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December 03, 2007
Monday December 3, 2007 8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Bible
Mark Altrogge offers eight great tips for getting more out of the time you spend reading your Bible.
Revising the Revisionists
Dr. Mohler has some commentary on a new article show that the Gospel of Judas was deliberately mis-translated in order to stir controversy.
Canada, A Home For the World
A friend is a finalist to propose a new unofficial motto for Canada. Do Deb a favor and vote for “Canada, A Home for the World.”
Hillary @ Saddleback
According to the Christian Post, Hillary Clinton’s recent appearance at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has helped soften evangelical attitudes towards her.
Interview With John Divito
Said at Southern has done a podcast with John Divito, a former Mormon who is now preparing to serve in Africa as a missionary specializing in counter cult apologetics..
November 30, 2007
Friday November 30, 2007 Taylor’s Death a Grim Reminder
Sports writer Jason Whitlock has an interesting (and perhaps courageous) article reflecting on the death of NFL player Sean Taylor.
Does a Computer Belong in a Crib?
Dr. Mohler says “There is something downright creepy about the thought of a toddler or preschooler who feels more at home in front of the computer screen than on the playground.”
15 Brilliantly-Timed Sports Photos
The title says it all.
November 29, 2007
Thursday November 29, 2007 Undercover Restorers
The Guardian has a great story about undercover restorers who secretly restore national artifacts.
Recent grads 3 times more likely to be Calvinists
That is a headline at Baptist Press.
Bob’s Book is Done
Congratulations to Bob Kauflin who, at long last, has finished writing and editing his book. It’s available now for pre-order at Amazon.
To Spank or Not To Spank
Ray Fowler has some good words about the difference between spanking and hitting or abuse.
November 28, 2007
Wednesday November 28, 2007 Books vs. Documents
An interesting article at Ars Technica explains why documents on e-readers cannot give the same experience as old-fashioned dead tree books.
Speed Bump
We need one of these in our neighbhorhood. You probably do too.
Harris on Dating and Courtship
Josh Harris offers some clarification on his views about dating and courtship.
Update on Saudi Justice
“A Saudi court will review the case of a teenage gang rape victim sentenced to jail and flogging after she was convicted of violating the country’s strict sex segregation laws.”
November 27, 2007
Tuesday November 27, 2007 SBC Building Bridges Conference
The SBC is currently having the Building Bridges conference. Plenty of bloggers are providing updates. If you’re interested, you may want to check in with Timmy Brister’s site as he is a good source for SBC news.
Anti-Religious Bigotry on Display
Justin Taylor writes about anti-religious bigotry that is on display in the mainstream media.
Gay and Homosexual
Stand to Reason makes the distinction between homosexual and gay. It is a good distinction to keep in mind. “While all gay people are also homosexual, not all homosexuals are gay.”
Interview with Theologian R. Scott Clark
Dan Cruver features an interview with Scott Clark on the subject of adoption.
November 26, 2007
Monday November 26, 2007 Last Chance to Buy and Win
Today marks the last day you can buy my book and qualify to win a $100 gift certificate. Click for more information.
The Decline of African American Theology
Thabiti Anyabwile’s new book is now available from the publisher. It shouldn’t be long before it hits Amazon and other resellers. I hope to have a review soon…
Prophet Sharing?
Russell Moore points to an interesting article by Peggy Noonan in which she “pleads with the American populace to get over the religion question” when it comes to Presidential candidates.
Man Who Grew Roots
Surely this can’t be true! And yet it’s all over the news…
November 23, 2007
Friday November 23, 2007 Interview with Paul Martin
Unashamed Workman continues his interview series, this time interviewing my favorite preacher, Paul Martin.
Inside the Mind of a Killer
At Creation Ministries is an interesting article about the recent Finnish high school shooting and the worldview of the killer.
BBC To Film Shakespeare
BBC aims to upstage its own classics by producing new versions of all 37 of the Bard’s plays. (HT: JC)
November 22, 2007
Thursday November 22, 2007 Contentment and Thanksgiving
John MacArthur offers some wisdom on the need to be content. “If you belong to Christ, like the apostle Paul you can and should learn the secret of a contented life.”
John Foreman’s “Fall” EP
Switchfoot fans will want to go and download the first of Jon Foreman’s 4 EPs. Others will follow over the course of the next year.
November 21, 2007
Wednesday November 21, 2007 10 Free Audio Books
As a Thanksgiving special, Christian Audio is offering ten free audio books. Several of them are definitely worth downloading.
Marriage Testimony
Lisa (of 4Ever4Given fame) and her husband Jon have posted a video of their testimony to God’s faithfulness in their once-troubled marriage. God has been good to them!
iPhone on the Plane
PlaneBuzz blog shares a humorous anecdote about a person on a plane trying to outsmart the pilot with his iPhone. The pilot wasn’t impressed.
Stem Cells Without Embryos
Scientists have “created the equivalent of embryonic stem cells from ordinary skin cells, a breakthrough that could someday produce new treatments for disease without the explosive moral questions of embyro cloning.”
November 20, 2007
Tuesday November 20, 2007 Phillip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass”
Several people have expressed concern to me about the upcoming film “The Golden Compass.” A couple of years ago IV Press published a book that may be of interest: “Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, His Dark Materials.”
Reformed Baptist Academic Press
Reformed Baptist Academic Press has just launched a new web site and is introducing two new books.
How to Mark a Book
“Thoughts on the Way” has just published Mortimer J. Adler’s helpful article on how to mark a book. A golden quote: “I contend, quite bluntly, that marking up a book is not an act of mutilation but of love.”