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September 05, 2007
Wednesday September 5, 2007 A New Altrogge
Congratulations to Stephen and Jen Altrogge on the birth of Charis Marie yesterday at 8 AM.
Would You Buy a Pocket O.T.?
At “The Road to Emmaus” Chad asks, “Would you buy a pocket Old Testament?” “Growing up in a Christian environment where biblical literacy was low on the priority list, the Old Testament was virtually non-existent in my life.”
Top Ten Needs of a Theological School
Michael Haykin answers the question “What are the top ten most important things for founding a theological institution for training pastors?”
Together for the Gospel
Alex Chediak shares some unique marketing for the upcoming Together for the Gospel conference.
September 04, 2007
Tuesday September 4, 2007 Everything I Want to Do is Illegal
Josh Sowin points to an interesting article about a farmer who “can’t slaughter his own animals, collaborate marketing with neighbors, charge for farm tours, or build the house he wanted without government interference”
New City, New Blog
New City Presbyterian Church, home of Tullian Tchividjian, now has a blog.
Day of Rest
Colin shares ten commandments that help him maximize his day off.
August 31, 2007
Friday August 31, 2007 Mother Teresa’s Redemption
Rick Phillips has written a great article about Mother Teresa and the meaning behind the revelations of her crisis of faith. It’s a must read!
Interview with Steve Lawson
I just stumbled upon this—John Hendryx of Monergism interviewing Steve Lawson.
Sale at WTS Books
Westminster Books is having a sale on some good commentaries.
Shepherds’ Conference
Registration for the Shepherds’ Conference opens next week. It’s likely to fill fast, so get your pastor to sign up ASAP. Looks like Phil Johnson got a promotion to keynote this year!
August 30, 2007
Thursday August 30, 2007 Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith
Dr. Mohler writes about Mother Teresa’s recently-revealed crisis of faith and discusses the importance of having faith in Christ, not faith in faithfulness.
Does God Author Sin?
At the Desiring God blog Dave Mathis is using John Frame’s “Doctrine of God” to answer the question.
Interview with Gary Johnson
Martin Downes has an interview with Gary Johnson, editor of “By Faith Alone.” He asks about Federal Vision, New Perspective on Paul, and other important issues.
August 29, 2007
Wednesday August 29, 2007 Reading Classics Together
A reminder to those who will be reading “Holiness” with us that we’ll be discussing the Introduction tomorrow.
A Great Reformed Evangelist Retires
Rick Phillips brings an interesting perspective to the retirement of D. James Kennedy.
Overdressed
The reviewers at “Christianity Today” (who are often pretty tough to please) give five stars to the latest release by Caedmon’s Call.
9Marks on Race and Church
Thabiti provides a roundup of the content of the latest 9News ejournal.
August 28, 2007
Tuesday August 28, 2007 New Tim Keller Book
The Keller boys have information about Tim Keller’s upcoming book.
New WorshipMatters
Bob Kauflin has rolled out a redesign of his blog.
From Hope to Reality
From Hope to Reality is the blog of Carolina Hope Christian Adoption agency. They have some good information about adoption and especially how Adoption (uppercase “A”) pertains to adoption.
The Machines is Us/ing Us
Here is an interesting (and thought-provoking) little video about the potential of Web 2.0.
Too Nice to Win?
Russell Moore asks “Is your candidate mean enough to be President of the United States?” and turns that question into personal reflection.
August 27, 2007
Monday August 27, 2007 Expelled: The Movie
A new movie by Ben Stein will investigate the scientific community’s utter disgust towards Intelligent Design.
Husband-Wife Co-Pastors
Thabiti Anyabwile discusses the problems inherent with husband-wife co-pastor teams. “It’s been a silent revolution. Not many shots have been fired at all really. It has occurred like so many other errors in that camp of contemporary Christianity—while auditoriums are filled with people, Bibles open, taking notes, and swallowing the camel.”
Dr. D. James Kennedy Has Retired
“Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced the retirement of Dr. D. James Kennedy, senior pastor.”
August 24, 2007
Friday August 24, 2007 Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith
TIME has a fascinating article about Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith. “ ‘If I ever become a Saint — I will surely be one of ‘darkness.’ I will continually be absent from Heaven — to [light] the light of those in darkness on earth,’ she wrote in 1962.”
Suffering and God’s Sovereignty
Timmy Brister posts what he describes as “a remarkable testimony of a brother who has sweetly tasted the all-satisfying excellency of the sovereignty of God in the midst of lifelong, bitter suffering.”
Create Your Own Comics
You know you’ve always wanted to create your own comic. With Stripgenerator you can!
August 23, 2007
Thursday August 23, 2007 Google Earth Adds Sky
“You can now stargaze using Google’s popular desktop mapping application Google Earth. In the latest version of Google Earth, hit the ‘Switch between Sky and Earth’ button on the toolbar to get a map of the night sky from your current location.”
How To Share Your Faith at School
An article at the Christian Post offers encouragement on “How to Share Your Faith as You Head Back to School.”
The 33,000 Denominations Myth
James White responds to the always popular 33,000 denominations myth.
Better Book Reading
Stephen Altrogge follows up other articles on reading by suggesting 5 tips for better book reading.
August 22, 2007
Wednesday August 22, 2007 Fill Your iPod For Free!
Carolyn McCulley reports that “all of the MP3 messages on the Sovereign Grace Store have just been made free to download. You can sort by topic, by event, or by speaker.”
Billboard Reviews Brian “Head” Welch
Billboard has a respectful, positive review of Brian Welch’s Save Me From Myself, saying it is “a primer on the miserable rock star existence he led before he turned to Jesus, seemingly out of the blue, in 2005.”
Wendy Shalit to Newsweek
Wendy Shalit shares the text of a letter she sent to Newsweek after they unfairly and somewhat inaccurately reported on her book Girls Gone Mild.
Shadow Puppetry
This will take your mind off whatever you’re doing for a couple of minutes.
Ten Year Check-Up
Timmy Brister reflects on one of the weirdest experiences of his life: his ten year high school reunion.

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