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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!
December 20, 2007
Thursday December 20, 2007 An Interview with John MacArthur
This personal interview from Pulpit Magazine is a good opportunity to get to know John MacArthur just a bit better.
Straight Answers about Mormonism
After FoxNews posted answers to 21 questions about Mormonism, Rob Bowman critiqued those often less-than-lucid answers.
Abortions and Birth Weight
Suzanne Hadley comments on an interesting report about the connections between prior abortions and low birth weight.
The Kite Runner
Dr. Mohler has some interesting thoughts on the new movie “The Kite Runner.”
December 19, 2007
Wednesday December 19, 2007 Franky Plays Schaeffer Card, Again
At The Pearcey Report, Douglas Groothuis has an excellent review of Franky Schaeffer’s memoir “Crazy for God.”
Peter Jackson to Film The Hobbit
Here is some great news for Tolkien fans. Peter Jackson is about to begin production on The Hobbit and a sequel to The Hobbit. The first film is tentatively set for a 2009 release.
Indelible Grace V
Zach has a review of the new Indelible Grace CD.
3 Reasons to Memorize Scripture
Stephen Altrogge offers you three good reasons to memorize Scripture. Also, you can download one of Mark Altrogge’s Scripture memorization songs.
A Review of My Book
Pastor Wayne Layton has an early review of my book.
December 18, 2007
Tuesday December 18, 2007 A Shocking Expose
Here is a shocking (and funny) expose of what goes on in the name of internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church
A New Tabletalk
Ligonier’s Tabletalk Magazine is being reformatted for the new year. You can preview it at this link.
From the World’s Window
Brian has a good article about what the world sees of the visible church.
December 17, 2007
Monday December 17, 2007 Christmas Procrastinators
If you’re a Christmas procrastinator, you may want to keep in mind that today is the last day to qualify for Amazon’s free shipping. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I did nearly all of my Christmas shopping at Amazon this year!
Mohammed and Jack
The Telegraph reports that this year Mohammed is likely to surpass Jack as the most popular boys name in the U.K.
Remember Hanson?
Remember the band Hanson (of “MMMBop” fame)? Writing for Christianity Today, La Shawn Barber provides an update on the one-hit wonders who are now aged 27, 24 and 22.

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