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January 14, 2008
Monday January 14, 2008 Evangelists Lament Calvinism
An interesting article at Baptist Press—”[Calvinism] gives them an excuse not to do evangelism.”
There is Hope
What can you say about this?
Russian Couple Reunited After 60 Years
An interesting story out of Russia about a couple who were married but were forced apart only to rediscover each other by change sixty years later.
Reasons to Read
Colin gives you lots of reasons to read good books.
I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up
Phil Johnson begins a promising series dealing with human depravity. “Again and again we see that those who have embraced these truths of original sin and human depravity have been used by God in tremendous ways, while those who have resisted or rejected these truths have made shipwreck of the faith.”
January 11, 2008
Friday January 11, 2008 Guidance on Guidance
Lydia turns to Ray Pritchard who provides some biblical wisdom based on four myths about God’s guidance (-5 points to me for such an awkward sentence).
Crossway Stands Behind Me
Marc over at Purgatorio shares with the world the title and subject of my next book. It’s not what you were expecting (then again, it’s not what I was expecting either).
Tabletalk on C.S. Lewis
This month’s Tabletalk Magazine (now available online!) focuses on C.S. Lewis. I particularly enjoyed an article by Leland Ryken about how to read Lewis (see page 18).
January 10, 2008
Thursday January 10, 2008 A Prince Caspian Wishlist
C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown shares his “Prince Caspian” wishlist as he anticipates this summer’s movie release.
Purgatorio Returns
At long last the satirical site Purgatorio has returned from hiatus. And there was much rejoicing.
Can You Respect Him?
At Making Home there is a good article about the importance of respect. “When we focus solely on love, we too often miss this more important biblical command… that we, as wives, are to respect our husbands.” (HT:Amy)
January 09, 2008
Wednesday January 9, 2008 The Pyro Review
One of the Pyromaniacs has written a review of my book.
Chinese Abortion Case
“A Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion despite being nine months pregnant is suing the authorities for their actions.”
SWAT officers take 11-year-old at gunpoint
Here is an odd story from WND: “Nearly a dozen members of a police SWAT team in western Colorado punched a hole in the front door and invaded a family’s home with guns drawn, demanding that an 11-year-old boy who had had an accidental fall accompany them to the hospital.”
Medical Myths Doctors Believe
Researchers attempt to understand why we believe myths such as: People only use 10 percent of their brains, hair and fingernails continue to grow after we die, and eating turkey makes you sleepy.
Scripture Memory Song
The Altrogges offer another free Scripture memorization song.
January 08, 2008
Tuesday January 8, 2008 Helpless vs. Hopeless
The Delorenzoflyer is the blog of a missionary working in East Africa. It provides perspective on the recent uproar in Kenya.
The New Voice of the Abortion Debate
Dr. Mohler says “A new voice is emerging in the abortion debate, and this voice is a powerful witness to the tragedy of killing the unborn. This voice is the voice of the fathers of abortion.”
Muslim American Women
“Domestic violence among Muslims has long straddled a blurry line between culture and religion, but now scattered organizations founded by Muslim American women are creating a movement to define it as an unacceptable cultural practice.”
January 07, 2008
Monday January 7, 2008 Radical Womanhood and Modern Parables
Carolyn McCulley offers a review of the Modern Parables DVD set. “In short, I like the variety of uses these videos offer—they are ideal for starting fruitful discussions with young children, initiating spiritual discussions with non-Christians, and giving your own Bible study a fresh take.”
The Puritan Reading Challenge
Timmy Brister is beginning his 2008 Puritan reading challenge and wants you to join in the fun.
Or Read About Missions
If the Puritans aren’t your cup of tea, John DiVito invites you to read along as he reads Philip Jenkins’ book The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South.
January 04, 2008
Friday January 4, 2008 Modern Parables Price Drop
Responding to the voice of the masses, the powers that be have dropped the price of the Modern Parables DVD set.
Losing A Baby
Rick Phillips writes about the painful experience of losing his unborn baby. His faith in the midst of pain is a powerful testimony to God’s grace in his life.
Jane Austen Festival
As a favor to the female readers (or guys who are man enough to admit they enjoy this kind of thing), I pass along news of PBS’ Jane Austen Festival. Carolyn McCulley has the news.
January 03, 2008
Thursday January 3, 2008 Prime Time America
Just a reminder to readers that I am a guest all this week on Moody Radio’s Prime Time America. For those who don’t listen to the radio, broadcasts and archives are available online.
My Book: The DR Review
Mark Tubbs, a Discerning Reader reviewer, has posted a review of my book.
Life in the Cellular Age
Dr. Mohler has an interesting article about how the age of the cell phone is changing just about everything.
A New Superpower
The Independent says that 2008 is the year a new superpower will be born. They refer, of course, to China. It’s an informative article.
Christian Publishing in 2007
Christian Retailing has a quiz for anyone who thinks they know what happened in Christian publishing in 2007.
January 02, 2008
Wednesday January 2, 2008 A Review of My Book
Tim Irvin (one of the people who has been reading this site the longest) provides a kind and encouraging review of my book.
Train with Trill
Trillia of Trill Fitness wants to help you get fit this year. If getting fit is on your list of things to do, check in with Trillia.
Russell Moore’s Top Ten
Russell Moore comes through with a top ten list of the best books he read in ‘07.
ReThink
Alex Chediak has some thoughts about a new book called ReThink—a book rethinking the whole idea of student ministry.
Trevin’s Top Ten
Trevin Wax, who read at least 75 books last year, shares his top 10.
Reformation Heritage Blog
Reformation Heritage Books now has a blog deal with their books and others.
December 27, 2007
Thursday December 27, 2007 Joel Stein, Starbucks and Heaven
Randy Alcorn has an interesting article about columnist Joel Stein and his interest (or lack thereof) in heaven.
Internet in the Air
This article outlines some of the trials sure to arise when airlines provide internet in the air.
On Discussing Doctrine in Public
Dr. Mohler tries to bring clarity to some statements made by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. This task is getting harder and harder to accomplish!

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