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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.
March 31, 2008
Monday March 31, 2008 Should We Call it Quiet Time?
David Powlison writes about personal worship and whether or not we should call it “quiet time.”
Don Cherry’s Favorite Left-Wing Kook
Your enjoyment of this video may depend on your knowledge of Canada. But it’s fun for those who know this country!
Dan Kimball on New Emergent Book
Dan Kimball has posted some thoughts on the new book “Why We’re Not Emergent.”
Who Says What’s Christian Music?
Here is an interesting article about which music gets to be declared “Christian” and which does not. “If you don’t want to play the game (regardless of clearly Christian content), you will not be sold through us; and if you do play our game, denying the Trinity is just fine.”
Williams Syndrome Blog
Paul has begun a blog called “Williams Syndrome Web Watch: Resources and updates from the Web on Williams Syndrome.”
March 28, 2008
Friday March 28, 2008 Isaiah 53
Here’s an interesting and creative take on Isaiah 53.
Narnia Interrupted?
Please say it ain’t so! “…studio suits seem to be cooling to the idea of producing movie versions of all seven of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books.”
The Leniency of Excommunication
I’ve long thought of excommunication as an act of mercy, but in this short post John Piper shows that it is also an act of leniency.
All About Deacons
Thabiti has a good post on the oft-overlooked office of deacon.
March 27, 2008
Thursday March 27, 2008 Band of Bloggers Registration
Band of Bloggers registration closes in just one week. If you are a blogger and are going to be at Together for the Gospel…it’s time to register!
Is Belief a Natural Phenomenon?
Dr. Mohler writes about a new effort called “Explaining Religion” that will attempt to prove that belief is purely natural.
Mohler Clear of Cancer
Speaking of Mohler, he just received the good news that a tumor removed during recent surgery is not cancerous. Praise God!
Huffington Post on Shane Claiborne
The Huffington Post recently had an article about Shane Claiborne and his new book “Jesus for President.”
Greek N.T. Manuscripts in Albania
Daniel Wallace has the rather fascinating tale of discovering and photographing a large series of New Testament manuscripts in Albania.

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