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June 28, 2007

Thursday June 28, 2007

Video: American Vision has an amusing video dealing with Sam Harris and other atheists.

Marriage: An article at Slate discusses the trouble with engagement rings. Sure it’s a kind of silly tradition, but I don’t think it’s a bad one!

Theology: Mark Dever has begun a series asking where all these Calvinists have come from.

Music: Bob Kauflin has posted the MP3 and chart for a new adaptation of the hymn “Hallelujah, What a Savior.”

June 27, 2007

Wednesday June 27, 2007

Books: As promised, all the books at the Desiring God store are a mere $5 today. Even John Piper thinks this is crazy. So go and lose yourself in a frenzy of consumerism. You won’t be sorry!

Photo: Though the text accompanying it is a little over the top, this photo tells a story that the media seems to be hiding.

Islam: The NY Times has an interesting article about the etiquette of Jihad.

Theology: The latest edition of the 9Marks eJournal is now available. It focuses on the gospel and challenges to it.

Technology: WSJ reviews the iPhone . “Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer”

June 21, 2007

Thursday June 21, 2007

Bible: BibleMapper is a really interesting program “that helps you quickly and easily create customized maps of the Holy Lands or study a particular period and aspect of Bible history.” It is available for free.

Contest: I have announced the winners of the Discerning Reader contest over at DR.

Blogs: 9Marks Ministries has just begun a new blog called Church Matters. I’m sure it’s going to prove worth a bookmark or the addition to your RSS reader.

Conference: Desiring God has opened registration to this year’s national conference “Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints.” Speakers are John MacArthur, Jerry Bridges, Randy Alcorn, Helen Roseveare and John Piper.

Media: I found this article an interesting perspective on the news, especially after recently reading “Amusing Ourselves to Death.”

Books: Monergism Books is having a sale on all Banner of Truth sets. This is your chance to get books by Owen, Edwards, Sibbes, etc for lower than ever before.

June 14, 2007

Thursday June 14, 2007

Books: At Desiring God you can find an excerpt from the conclusion of John Piper’s upcoming book on justification.

Music: Bob Kauflin has a long post about “New Songs, New CD’s, and a New Website.”

Music: Also in the world of music, you may be interested in Sing The Word, a series of CDs with Scripture memory verses for children set to diverse types of music.

People: John MacArthur is the second worst person in the world according to Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s “Countdown.”

Style: Christa Taylor designs modest clothes for girls and women that avoid the “modesty by wearing burlap sacks” mentality.

June 07, 2007

Thursday June 7, 2007

Interview: Adrian talks to the guys who wrote “Pierced for our Transgressions.”

Church: “Christianity Today” has an interesting slideshow that “shows hymnals from around the world, from a medieval codex to a not-yet-written Ghanian composition.”

Conference: The New Attitude blog has the content of a “spoken word meditation” done by Curtis Allen (a.k.a. Voice) on the topic of grace. Scroll down to the entry for Saturday, June 2.

Music: While on the subject of New Attitude, the CD introduced there, “Asleep in a Storm,” is available until June 15 for only $8. Read about it here.

Islam: By next year it is likely that Mohammed will be the most popular boys name in Britain.

June 01, 2007

Friday June 1, 2007

Church: Paul points to a foundation that looks to be doing amazing work.

Blogs: SaidatSouthern is a site featuring bloggers (students, faculty and alumni) connected to Southern Seminary.

Bible: BibleMemory.us, a great little Bible memorization aid, is now free.

Media: An interesting look at how magazine covers stretch the truth.

Du Jour: Little sister Susanna writes a great little article about a true friend.

Theology: Reformed Baptist Fellowship provides a take on the distinctives of Reformed Baptist theology.

May 31, 2007

Thursday May 31, 2007

Music: Mark Roberts has some interesting questions and reflections on the sheer convenience of downloading music from iTunes.

Music: While on the subject of music, the good folks at Sovereign Grace are offering a free song from an interesting new project called “Asleep in a Storm” which presents remixes of some of their songs. And even further on the subject of music, Mark and Stephen Altrogge will be releasing a new album later this summer. Should be a good one!

Humor: Terrifying.

Technology: I’m going to have to put one of these on my Christmas wishlist.

Education: Here is an interesting article suggesting “Oxford University should end its support for the homophobic, misogynist evangelicals at Wycliffe.”

Sports: David Fisher shares an interesting (and sad) story.

May 24, 2007

Thursday May 24, 2007

Conference: Various people, including this guy and this guy are bringing blog updates from the Gospel Coalition conference.

Justice: Sweet justice. “A Lakewood, Ohio, landlord has been ordered by a judge to house arrest in one of his derelict buildings until he makes the proper repairs.”

Theology: Julian is laying out the case for all-male eldership.

Books: CT has announced their 2007 book award winners. Mark Dever’s “The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made” earned an Award of Merit.

Photos: This site, offering thousands of free stock photos, is worth bookmarking.

May 17, 2007

Thursday May 17, 2007

Personal: I’m looking for some assistance from someone with good knowledge of PHP and from someone who has worked with Apache (and .htaccess in particular). If this is you, please hit the contact button up top and send me an email!

Humor: Summer reading.

Books:TIME” has an excerpt from Al Gore’s upcoming book “The Assault on Reason.” The book is described as “A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degration of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason.”

People: JT links to the announcement that Dr. White has resigned as president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Quote: Tim’s daughter commenting on a startling discovery: “Whatever I eat, my burps smell like that. Really!”

May 16, 2007

Wednesday May 16, 2007

Interview: At “Against Heresies” Martin has begun an interview with R. Scott Clark, Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary, California.

Film: The kid in me was thrilled to read this: “Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have teamed to produce a trilogy of Tintin feature films, with each director helming at least one of the features.”

Church: Andreas Kostenberger asks Gregg Allison (a former missionary to Italy, professor of Systematic Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an expert in Roman Catholic theology) whether or not Roman Catholics can sign the ETS doctrinal statement while remaining true to the Roman Catholic doctrine of Scripture and divine revelation. Sounds a tad dry but makes for good reading. (HT:JT)

Business: In case you want to know why web pages aren’t always cheap, read this. This also makes me realize why my sites are much cheaper than the ones produced by larger companies.