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October 22, 2007
Monday October 22, 2007 The Better Hour
From Alex Chediak comes news of an interesting (and potentially lucrative) contest for high schoolers.
Willow Creek Repents—Kind of
Phil Johnson has some interesting things to say on the unfolding Willow Creek “repentance.”
When She Nods
Dr. Mohler points to an article that shares some helpful advice about communication with the fairer sex. “Ahhh … so when she nods it means something different? This is useful.”
October 19, 2007
Friday October 19, 2007 Fish in a Tree
An article in the Daily Mail discusses one of God’s more remarkable creations—the mangrove killifish.
Paul Wants to Hug You
And if you come to Grace this Sunday, he will!
Grudem Votes for Romney
“As an evangelical professor of Bible and theology, I have decided to support Mitt Romney for President (even though he is a Mormon) for two old-fashioned reasons: First, he is the best-qualified candidate, and second, he holds moral and political values consistent with those in the Bible.”
Keller Wrote a Book
Tim Keller has written a book and has written a bit about it on his church’s site. (HT: Half the blogosphere)
October 18, 2007
Thursday October 18, 2007 As Good As It Gets
Phil Johnson shares a great anecdote from the life of Johnnie MacArthur (grandson of John MacArthur).
Reformation Polka
…since Reformation Day is coming.
Secrets of Contentment
John MacArthur is writing about the secrets of contentment in a series over at Pulpit blog.
October 17, 2007
Wednesday October 17, 2007 Of First Importance
Of First Importance is a blog that each day provides one quote “to help you live in the good of the gospel.”
Cell Sin
Reflecting on a vacation this summer, Mark Driscoll joins the growing number of bloggers writing about the importance of fasting from technology.
Delivered by Grace
“If our Savior told the disciples to go into all the world and teach people the gospel, why do churches and individuals find it so difficult to do in our present day?” Josh Buice provides five reasons.
Shepherding a Church’s Culture
The men of church matters are having an interesting discussion about cultural matters than can disrupt a church. You’ll want to start reading here and then follow through the other articles.
Just Stop It!
This new counseling technique seems right to the point.
October 16, 2007
Tuesday October 16, 2007 Becoming a Writer
Writing for Boundless, Candice Watters has some good advice for aspiring writers.
How Disney Cartoons Were Made
This classic video shows the remarkable way in which the old Disney cartoons were made.
Joel Osteen’s New Book
Brent writes that Joel Osteen’s new book should not be sold in Christian bookstores.
October 15, 2007
Monday October 15, 2007 Sermon Jams
A reader sent me a link to this site—Sermon Jams. It is the sermons of men like John Piper, Mark Driscoll and Josh Harris set to music.
60 Minutes on Osteen
In case you missed it (as I did), CBS summarizes the 60 Minutes story on Joel Osteen that included an interview with Michael Horton.
Joel Osteen and the Glory Story
And, on the same subject, Michael Horton posts a series of articles about Joel Osteen.
An Evangelical Declaration
Tullian Tchividjian posts news of an upcoming Evangelical Declaration written by Os Guinness, David Wells, Richard Mouw, and some others.
Jobs, Networking and the Church
Responding to the article I wrote about my brother, Dan Edelen writes about Jobs, Networking, and the Church.
October 12, 2007
Friday October 12, 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Never might the Nobel Prizes. Ray Fowler points to the far more interesting (and honestly won) Ig Nobel Prizes.
Become a Famous Blogger This cartoon shows you how to become a famous blogger.
A Religion Pro-Choicer
Stand to Reason blog talks about Hillary Clinton’s absolute commitment to a woman’s right to choose.
October 11, 2007
Thursday October 11, 2007 Rediscovering the Psalms
Bob Kauflin announced yesterday that the theme of the WorshipGod08 Conference will be “Rediscovering the Psalms.” He is looking for seminar ideas if you care to share some with him.
Praying Your Way Into the Pulpit
Colin writes about the importance of a pastor praying his way into the pulpit.
Westminster Assembly Poster
Reformation Art is now offering a beautiful color poster commemorating the work of the Westminster Assembly of Divines.
Interview with Ron Gleason
Martin Downes has an interesting interview with an old friend of mine (and my former pastor) Ron Gleason. They discuss fulfilling the ministry the Lord has given you.
October 10, 2007
Wednesday October 10, 2007 Books and Libraries
Dr. Mohler says, “We moderns tend to take books and libraries for granted, assuming that, at least since the invention of writing, all human beings have always enjoyed such access to the printed page. In reality the story is much different.”
Finding Reliable Men Thabiti is writing a series inviting “the pastors/elders out there to a conversation about finding and training faithful men for the task of leadership in the church.”
October 09, 2007
Tuesday October 9, 2007 The Mom Song
The ladies of Titus2Talk share “The Mom Song.”
Yummy Mommy
An article at Boundless Line discusses the “yummy mommy” trend in society: “You Can Be a Mom AND Look Like a Porn Star!”
Life Lessons from a Toothbrush
Lydia learns a lesson from a toothbrush (no, really!). “The biggest lesson I learned…is this—we in America need to get a life. We have become the world’s leading experts at turning the mundane into the major.”
Thou Mayest Kill
The Times has an article about churches using violent video games to draw youth.