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November 20, 2007
Tuesday November 20, 2007 Phillip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass”
Several people have expressed concern to me about the upcoming film “The Golden Compass.” A couple of years ago IV Press published a book that may be of interest: “Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, His Dark Materials.”
Reformed Baptist Academic Press
Reformed Baptist Academic Press has just launched a new web site and is introducing two new books.
How to Mark a Book
“Thoughts on the Way” has just published Mortimer J. Adler’s helpful article on how to mark a book. A golden quote: “I contend, quite bluntly, that marking up a book is not an act of mutilation but of love.”
November 19, 2007
Monday November 19, 2007 An Anthill on Which to Die
Russell Moore doesn’t blog often, but when he does you really need to make sure you read it. His latest effort, dealing with ants, is no exception.
Rick Altizer - Pop Symphonies
Rick Altizer’s latest Scripture memory album features “strings, horns, pianos, walls of guitars, stacks of vocals…think Beatles with Beach Boy harmonies and Queen/George Harrison guitar solos.” (HT: RF)
R.C.’s Resource Recommendations
R.C. Sproul has some resource recommendations for you.
Justice, Saudi Style
“A court in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is punishing a female victim of gang rape with 200 lashes and six months in jail, a newspaper reported on Thursday.”
Interview with Steve Jeffery
Alex Chediak has a brief interview with one of the authors of “Pierced for our Transgressions.”
November 16, 2007
Friday November 16, 2007 Semester Missionaries Needed
“Lakeshore Baptist Church needs energetic college or seminary students willing to spend their Spring or Summer (2008) semester working in the relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts on the gulf coast.”
What Defines the Reformed Faith?
In response to a new movement of Reformed Catholic churches, R. Scott Clark affirms what makes the Reformed faith distinctive.
Why Complementarianism Gets a Bad Rap
Lydia explains.
Atheism for Children
Atheist Richard Dawkins says he is considering writing a book for children.
November 15, 2007
Thursday November 15, 2007 The Great November Giveaway
This is the last day you can enter the November giveaway right here at this site…
Buzzard on Bell
Justin Buzzard went out to see Rob Bell on his “The Gods Aren’t Angry” tour and brings an interesting report.
Reformed Conference Directory
I have done a long-overdue update to the Directory of Reformed Conferences.
Amy Has a Baby
Congratulations to Amy of Humble Musings fame on the birth of Elisabeth Hope.
November 14, 2007
Wednesday November 14, 2007 Sellings Books in the Church
Guest blogging at Gazing at Glory, J. A. Ingold, a deacon at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, recently provided a series about selling books in the church. There is good information here for any church!
When Nougat is More Meaningful Than God
Prodigal Jon writes about advertising and meaning. “So then, if the church is failing to provide meaning, what does that mean? What does that look like, why does it matter that millions of dollars is spent every year telling people nougat is more meaningful than God?”
Man Marries Dog
To atone for sin committed against dogs, a man in India, following advice given him, has now married a dog. After all, it’s the most obvious solution…
2008 Desiring God Pastor’s Conference
Registration for the 2008 Desiring God Pastor’s Conference is now open.
November 13, 2007
Wednesday November 13, 2007 Re:Greek
Re:Greek is a free online Greek tool for those that don’t have the software for your own personal Greek study. Formerly known as Zhubert, it is now affiliated with Resurgence (think Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll).
Readability Test
According to this readability test, my blog rates at a junior high level. Just wait until we get into some of the John Owen material…
The Bizarreness of Preaching
Paul reflects on the bizarre nature of preaching. “After telling the 8 year old in the car beside me that I was a pastor, his perplexed face looked at mine and he queried. “Well, what do you do the rest of the week?” So much for bonding with my kids classmates!”
November 12, 2007
Monday November 12, 2007 Not A Good Idea
If you need to start your Monday with a laugh, watch ESPN’s Rob Stone take on (with great bravado) the world’s hottest chili pepper.
Celebrate Your Spouse in Style
A good gift to give yourself this Christmas…
After A Conference…
IV Press’ blog offers the “Top Ten Things to Say on Returning Home with Conference Book Plunder.”
November 09, 2007
Friday November 9, 2007 Jim Elliff on Home Churches
Jim Elliff writes about some of the benefits of a home church model.
Weather Channel’s Founder
The founder of the Weather Channel says that global warming is the biggest scam in history. “In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling.”
Conference Audio
Unashamed Workman has a helpful roundup of audio files from the recent Expositors Conference with Steve Lawson and John MacArthur.
GodBlogCon Audio
Scriptorium is posting a roundup of audio files from this year’s God Bloggers Conference.
November 08, 2007
Thursday November 8, 2007 Amazing Grace DVD
The Nicene Council is offering the Amazing Grace:The History & Theology of Calvinism DVD (a must-have!) along with the study guide for only $19.99, but only from now until the end of the year.
Jesus the Evangelist
Pulpit Magazine reviews Richard Phillips’ excellent book “Jesus the Evangelist.” “This book is as precise as it is practical. It would be helpful for pastors preaching through John, and it would be helpful for Christians who want to study the way Jesus practiced evangelism.”
November 07, 2007
Wednesday November 7, 2007 Vote for Zach
Alex and Brett Harris want you to vote for Zach Hunter—a 15-year old abolitionist who is up for voting in a CNN Heroes Special Report.
Christians and Culture
Tullian Tchividjian has compiled a list of 20 books to read on Christians and culture.
Government Probing Televangelists
CBS News reports that a senate panel is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct.
With the Master
Susan Heck, whose new Bible study book for women has been endorsed by Martha Peace and Phil Johnson, now has a web site explaining what her book is all about.
Sinking Currency, Sinking Country
An interesting article at Yahoo Finance brings some perspective to the decline of the American dollar.