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April 02, 2007

Monday April 2, 2007

Church: BBC has an interesting article tied to a documentary about America’s most hated family (the Phelps “God Hates Fags” family).

Humor: The ladies of GirlTalk share a great little video clip.

Book: At Beginning with Moses you can get a deal on “Pierced for our Transgressions,” an important book dealing with the doctrine of penal substitution.

Humor: Following up on last week’s strange Google map, here is one that is bound to get you in big trouble.

Church: The Christian Post says Christians were pleasantly surprised by the recent Time cover story about teaching the Bible in public schools.

March 30, 2007

Friday March 30, 2007

Books: From Road to Emmaus comes a worthwhile tip about getting books cheaply.

Humor: Check out step twenty in this Google map plotting the route from Chicago to London.

Theology: Jeremy Pierce on the long history of people who believed in inerrancy (HT: JC).

Preaching: Adrian concludes his series on preaching.

Technology: Doug posts an ode to his spell checker.

Reminder: Don’t forget about Testimony Tuesday if you are a blogger!

March 29, 2007

Thursday March 29, 2007

Church: Has anyone heard of these, dad and daughter purity balls?

Book: James White’s new book, written and published in just 30 days, is just about ready.

Gadget: I want one of these. I’m sure you do too.

Du Jour: John Piper writes about things his father learned.

Religion: ABC asks whether having God on a person’s side makes a difference in justifying war.

Photos: Dan Cruver has begun an interesting photo collection.

March 28, 2007

Wednesday March 28, 2007

Conference: Alistair Begg has a quick note for those attending The Basics conference in May.

Jesus: Here is a long and thorough statistical analysis of the Jesus Family Tomb.

Photos: Some gay professional activists protested at Southern Seminary a couple of days ago (story). Denny Burk has some photos.

Quote: Joshua Sowin has a fascinating quote about corporations preying on kindness to further their own ends.

Children: The New York Times notes a study that links day care with poor behavior in children.

Books: Justin is posting some excerpts from David Powlison’s essay, “I Am Motivated When I Feel Desire,” from his book, “Seeing With New Eyes.”

March 27, 2007

Tuesday March 27, 2007

RIP: A sad story, but one with a moral.

Relationships: Carolyn McCulley points out that “Boundless” has a good article dealing with misplaced trust.

Books: Another take on the bestselling “The Secret.” This one comes courtesy of Al Mohler.

Review: Marni Chediak reviews Mark Steyn’s “America Alone.”

Photographs: Amazing photos of an accident.

Cool: For when you need to find just the perfect color.

March 26, 2007

Monday March 26, 2007

Music: C.T. has a long and interesting article about the Passion movement.

Science: Discover has several articles featuring twenty things you didn’t know about a variety of topics. How about this: “A pair of brown rats can produce as many as 2,000 descendants in a year if left to breed unchecked.” Shudder.

Books: Ray Fowler points to John Calvin lite. The Rev. William Pringle assembled his ‘One Hundred Aphorisms, Containing, Within a Narrow Compass, the Substance and Order of the Four Books of the Institutes of the Christian Religion.’” It looks like a good way of getting an overview of the Institutes.

Du Jour: An interesting look at what it will mean to be a senior as the baby boomers hit retirement.

March 23, 2007

Friday March 23, 2007

Du Jour: Lydia has a very good article about “Modesty and Other Women’s Husbands.” What she says applies to other men’s wives as well.

Entertainment: Here is another one for the American Idol fan. Turns out another contestant is a worship leader and four of the finalists claim to be believers.

Weird: For the liberated man, how about changing your last name instead of making your wife change hers?

Books: Fun facts about the 1000 most common books found in libraries.

Quotes: Paul shares some quotes from Tony Campolo.

Humor: Football site Fanball describing Eli Manning’s recent engagement. “We assume Manning threw the ring five feet over McGrew’s head, got a sour look on his face, hung his head, and then trotted over to the couch. Oh, and congrats Eli!” Gotta love the sports world.

March 22, 2007

Thursday March 22, 2007

Film: This site has a list of the web’s best free documentaries. You’ll have to choose with care, of course, but it looks like there are some good ones there.

Media: 8 of 10 Americans agree that there is too much sex, violence and profanity on TV.

Conference: I have updated the list of Reformed conferences. There are a lot coming up in the next few weeks!

Church: Benny Hinn’s organization is laying off employees because they are going to outsource their call center, including the prayer request line. Click here and scroll down.

Du Jour: In case you missed it, this article by Piper is a must-read.

March 21, 2007

Wednesday March 21, 2007

Weird: Animal rights activists in Germany want to kill a baby bear rather than have him “brought up suffering the humiliation of being treated as a domestic pet.”

Church: Trevin Wax asks some good and interesting questions about multi-site churches.

Humor: Cute. And funny.

Debate: Al Gore has been challenged to a debate. I’ve got a shiny nickel that says he won’t accept the challenge because that would be to admit that some people disagree with him.

Film: The Nativity Story is now available on DVD. Christianity Today discusses why it flopped.

Iraq: An interesting perspective on the Kurdish portion of Iraq.

Du Jour: Mark Dever reflects on two painful lessons.

Books: The New Attitude blog has a good article on how to recommend books without ruining souls.

Humor: Maybe sheep aren’t as dumb as we thought.

March 20, 2007

Tuesday March 20, 2007

Music: Here’s one for the American Idol fan.

Politics: As the war in Iraq enters its fifth year, Joe Carter posts ten things we’ve forgotten about the war.

Debate: Has anyone watched this debate between Alister McGrath and Peter Atkins?

Weird: A Catholic Church in Germany is collecting money to support the building of a local mosque.

Music: Curtis Allen (aka “Voice”) has published a great article with Boundless.

Homosexuality: Al Mohler has clarified some of his comments about homosexuality and has responded in brief to some critics.

Books: An interesting and (I believe) secular review of the bestselling book “The Secret.”

Photography: This is an interesting photo essay.