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March 18, 2008
Tuesday March 18, 2008 Keller the Bestseller
Tim Keller’s book “The Reason for God” has made it all the way to #7 on the New York Times list of bestsellers—quite an accomplishment for this kind of book! Don’t you think it’s time to read it?
Associating with Apostasy
Joe Carter says Obama’s biggest problem isn’t associating with his pastor but with his church’s awful theology.
In His Strength
Trillia has lowered the price on her “In His Strength” exercise CD (that features Sovereign Grace music totally remixed).
A Prayer to a Sovereign Lord
At Reformation21 is a beautiful prayer by John Leonard.
March 17, 2008
Monday March 17, 2008 Witnessing to a Thief
Here’s a story of an elderly woman who witnessed to a man trying to rob her (HT: Joe Carter)
The Condom Conspiracy
Joe Carter has an interesting take on the recent news that one in four female adolescents in the United States has some kind of sexually transmitted disease.
Book Bomb
If you are going to buy a copy of “Do Hard Things” by the Harris brothers, you may want to help them by buying it at Amazon on a certain day. Click for details.
The Tempter (in the child’s bedroom)
Al Mohler mentions a new report about the dangers inherent in having a television set in a child’s bedroom.
March 12, 2008
Wednesday March 12, 2008 The Spitzer Affair and the Press
Dr. Mohler reflects on the Spitzer affair and the reaction of the press to it.
The Digital Age—A New Dark Age
A good article at Resurgence looks at this strange new information age. “The Middle Ages was stunted by a lack of information, and the modern age is stunted by a glut of information and no idea how to judge it or what to do with it.”
Text and Context Audio
And speaking of Resurgence, they are now hosting videos of the keynote speeches from their recent Text and Context conference.
Snow Walls
In case you want to know just how much snow we’ve had in Canada this year…
March 11, 2008
Tuesday March 11, 2008 The Charismatic Question
Nathan Busenitz takes on the charismatic question based on a conference he led at the 2007 Shepherds’ Conference.
Should We Miss Church Graveyards
Russell Moore ponders the loss of church graveyards and asks if we’ve lost something in paving them over.
Interview with Sinclair Ferguson
Over at the (new!) blog for Ligonier Ministries (to which I am a contributor), Chris Larson has a very interesting interview with Sinclair Ferguson.
March 10, 2008
Monday March 10, 2008 Colson Continues to Defend ECT
R. Scott Clark has a good discussion about Church Colson’s answer to my question about ecumenism (as part of Colson’s recent blog tour).
The Vow
The Washington Post has a really nice story dealing with Dave Kendall, a man who has committed his life to caring for his disabled wife.
Plastic Bags—the Global Villain
The Times shows how plastic bags became a global villain through bad research and pure fabrication.
Together 4 the Madness
Jesse Phillips is putting together a Together for the Gospel March Madness bracket…for those who care about such things!
March 07, 2008
Friday March 7, 2008 A Bolt from the Blue
Dr. Mohler discusses the recent ruling in California that the state’s parents have no constitutional right to homeschool their own children.
Modern Parables Digitals
Modern Parables is now (for a limited time, I believe) offering their films for download (free lo-res for computers and iPods). Get them!
Free Audio Book
This month’s free audio book from Christianaudio.com is “Confessions of the Reformed Church (Unabridged).”
Luther Wasn’t so Bad After All
“According to Vatican insiders the Pope will argue that Luther, who was excommunicated and condemned for heresy, was not a heretic.”
Puritan Library
Newly redesigned, this site is a valuable resources for anything Puritan.
March 06, 2008
Thursday March 6, 2008 Remembering Larry Norman
Nancy Pearcey posts a brief remembrance of Larry Norman.
Tim Keller at Google
Justin Buzzard writes about Tim Keller’s talk at Google’s HQ.
A Review of My Book
Rebecca has a kind and encouraging review of my book.
March 05, 2008
Wednesday March 5, 2008 Christian Book Release Dates
We’ve added a new feature to Discerning Reader: a list of upcoming notable book releases. So if you want to know what’s next for Piper, MacArthur, Driscoll, Wells, Carson, Zacharias and any number of other authors, take a look at the page.
Shepherds’ Conference Live Stream
The Shepherds’ Conference, which kicks of later today, is offering a free live stream of the keynote sessions.
Worship in Song Conference Audio
Our church recently held a Worship in Song Conference and the keynote sessions, led by our pastor, Paul Martin, are now available online.
How to Ruin a Women’s Ministry
Wendy Alsup explains.
March 04, 2008
Tuesday March 4, 2008 Looking for LitLovers
Leslie Wiggins will be leading some of her (female) readers through “The Excellent Wife.” Click and read more if you’re interested in joining in.
Route 5:9
Peacemaker Ministries is the latest ministry to make the leap to the blogosphere. Route 5:9 offers reflections on the journey of living out Matthew 5:9.
RefTagger
RefTagger, or Bible Reference Tagger, is a service being offered by Logos. It may be of interest to bloggers and webmasters.
Shepherds’ Conference Blogging
The Shepherds’ Conference kicks off tomorrow and Evers Ding will be liveblogging it (as will many others, I’m sure).
March 03, 2008
Monday March 3, 2008 James White vs. Bart Ehrman
In January of next year, James White will be debating Bart Ehrman on “Can the New Testament be inspired in light of textual variation.” Sounds like it should be an interesting one.
Diocese Threatens to Suspend Packer
“New Westminster Bishop Michael Ingham has sent Packer and seven other clergy members a ‘notice of presumption of abandonment of the exercise of ministry.’” See the first comment for a bit of clarification.
When God Doesn’t Heal You
A friend of Trillia’s posts a testimony to God’s grace even in the midst of suffering.
Pearcey in the Examiner
The Examiner has published Rick Pearcey’s tribute to William F. Buckley. “The contrast with the opportunistic ‘mover and shaker’ of Big Government, Big Celebrity or, sadly, Big Christianity, encourages us to push forward to a higher calling, a nobler practice, a loving dream awalk in the world.”

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