of the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. “t’s about a 20-year-old from Houston who has basically grown up in church and is confused, disillusioned, and kind of at the place most college sophomores are. He decides to flee his upbringing and go to this school—Reed College—that he perceives as being the most opposite of where he’s grown up in his life.”
Marriage and the Glory of God
Al Mohler has a good article about marriage and its ultimate purpose. “Marriage is first and foremost about the glory of God. All of the manifold gifts of marriage are derived from that great fact.”
April 01, 2008
Tuesday April 1, 2008 The Silent Scream
Carolyn McCulley posts about that old pro-life film “The Silent Scream.”
Expelled: The Movie
Here is a round-up of a few reviews of the upcoming film (starring Ben Stein) “Expelled.”
Washington Post on “The Reason for God”
I must have missed this when it was first published. It is a review of Tim Keller’s book published in the Washington Post.
The Most Numerous Religion
“Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday.”
6 Reasons Pastors Should Blog
Abraham Piper attempts to convince more pastors to blog.

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