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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.
September 14, 2007
Friday September 14, 2007 Mohler’s Motives and Ministry
Hershael York has written an interesting defense and appreciation of the ministry of Dr. Mohler.
Signed by Chantry
You’ll have to act quickly as Steve Burlew of Banner of Truth is offering signed copies of Walter Chantry’s new book “David: Man of Prayer, Man of War”—but only until noon.
The Gospel in 6 Minutes
Here’s a good one to bookmark because sooner or later you’ll want to send it to someone: John Piper presents the gospel in 6 minutes.
Fighting for Pentacles
A coalition of Wiccan organizations has won the right to have the symbol of their faith—a pentacle—inscribed on government-issued tombstones and grave markers.
September 13, 2007
Thursday September 13, 2007 Vintage Jesus
Crossway has posted the cover and description for Mark Driscoll’s first book of 2008 (rumor has it he has 5 or 6 due for release). This one is called “Vintage Jesus” and deals with apologetics.
How Not to Measure Temperature
A reader who works for an environmental agency sent along this fascinating study showing why temperatures in some parts of the world seem to be rising.
“In A Little While” Review
Paul has a review of Stephen and Mark Altrogge’s CD “In a Little While.”
Christian Yoga
John MacArthur and Doug Pagitt were recently guests on a program dealing with yoga. They didn’t say much but what MacArthur did say is worth reading.
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.