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October 02, 2007
Tuesday October 2, 2007 The New Gay
An interesting article at the Oxford University Press blog says “Christian is the new gay.”
Christians in the NFL
ESPN covers Christians and the NFL (while focusing on Jon Kitna).
Baggage Handlers
Phil Johnson provides photo evidence proving why you should always travel carry-on only.
Ten Among the Top
Lydia shares some of her favorite authors and their best works.
September 27, 2007
Thursday September 27, 2007 Reformation21
The new edition of Reformation21 is now available.
Live from Mongolia
A local pastor is in Mongolia (of all places) teaching pastors there. At his blog you’ll find a fascinating journal of his travels. (HT:PM)
What Piper Said
John Piper shares what he said at his granddaughter’s funeral yesterday. Continue to pray for Abraham, Molly and the family!
World Gone Mad
Further proof that the world has gone mad.
September 26, 2007
Wednesday September 26, 2007 Interview with Leland Ryken
Alex Chediak has begun a review with Dr. Leland Ryken concerning the Literary Study Bible which he edited along with his son Phil Ryken.
Interview with Iain Campbell
Meanwhile, Martin Downes interviews Iain Campbell and discusses “the importance of a preacher’s relationship to Christ, and a Word centred ministry, as the antidote to error and the remedy for those in error.”
FastCompany has the remarkable story of a 17 year-old girl who rakes in $70,000 per month through her web site.
September 25, 2007
Tuesday September 25, 2007 Cruel Logic
Brian Godawa illustrates the importance of absolute values in an intense short film I stumbled across yesterday.
Tullian’s Smaller List of Books
In response to my post a few days ago, “A Small List of Good Books,” some have asked me to provide a smaller list of books geared more specifically toward helping a young Christian grow in their understanding and application of the Christian faith.
Piper on Pre-Order
Logos just announced the prepublication of the John Piper Sermon Manuscript Library. Jacob Hantla explains why we should be excited.
More Must-Read Mohler
Al Mohler posts on “Arrested Development and the Civilizational Crisis.”
Homeless on Tuesday
I happened upon this blog yesterday and enjoyed it a great deal. It tells the story of what’s happening at a ministry serving the poor and the homeless.
September 24, 2007
Monday September 24, 2007 Felicity Margaret Piper
John Piper has requested prayer on behalf of his son, Abraham, who heads up content on the Desiring God blog, and on behalf of Abraham’s wife Molly. Felicity was due to be born this week but was stillborn on Saturday night. “This seems so preventable. By God and by man. Yes. So easy. But neither man nor God prevented this. Man, because he did not know it was happening. God, because he has his wise and loving reasons that we wait to learn with tears and trust.”
Movabletype 4 vs Wordpress 2.3
Jesse gives bloggers ten good reasons to upgrade to Movabletype 4 rather than Wordpress 2.3.
Not in Love with Jesus
John Stackhouse is not in love with Jesus.
Family Integrated Churches
Jim Hamilton shares a Q & A on family integrated churches.
Warnock on Owen
Adrian Warnock is expending a lot of effort in blogging through some John Owen.
September 21, 2007
Friday September 21, 2007 Blog Appraisals
Timmy Brister has a good (if subjective) word to say about appraising blogs.
The Qur’an
The Pulpit blog considers the Qur’an and its source.
The Soaring Loonie
Just five years ago a Canadian dollar was worth only 60% of a US dollar. Today they are at par. Is Canada’s dollar climbing…or is the American dollar falling?
Books in Prison
Doug Groothuis mentions a Prison Fellowship article about religious books being banned from prisons.
September 20, 2007
Thursday September 20, 2007 Paul Needs a New Church
Paul, my pastor, says he needs a new church…
Dying with Debt
Jim Elliff says, “I’ve been troubled by the debt load that many believers are currently experiencing. Things are not getting any better overall, and many are suffering from over-extension. Here is some simple advice I hope will provide impetus for change in many families.”
Disaster Proof Your Ministry
Don Whitney will conduct this session at the conclusion of Omaha Bible Church’s annual conference.
September 19, 2007
Wednesday September 19, 2007 Baptism, Church Membership, and Graduation
This blog has an interesting story told in a gracious way showing how the relationship is between baptism and church membership. (HT: Thabiti)
Weird Story of the Day
A married couple who didn’t realise they were chatting each other up on the internet are divorcing.
Transracial Adoption and the Gospel
Dan Cruver has a great interview with Thabiti Anyabwile. They discuss transracial adoption. (HT:JT)
The New Normal
A fascinating article in the Ottawa Citizen talks about how births involving medical intervention are the new but unnecessary normal.
September 18, 2007
Tuesday September 18, 2007 Messages on Heaven and Hell
A few days ago I posted a review of Edward Donnelly’s book on heaven and hell. The original messages the book was based on are available here (1997 and 1995).
Persecution in Azerbaijan
A reader sent along this story of a Baptist pastor imprisoned in Azerbaijan for holding “illegal religious meetings.”
Evangelicals and the Environment
The latest SaidatSouthern podcast features Dr. Gregg Allison talking about evangelicals and the environment.
September 17, 2007
Monday September 17, 2007 Pastors and Evangelism
A recent article at Pastors.com does a good job of challenging pastors to take the lead in evangelism.
CBMW Redesigned
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood recently relaunched a new version of their web site. There are tons of great resources at the site.
Rule of Thumbs
An article in the Washington Post discusses “love in the age of texting.” “Looking back, I see that relationship as the embodiment of how technology is slowly killing romance. It’s draining the courting out of courtship.” (HT: Josh Harris)
Beautiful Libraries
Reformed Geek recently posted a link to a compendium of some of the world’s most beautiful libraries.