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October 16, 2007
Tuesday October 16, 2007 Becoming a Writer
Writing for Boundless, Candice Watters has some good advice for aspiring writers.
How Disney Cartoons Were Made
This classic video shows the remarkable way in which the old Disney cartoons were made.
Joel Osteen’s New Book
Brent writes that Joel Osteen’s new book should not be sold in Christian bookstores.
October 15, 2007
Monday October 15, 2007 Sermon Jams
A reader sent me a link to this site—Sermon Jams. It is the sermons of men like John Piper, Mark Driscoll and Josh Harris set to music.
60 Minutes on Osteen
In case you missed it (as I did), CBS summarizes the 60 Minutes story on Joel Osteen that included an interview with Michael Horton.
Joel Osteen and the Glory Story
And, on the same subject, Michael Horton posts a series of articles about Joel Osteen.
An Evangelical Declaration
Tullian Tchividjian posts news of an upcoming Evangelical Declaration written by Os Guinness, David Wells, Richard Mouw, and some others.
Jobs, Networking and the Church
Responding to the article I wrote about my brother, Dan Edelen writes about Jobs, Networking, and the Church.
October 12, 2007
Friday October 12, 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Never might the Nobel Prizes. Ray Fowler points to the far more interesting (and honestly won) Ig Nobel Prizes.
Become a Famous Blogger This cartoon shows you how to become a famous blogger.
A Religion Pro-Choicer
Stand to Reason blog talks about Hillary Clinton’s absolute commitment to a woman’s right to choose.
October 11, 2007
Thursday October 11, 2007 Rediscovering the Psalms
Bob Kauflin announced yesterday that the theme of the WorshipGod08 Conference will be “Rediscovering the Psalms.” He is looking for seminar ideas if you care to share some with him.
Praying Your Way Into the Pulpit
Colin writes about the importance of a pastor praying his way into the pulpit.
Westminster Assembly Poster
Reformation Art is now offering a beautiful color poster commemorating the work of the Westminster Assembly of Divines.
Interview with Ron Gleason
Martin Downes has an interesting interview with an old friend of mine (and my former pastor) Ron Gleason. They discuss fulfilling the ministry the Lord has given you.
October 10, 2007
Wednesday October 10, 2007 Books and Libraries
Dr. Mohler says, “We moderns tend to take books and libraries for granted, assuming that, at least since the invention of writing, all human beings have always enjoyed such access to the printed page. In reality the story is much different.”
Finding Reliable Men Thabiti is writing a series inviting “the pastors/elders out there to a conversation about finding and training faithful men for the task of leadership in the church.”
October 09, 2007
Tuesday October 9, 2007 The Mom Song
The ladies of Titus2Talk share “The Mom Song.”
Yummy Mommy
An article at Boundless Line discusses the “yummy mommy” trend in society: “You Can Be a Mom AND Look Like a Porn Star!”
Life Lessons from a Toothbrush
Lydia learns a lesson from a toothbrush (no, really!). “The biggest lesson I learned…is this—we in America need to get a life. We have become the world’s leading experts at turning the mundane into the major.”
Thou Mayest Kill
The Times has an article about churches using violent video games to draw youth.
October 08, 2007
Monday October 8, 2007 Interview With…Me?
The latest SaidatSouthern podcast is an interview with…me. We talked about my testimony, the gospel, blogging, and so on.
Babies For Sale
An article at the Daily Mail outlines the shocking story of the Chinese baby market.
How to Look at Art
Fred Sanders explains how to look at art. Maybe this can help a color blind guy like myself enjoy art museums…
October 05, 2007
Friday October 5, 2007 Interview with Donald Whitney
Irish Calvinist has posted an interesting interview with Donald Whitney.
An Edwards Sale
To celebrate the 304th birthday of Jonathan Edwards, the Desiring God store is offering Edwards-related material at a 30% discount.
BibleTech Conference
The BibleTech Conference looks interesting (and one I’d probably go to if it wasn’t on the far side of the continent!). “This two-day conference is designed for publishers, programmers, webmasters, educators, bloggers and anyone interested in using technology to improve Bible study.”
Infomation Overload
Justin writes some good words about the perils of information overload in a Web 2.0 world.
October 04, 2007
Thursday October 4, 2007 Vintage SGM Video
Carolyn McCulley has shared some vintage Sovereign Grace video.
Free Audiobook
ChristianAudio.com is offering a classic, “The Life of David Brainerd” by Jonathan Edwards, as their free download of the month.
Does God Love Whom He Does Not Save?
John MacArthur answers this question over at the Pulpit blog.
Pornography as Idolatry
Rick Phillips continues the discussion about pornography at Reformation21 with some very wise words. “My pastoral experience dealing with this issue has taught me that this issue is tied to a broader issue of idolatry that becomes practically an entire worldview of porn.”
October 03, 2007
Wednesday October 3, 2007 The Review Saga
Those who have been following the saga of my review of McLaren’s new book on Amazon (the review continues to be taken off the site) may be interested in knowing that I’ve tried posting it again (after re-writing it to ensure it fits within Amazon’s guidelines).
The Problem with Pornography
Carl Trueman says “the problem with pornography is the problem with culture.” He gives an interesting starting point for what could be a wider discussion.
Missional and Reformed
This winter’s conference at Westminster Seminary in California is titled “Missional and Reformed: Reaching the Lost and Teaching the Reached.”