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September 12, 2007
Wednesday September 12, 2007 Do Sports Build Character?
Looking at an abundance of evidence in major league sports, Anthony Bradley has determined that sports do not build character.
Portable Sounds
Christianity Today is in the midst of a series looking at how the Internet and the digital revolution are changing the way we listen, purchase, and even learn about new music.
Abandoning Islam
Muslims in Holland are fighting for the right to abandon Islam without facing a death sentence.
On the Reading of Books
Dr. Mohler reposts a good article about reading.
September 11, 2007
Tuesday September 11, 2007 How Kids Think
How Kids Think is a project of God’s World Publications, the publisher of WORLD Magazine. They invite you to participate in research of what it means to teach children from a biblical worldview in a postmodern world.
God, Politics, Politicians
Al Mohler asks and answers “How are we to think about the religious commitments of political candidates? Are their actual beliefs off-limits in terms of public policy?”
Three 9/11’s
John Piper writes about three 9/11’s we need to know.
Literary Study Bible
ESV has opened a new web site for the Literary Study Bible.
September 10, 2007
Monday September 10, 2007 Book Lover’s Chair
Here’s a chair for the book lover in your life. “Bookinist is a mobile reading chair, with enough built-in storage to hold 80 of your favorite books nearby.”
Teen Suicide Rates
CBS has the sad news that suicide rates among teenage girls is on the rise. “The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls spiked 76 percent, a disturbing sign that federal health officials say they can’t fully explain.”
Interview with Bryan Chapell
Preaching Today has an interview with Bryan Chapell on the subject of expository preaching.
September 07, 2007
Friday September 7, 2007 200 Years of Mission in China
John Piper celebrates God’s goodness at the 200th anniversary of the first missionary landing in China.
Ikea Hacking
The NY Times has an article about an interesting form of entertainment I had never heard of: Ikea hacking. People buy Ikea furniture and “hack” it into more interesting forms.
At Boundless, Alex Chediak looks at the idea of competition and its ramifications for Christians.
September 06, 2007
Thursday September 6, 2007 D. James Kennedy
I’m sure you’ve heard by now of the death of D. James Kennedy. Dr. Mohler has a reflection on his life. John MacArthur also reflects on Kennedy’s homegoing.
A Life Well Lived
Carolyn McCulley reflects on a life well lived. “Last Friday, Madonna passed away. She had battled breast cancer for six years. Actually, she had more than just battled cancer—she thrived in the midst of it.”
A New Song
Bob Kauflin is giving away a free song (and a good one too!) written and performed by Will Pavone (formerly of Circadian Rhythm).
For the World War 2 Enthusiasts
Anyone with an interest in World War 2 will want to check out Dr. Mohler’s latest post for tips on a couple of books that look particularly interesting.
A Theology of Hugging
Richard Mouw moves towards a theology of hugging.
September 05, 2007
Wednesday September 5, 2007 A New Altrogge
Congratulations to Stephen and Jen Altrogge on the birth of Charis Marie yesterday at 8 AM.
Would You Buy a Pocket O.T.?
At “The Road to Emmaus” Chad asks, “Would you buy a pocket Old Testament?” “Growing up in a Christian environment where biblical literacy was low on the priority list, the Old Testament was virtually non-existent in my life.”
Top Ten Needs of a Theological School
Michael Haykin answers the question “What are the top ten most important things for founding a theological institution for training pastors?”
Together for the Gospel
Alex Chediak shares some unique marketing for the upcoming Together for the Gospel conference.
September 04, 2007
Tuesday September 4, 2007 Everything I Want to Do is Illegal
Josh Sowin points to an interesting article about a farmer who “can’t slaughter his own animals, collaborate marketing with neighbors, charge for farm tours, or build the house he wanted without government interference”
New City, New Blog
New City Presbyterian Church, home of Tullian Tchividjian, now has a blog.
Day of Rest
Colin shares ten commandments that help him maximize his day off.
August 31, 2007
Friday August 31, 2007 Mother Teresa’s Redemption
Rick Phillips has written a great article about Mother Teresa and the meaning behind the revelations of her crisis of faith. It’s a must read!
Interview with Steve Lawson
I just stumbled upon this—John Hendryx of Monergism interviewing Steve Lawson.
Sale at WTS Books
Westminster Books is having a sale on some good commentaries.
Shepherds’ Conference
Registration for the Shepherds’ Conference opens next week. It’s likely to fill fast, so get your pastor to sign up ASAP. Looks like Phil Johnson got a promotion to keynote this year!
August 30, 2007
Thursday August 30, 2007 Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith
Dr. Mohler writes about Mother Teresa’s recently-revealed crisis of faith and discusses the importance of having faith in Christ, not faith in faithfulness.
Does God Author Sin?
At the Desiring God blog Dave Mathis is using John Frame’s “Doctrine of God” to answer the question.
Interview with Gary Johnson
Martin Downes has an interview with Gary Johnson, editor of “By Faith Alone.” He asks about Federal Vision, New Perspective on Paul, and other important issues.
August 29, 2007
Wednesday August 29, 2007 Reading Classics Together
A reminder to those who will be reading “Holiness” with us that we’ll be discussing the Introduction tomorrow.
A Great Reformed Evangelist Retires
Rick Phillips brings an interesting perspective to the retirement of D. James Kennedy.
The reviewers at “Christianity Today” (who are often pretty tough to please) give five stars to the latest release by Caedmon’s Call.
9Marks on Race and Church
Thabiti provides a roundup of the content of the latest 9News ejournal.