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August 06, 2008
Wednesday August 6, 2008 SCC on Larry King
Steven Curtis Chapman will appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” on Thursday, August 7 at 9pm Eastern Time. Denny Burk has the scoop. He also has video of Chapman on Good Morning America.
Chick-fil-A Shows Grace
“Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has decided not to press charges against two girls who caused $30,000 worth of damage to his home.”
Watching TBN
Michael Mckinley of the IX Marks blog recorded and watched a morning’s worth of TBN and makes some wry observations.
McCain Fights Back
Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit that McCain had a great moment a couple of days ago. Speaking at a motorcycle rally, “As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I’ll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day,”
Skeel on Solzhenitsyn
David Skeel has a short but powerful post on Solzhenitsyn.
Sleepless in America
“Whether we are chemically stimulating because we do not get enough sleep, or whether the caffeine itself is depriving us of precious rest, we are also sleeping less than ever before. Americans get an average of six and a half hours of sleep a night, a 25 percent drop since the early 1900s.”
August 05, 2008
Tuesday August 5, 2008 Aliens in Creation
Dr. Mohler has a good challenge for parents. “God reveals His glory in creation. How can we read the Psalms with insight if we never look and see that the heavens really are telling the glory of God? Something precious is lost when children — or adults — are alienated from the created world.”
Passing on Bad Reports
Tim Keller and David Powlison collaborate on an article dealing with passing along bad reports of other Christians.
New at Reformation Art
Reformation Art has some rare and interesting new prints available.
Me, Myself and I
Here is an article explaining why “I” is capitalized in English (and only in English).
August 04, 2008
Monday August 4, 2008 The BBQ Song
Rhett and Link are traveling across the U.S. sampling different regional foods. Their song about southern BBQ explains a thing or two about Southern eating.
Christians and Poverty
Ron Gleason is beginning what looks to be a good series on Christians and poverty.
Amazon Buys AbeBooks
You probably have to be a book geek to care, but Amazon has just purchased AbeBooks, a huge online seller of used books. This, of course, increases Amazon’s already firm grip on the online book market.
Historians: An Endangered Species?
This is a thought-provoking article about the way history (and historians) have been changing. “So, where does the truth lie? Are historians the repository of the nation’s past wisdom, essential policy wonks’ adjuncts? Or an endangered species in need of protection from today’s nasty, dumbed-down world?”
August 01, 2008
Friday August 1, 2008 Getting Old, Alone
From Boundless: “The reality of an aging, childless population is undeniable. How we care for them, however, is yet to be decided. Where some see tragedy, I see opportunity. The church is uniquely gifted to step in with compassionate care not only for the body in this life, but also for the spirit with a view toward the next.”
Up is going to be the next film from Pixar. You can see the first images from it here.
Brian Regan Fans, Rejoice!
Brian Regan, my favorite comedian, has a new DVD coming out soon. It’s available now for pre-order.
Oil Addiction
This little presentation brings to light some of the issues surrounding rising gas costs.
Down for Everyone?
Here is a helpful little utility for checking the status of a web site.
“Tactics” from STR
Stand to Reason is offering a weekly “Tactics” newsletter. “Each week you will receive a practical tactic lesson that will equip you and build your confidence to engage non-Christians in conversations about the most important topic possible their relationship to God.”
July 31, 2008
Thursday July 31, 2008 Internet Addiction on the Rise
“Internet addiction — an online-related compulsive behavior that interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones and work — is a psychological and behavioral problem that is spreading around the world, experts say.”
New at DR
Here is a list of the newest reviews over at Discerning Reader.
The Holiness of God
Next year’s Ligonier conference looks like it will be exceptional. It will focus on the holiness of God and will have feature a wonderful list of speakers.
July 30, 2008
Wednesday July 30, 2008 New from Sovereign Grace Music
Sovereign Grace Music has just released “Psalms.” You can listen to samples at this link or, if you click “Buy Now,” download a free song.
Feminizing the American Man
At the CBMW blog, Randy Stinson writes about the feminization of American males.
Wallpaper for your Computer
Here is a collection of August calendars to use as wallpaper for your computer.
The Andrew Fuller Center
Dr. Michael Haykin, a church historian who teaches at SBTS, has moved his blog to a new address.
Given a Shovel…
…Americans are digging themselves deeper into debt. This article at the NY Times is worth reading.
July 29, 2008
Tuesday July 29, 2008 New Third Day
Third Day’s new album (Revelation) releases today. You can listen to it in its entirety at JesusfreakHideout.
Free from John MacArthur
Travis has news of a free MacArthur book that can be yours.
Reduction or Elimination
Denny Burk comments on a recent episode “The Albert Mohler Program” where Russell Moore moderates a discussion between Tony Campolo and Robert George. They discuss strategies in regards to abortion.
Close to Copeland
An article at OneNewsNow details how those close to health and wealth preachers benefit as much as the preacher himself.
100 Months
An article from the BBC says that we may have only 100 months to avert catastrophic global warming. This blogger says “Proposals like these published in supposedly serious forums give credence to the concerns of the rest of us that climate change hysteria is just the latest justification for socialism.”
July 28, 2008
Monday July 28, 2008 Googled
“Googled,” a poem by Douglas Groothuis.
An Answer for our Hope
Here is a good account of a family relying on faith in the midst of tragedy.
To Bring Light into the World
The Times of London rips on all the adulation being given to the next President of the United States. “The anointed one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action - and a blessing to all his faithful followers…”
Don’t Waste Your Kids
Carolyn McCulley describes what sounds to be a very interesting sermon.
Jay Younts, blogging at the Shepherd Press blog, writes about children and sleep.
July 25, 2008
Friday July 25, 2008 Todd Bentley
An article at Baptist Press has some good background information about “revivalist” Todd Bentley.
Breaking Porn Addiction
David Powlison, writing at the CCEF site, has a very good article about overcoming addiction to pornography.
Media Donations
Here’s something to keep in mind while watching media coverage of politics.
What Did Calvary Look Like?
Justin Taylor interviews Leen Ritmeyer who was consulted during the creation of the ESV Study Bible. He is considered “the world’s leading authority on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.”
Al Gore’s Doomsday Clock
A writer for WSJ says, “A more interesting question is why Mr. Gore remains believable. Perhaps people think that facts ought not to count against a man whose task is to raise our sights, or play Cassandra to unbelieving mortals.”
Teen Pregnancy
Dr. Mohler writes about the glamorizing of teen pregnancy.
July 24, 2008
Thursday July 24, 2008 T4G Slideshow
Together for the Gospel has released a great slideshow from the T4G 08 Conference. It is set to “How Sweet and Awful Is the Place.”
The Spirit of Revival
At the Ligonier blog we’re serializing a great bit of writing from R.C. Sproul. He writes about revival and how we can distinguish between true and false revival. It is a great read when so much talk about supposed revival is in the news.
Faith-Based Currency
A good article by Ron Paul addresses fiat currency. “Some are blaming the recent shakeup in the markets to “whining” or financial fear-mongering, which misses the whole point. History has shown that fiat money, or “faith-based currency” always fails, because when governments claim this power, they always behave irresponsibly.”
Rick Warren’s Presidential Forum
Rick Warren is defending his decision to hold a Presidential forum at his church despite the fact that it is co-sponsored by “the liberal social justice group Faith in Public Life, whose board president is Meg Riley, a Unitarian Universalist minister who previously ran the denomination’s homosexual advocacy office.”
Watching Joel Osteen
Sean Michael Lucas gives some good reflections on what makes Joel Osteen so popular.