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March 31, 2008
Monday March 31, 2008 Should We Call it Quiet Time?
David Powlison writes about personal worship and whether or not we should call it “quiet time.”
Don Cherry’s Favorite Left-Wing Kook
Your enjoyment of this video may depend on your knowledge of Canada. But it’s fun for those who know this country!
Dan Kimball on New Emergent Book
Dan Kimball has posted some thoughts on the new book “Why We’re Not Emergent.”
Who Says What’s Christian Music?
Here is an interesting article about which music gets to be declared “Christian” and which does not. “If you don’t want to play the game (regardless of clearly Christian content), you will not be sold through us; and if you do play our game, denying the Trinity is just fine.”
Williams Syndrome Blog
Paul has begun a blog called “Williams Syndrome Web Watch: Resources and updates from the Web on Williams Syndrome.”
March 28, 2008
Friday March 28, 2008 Isaiah 53
Here’s an interesting and creative take on Isaiah 53.
Narnia Interrupted?
Please say it ain’t so! “…studio suits seem to be cooling to the idea of producing movie versions of all seven of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books.”
The Leniency of Excommunication
I’ve long thought of excommunication as an act of mercy, but in this short post John Piper shows that it is also an act of leniency.
All About Deacons
Thabiti has a good post on the oft-overlooked office of deacon.
March 27, 2008
Thursday March 27, 2008 Band of Bloggers Registration
Band of Bloggers registration closes in just one week. If you are a blogger and are going to be at Together for the Gospel…it’s time to register!
Is Belief a Natural Phenomenon?
Dr. Mohler writes about a new effort called “Explaining Religion” that will attempt to prove that belief is purely natural.
Mohler Clear of Cancer
Speaking of Mohler, he just received the good news that a tumor removed during recent surgery is not cancerous. Praise God!
Huffington Post on Shane Claiborne
The Huffington Post recently had an article about Shane Claiborne and his new book “Jesus for President.”
Greek N.T. Manuscripts in Albania
Daniel Wallace has the rather fascinating tale of discovering and photographing a large series of New Testament manuscripts in Albania.
March 26, 2008
Wednesday March 26, 2008 My Book at Crosswalk
Crosswalk is currently featuring a chapter of my book at their site in case you’ve been interested in giving it a “trial run.”
R.C. Sproul and Ben Stein
Ligonier has posted video of R.C. Sproul interviewing Ben Stein about his new film dealing with Intelligent Design.
Monergism Books Free Gift
My friends at Monergism Books are offering a selection of free gifts with purchases this month (and decent gifts, at that).
Free Scripture Song
The Altrogges have posted another song to help you with Scripture memorization.
The Way of Wisdom
Alex Jordan, beginning with my review of John Eldredge’s book, has posted a good and concise overview of the “way of wisdom” approach to knowing and doing God’s will.
March 25, 2008
Tuesday March 25, 2008 I apologize that I offered no A La Carte yesterday. I was in Atlanta on business and only returned late last night.
T4G Promos
In case you are still undecided about going to T4G, here are some promos to whet your appetite.
Fit 2 Read
Here’s a blog that offers “Trustworthy, non-commercial Christian reflections on healthy, quality kid’s books.”
6 Months Gone at Easter Time
Abraham Piper shares a beautiful little poem written about his daughter.
March 21, 2008
Friday March 21, 2008 Arcing and Tracing
My brain hurts when I try to figure this stuff out. But Doug has some good information (and good links) about arcing and tracing passages of the Bible.
Pastor Killed by Goat
This is probably the oddest story you’re going to hear all day. “It was a very angry, belligerent, mean-spirited goat.”
His Last Friday Was His Best
Mark Altrogge explains.
Spontaneous Musical
Improv Everywhere does it again, this time with a spontaneous musical in a food court.
Has the Notion of Sin Been Lost?
USA Today asks the question in a recent article.
March 20, 2008
Thursday March 20, 2008 T4G - Final Call
Though registration for Together for the Gospel does not officially end for another ten days, spots are filling fast and only a few hundred are left. If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get registered.
Tim Keller at Google
Justin has a link to Keller’s recent talk (and the subsequent Q&A) at Google.
Toddlers and Worldview
At the Shepherd Press blog, Jay Younts is in the midst of a series dealing with worldview in children.
Mystery of the Missing Heat
“Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years.”
March 19, 2008
Wednesday March 19, 2008 Kidzui
I haven’t had time to look at it thoroughly, but Kidzui looks like an interesting program. It is essentially an internet browser for children and one that blocks unsafe content.
The Reformation and Mysticism
Here is a short but good essay on the Reformation and mysticism.
The Liberation of Restraint
Paul writes about the liberation of restraint that is evident not only in society but also in our own hearts.
March 18, 2008
Tuesday March 18, 2008 Keller the Bestseller
Tim Keller’s book “The Reason for God” has made it all the way to #7 on the New York Times list of bestsellers—quite an accomplishment for this kind of book! Don’t you think it’s time to read it?
Associating with Apostasy
Joe Carter says Obama’s biggest problem isn’t associating with his pastor but with his church’s awful theology.
In His Strength
Trillia has lowered the price on her “In His Strength” exercise CD (that features Sovereign Grace music totally remixed).
A Prayer to a Sovereign Lord
At Reformation21 is a beautiful prayer by John Leonard.
March 17, 2008
Monday March 17, 2008 Witnessing to a Thief
Here’s a story of an elderly woman who witnessed to a man trying to rob her (HT: Joe Carter)
The Condom Conspiracy
Joe Carter has an interesting take on the recent news that one in four female adolescents in the United States has some kind of sexually transmitted disease.
Book Bomb
If you are going to buy a copy of “Do Hard Things” by the Harris brothers, you may want to help them by buying it at Amazon on a certain day. Click for details.
The Tempter (in the child’s bedroom)
Al Mohler mentions a new report about the dangers inherent in having a television set in a child’s bedroom.