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March 25, 2008
Tuesday March 25, 2008 I apologize that I offered no A La Carte yesterday. I was in Atlanta on business and only returned late last night.
T4G Promos
In case you are still undecided about going to T4G, here are some promos to whet your appetite.
Fit 2 Read
Here’s a blog that offers “Trustworthy, non-commercial Christian reflections on healthy, quality kid’s books.”
6 Months Gone at Easter Time
Abraham Piper shares a beautiful little poem written about his daughter.
March 21, 2008
Friday March 21, 2008 Arcing and Tracing
My brain hurts when I try to figure this stuff out. But Doug has some good information (and good links) about arcing and tracing passages of the Bible.
Pastor Killed by Goat
This is probably the oddest story you’re going to hear all day. “It was a very angry, belligerent, mean-spirited goat.”
His Last Friday Was His Best
Mark Altrogge explains.
Spontaneous Musical
Improv Everywhere does it again, this time with a spontaneous musical in a food court.
Has the Notion of Sin Been Lost?
USA Today asks the question in a recent article.
March 20, 2008
Thursday March 20, 2008 T4G - Final Call
Though registration for Together for the Gospel does not officially end for another ten days, spots are filling fast and only a few hundred are left. If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get registered.
Tim Keller at Google
Justin has a link to Keller’s recent talk (and the subsequent Q&A) at Google.
Toddlers and Worldview
At the Shepherd Press blog, Jay Younts is in the midst of a series dealing with worldview in children.
Mystery of the Missing Heat
“Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years.”
March 19, 2008
Wednesday March 19, 2008 Kidzui
I haven’t had time to look at it thoroughly, but Kidzui looks like an interesting program. It is essentially an internet browser for children and one that blocks unsafe content.
The Reformation and Mysticism
Here is a short but good essay on the Reformation and mysticism.
The Liberation of Restraint
Paul writes about the liberation of restraint that is evident not only in society but also in our own hearts.
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.