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February 19, 2008
Tuesday February 19, 2008 Mystery of an Ancient Computer
“A 2,000-year-old mechanical computer salvaged from a Roman shipwreck has astounded scientists who have finally unravelled the secrets of how the sophisticated device works.” (HT:JS)
NCCT Audio
ReformationUnderway has the audio from the recent conference in Nashville. Talks were given by D.A. Carson, Steve Lawson, and yours truly.
Banner of Truth Ministers’ Conference
Registration is now open for the Banner of Truth Ministers’ Conference. Speakers include Iain Murray, Richard Phillips and others.
The Dumbing of America
Here is an interesting article from Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post.
February 18, 2008
Monday February 18, 2008 Band of Bloggers Registration
Registration for the 2008 Band of Bloggers fellowship (to be held immediately prior to Together for the Gospel) is now open. If you’re a blogger and are traveling to T4G, you’ll want to be there!
Ampersand EP
Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken have finally recorded an EP together and it’s now available for purchase.
Concerning Announcements
Ecclesiophilist shares the long-lost seventeenth chapter of First Corinthians.
Southern Baptists Diversifying
Eric Redmond is profiled in the Washington Post as they write about the changes within the Southern Baptist Convention.
February 15, 2008
Friday February 15, 2008 The Reason for God
There is now a web site specifically for Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God.”
Pray for Al Mohler
“R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will require additional surgery after a scheduled colonoscopy on February 11 revealed a tumor in his colon. An initial biopsy indicated that the tumor is pre-cancerous and further tests are to be scheduled, along with surgical options.”
Gospel Translations
Gospel Translations is an interesting initiative “to make biblical books and articles freely accessible in as many languages as possible.”
Gospel Growth vs. Church Growth
The talks from this conference are now available, some free and some for order. Speakers were Phillip Jensen, Tony Payne and Mark Dever.
February 14, 2008
Thursday February 14, 2008 D.A. Carson on Rob Bell
Since Rob Bell is being discussed in the blogosphere…here’s an audio clip from D.A. Carson at last weekend’s conference in Nashville. He has some very insightful things to say about Bell.
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
The Reason for God is now widely available. Click above for Westminster Books or click here.
February 13, 2008
Wednesday February 13, 2008 Greg Gilbert on NOOMA
Greg Gilbert reviews Rob Bell’s NOOMA videos for 9Marks Ministries.
Saudi Arabia Bans Red
Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any more weird.
Does the Bible Mandate Home Schooling
From the Pulpit Blog: “One of the primary passages used to defend this position (that home schooling is the biblical option) is Deuteronomy 6:5–9. In today’s post, we will examine that text from the standpoint of the home schooling discussion.”
February 12, 2008
Tuesday February 12, 2008 Lincoln and Divine Providence
John Piper points to an excellent article in WORLD magazine describing Abraham Lincoln’s path to embracing divine providence.
Music Awash in Booze and Drugs
“Their report on Monday showed a third of the songs had explicit references to substance abuse. And two-thirds of these references placed drugs, alcohol and tobacco in a positive light by associating them with sex, partying and humor.”
Seven Tough Questions to Ask your Friends
Stephen Altrogge has some questions to ask your [good] friends.
Another Review
Nauvoo Pastor reviews my book.
An Interview with Daniel Wallace
Justin Taylor has an interview with Daniel Wallace. Wallace describes a particularly bizarre period in his life!
February 11, 2008
Monday February 11, 2008 Discerning the Call to Ministry
Dr. Mohler offers some useful advice to discerning whether a person has been called to the ministry.
Fetal Twins Save Mom’s Life
This is almost too amazing to be true. “Twins save mom’s life by kicking tumor loose from cervix.”
Fetal Pain
Matthias Media points to an interesting but disturbing article in the New York Times.
February 07, 2008
Thursday February 7, 2008 Updates on Union University
Timmy Brister has a rundown on all of the post-tornado happenings at Union University.
Church Calendars, Etc
Sean Michael Lucas has an interesting article dealing with “Church Calendars, Scriptural Authority, and Liberty of Conscience.” Presbyterians will probably like it a bit more than Baptists…
February 06, 2008
Wednesday February 6, 2008 Cherishing Your Marriage
This is the beginning of what looks like a promising series over at the CBMW blog.
Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Amazon has the DVD of “Beyond the Gates of Splendor” on sale at the moment.
Highlights from T4G ‘06
In the coming weeks, over at the Together for the Gospel blog, you’ll find highlights from the ‘06 conference.
The Recycling Myth
Here is an interesting article for those who believe that Sweden has an ideal recycling program (and one other nations should emulate).
Evangelist Bill Piper
Here you can listen to or read John Piper’s biographical tribute to his father.
February 05, 2008
Tuesday February 5, 2008 A Free Song from Passion
At Jesusfreakhideout you can (legally) download a free track from the latest Passion CD (which releases today).
Ted Dekker Books on Sale
For the entire month of February Ted Dekker’s official site is offering most of his books at 60% off.
The Altar of Cynicism
“The Altar of Cynicism” is a good little article from the current issue of Tabletalk Magazine.
Theology Network
Theology Network is a newly launched site that looks as if it may be worthy of a bookmark.

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