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January 21, 2008
Monday January 21, 2008 Dr. Mohler Reviews My Book
Dr. Mohler has posted a quick review of my book.
Church Discipline
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article critical of the practice of church discipline.
Hershael York Replies
Pastor Hershael York, who was interviewed for the WSJ article, calls it a hatchet job. “The article is tantamount to being against spanking because some parents abuse their children, or criticizing ‘time out’ because some parents lock their children in the basement.”
January 18, 2008
Friday January 18, 2008 10 Reasons the USA Could Beat Up Canada
Stephen Altrogge provides ten reasons that the U.S. could beat up Canada.
Top 10 Reasons Stephen is Wrong
Paul responds to Stephen.
Tom Brady on Emptiness
Zach has a link to an interesting 60 Minutes interview with Tom Brady where he admits, even after three Superbowls, that there just has to be more to life…
Instructing a Child’s Heart
At YouTube you’ll find a video of Tedd Tripp discussing his forthcoming follow-up to Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Josh Buice’s Review
Josh Buice recently published a review of my book.
January 17, 2008
Thursday January 17, 2008 10 Things Not to Say
Here are ten things not to say in the final weeks of pregnancy (HT: Amy).
John Adams: The Film
This HBO mini-series looks excellent. It’s a film adaptation of McCullough’s biography of John Adams. It’s coming this March (and will hopefully make it to DVD not too long after).
Bible.org Redesigned
Bible.org, a site filled with excellent resources, has recently undergone a very nice redesign.
Go to the Ant
On YouTube is a remarkable video from the Science Channel showing an expansive ant colony and describing the work it took to make it.
Help Tullian
Tullian is posting excerpts of the book he’s working on and is looking for outside input.
January 16, 2008
Wednesday January 16, 2008 The True Meaning of Headship
The CBMW blog is beginning a series dealing with headship and the word “kephale.” If you’ve ever discussed issues of headship you know this question always arises!
It’s not just the students who cheat anymore. Now the schools are cheating too.
John Divito’s Review
John Divito recently posted a review of my book.
An article at Christianity Today discusses the positives and negatives of internet dating.
January 15, 2008
Tuesday January 15, 2008 The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir
Carolyn McCulley shares an excerpt of her forthcoming book that discusses the legacy of the woman who began feminism’s second wave.
Jake Hunt’s Review
Jake Hunt has a review of my book. He’s got music playing in the background, so turn your speakers down if that’s a problem!
The Heart or the Head?
Boundless Magazine is running an excerpt from my book this morning. It looks at whether discernment is something intuitive or something that requires serious thought.
Church / State Showdown
AlterNet has an interesting article summarizing the situation with Sen. Charles Grassley’s probe into the spending habits of certain ministries.
January 14, 2008
Monday January 14, 2008 Evangelists Lament Calvinism
An interesting article at Baptist Press—”[Calvinism] gives them an excuse not to do evangelism.”
There is Hope
What can you say about this?
Russian Couple Reunited After 60 Years
An interesting story out of Russia about a couple who were married but were forced apart only to rediscover each other by change sixty years later.
Reasons to Read
Colin gives you lots of reasons to read good books.
I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up
Phil Johnson begins a promising series dealing with human depravity. “Again and again we see that those who have embraced these truths of original sin and human depravity have been used by God in tremendous ways, while those who have resisted or rejected these truths have made shipwreck of the faith.”
January 11, 2008
Friday January 11, 2008 Guidance on Guidance
Lydia turns to Ray Pritchard who provides some biblical wisdom based on four myths about God’s guidance (-5 points to me for such an awkward sentence).
Crossway Stands Behind Me
Marc over at Purgatorio shares with the world the title and subject of my next book. It’s not what you were expecting (then again, it’s not what I was expecting either).
Tabletalk on C.S. Lewis
This month’s Tabletalk Magazine (now available online!) focuses on C.S. Lewis. I particularly enjoyed an article by Leland Ryken about how to read Lewis (see page 18).
January 10, 2008
Thursday January 10, 2008 A Prince Caspian Wishlist
C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown shares his “Prince Caspian” wishlist as he anticipates this summer’s movie release.
Purgatorio Returns
At long last the satirical site Purgatorio has returned from hiatus. And there was much rejoicing.
Can You Respect Him?
At Making Home there is a good article about the importance of respect. “When we focus solely on love, we too often miss this more important biblical command… that we, as wives, are to respect our husbands.” (HT:Amy)
January 09, 2008
Wednesday January 9, 2008 The Pyro Review
One of the Pyromaniacs has written a review of my book.
Chinese Abortion Case
“A Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion despite being nine months pregnant is suing the authorities for their actions.”
SWAT officers take 11-year-old at gunpoint
Here is an odd story from WND: “Nearly a dozen members of a police SWAT team in western Colorado punched a hole in the front door and invaded a family’s home with guns drawn, demanding that an 11-year-old boy who had had an accidental fall accompany them to the hospital.”
Medical Myths Doctors Believe
Researchers attempt to understand why we believe myths such as: People only use 10 percent of their brains, hair and fingernails continue to grow after we die, and eating turkey makes you sleepy.
Scripture Memory Song
The Altrogges offer another free Scripture memorization song.
January 08, 2008
Tuesday January 8, 2008 Helpless vs. Hopeless
The Delorenzoflyer is the blog of a missionary working in East Africa. It provides perspective on the recent uproar in Kenya.
The New Voice of the Abortion Debate
Dr. Mohler says “A new voice is emerging in the abortion debate, and this voice is a powerful witness to the tragedy of killing the unborn. This voice is the voice of the fathers of abortion.”
Muslim American Women
“Domestic violence among Muslims has long straddled a blurry line between culture and religion, but now scattered organizations founded by Muslim American women are creating a movement to define it as an unacceptable cultural practice.”