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November 09, 2007
Friday November 9, 2007 Jim Elliff on Home Churches
Jim Elliff writes about some of the benefits of a home church model.
Weather Channel’s Founder
The founder of the Weather Channel says that global warming is the biggest scam in history. “In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling.”
Conference Audio
Unashamed Workman has a helpful roundup of audio files from the recent Expositors Conference with Steve Lawson and John MacArthur.
GodBlogCon Audio
Scriptorium is posting a roundup of audio files from this year’s God Bloggers Conference.
November 08, 2007
Thursday November 8, 2007 Amazing Grace DVD
The Nicene Council is offering the Amazing Grace:The History & Theology of Calvinism DVD (a must-have!) along with the study guide for only $19.99, but only from now until the end of the year.
Jesus the Evangelist
Pulpit Magazine reviews Richard Phillips’ excellent book “Jesus the Evangelist.” “This book is as precise as it is practical. It would be helpful for pastors preaching through John, and it would be helpful for Christians who want to study the way Jesus practiced evangelism.”
November 07, 2007
Wednesday November 7, 2007 Vote for Zach
Alex and Brett Harris want you to vote for Zach Hunter—a 15-year old abolitionist who is up for voting in a CNN Heroes Special Report.
Christians and Culture
Tullian Tchividjian has compiled a list of 20 books to read on Christians and culture.
Government Probing Televangelists
CBS News reports that a senate panel is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct.
With the Master
Susan Heck, whose new Bible study book for women has been endorsed by Martha Peace and Phil Johnson, now has a web site explaining what her book is all about.
Sinking Currency, Sinking Country
An interesting article at Yahoo Finance brings some perspective to the decline of the American dollar.
November 06, 2007
Tuesday November 6, 2007 Color in Science
Colour Lovers shares some amazing photographs taken through the lens of a microscope. “The Micropolitan Museum exhibits an unworldly spectrum visible only through the lens of a microscope.”
Explaining the Gospel to a Child
Pulpit blog provides some useful wisdom on explaining the gospel to children. “Children old enough to be saved can grasp the concept of coming to Christ with an obedient heart, and letting Him be the Lord of their lives.”
An Argument Against the Atheists
Al Mohler discusses what he considers the best argument from Dinesh D’Souza’s new book. “D’Souza’s strongest analysis comes when he considers the true character of the new atheism. It is, he suggests, a ‘pelvic revolt against God.’ In other words, it is a revolt against Christian morality—especially sexual morality.”
November 05, 2007
Monday November 5, 2007 Free Switchfoot
Switchfoot fans will appreciate this new and free song entitled “Rebuild.” The band is collecting donations for Habit for Humanity to rebuild homes that were destroyed in the recent fires in California.
The Longest Morning
An article in The American Spectator recounts the riveting but tragic story of four young soldiers in Iraq.
Christmas Music Roundup
Christianity Today has a roundup of some of the best and worst of recent Christmas albums (how did they overlook Sovereign Grace’s album?).
Washer on Osteen
Paul Washer makes an impassioned plea for pastors to unashamedly preach the gospel.
November 02, 2007
Friday November 2, 2007 Free Edwards
This month’s free title from Christian Audio is “Religious Affections” by Jonathan Edwards. Jacob Hantla has the details.
Free Christmas Song
Bob Kauflin would like to give you a free song from last year’s Christmas album “Savior: Celebrating the Mystery of God Become Man.”
Trill Fitness
While on the subject of audio, here’s something different. Trill Fitness is offering a CD of some Sovereign Grace Music favorites remixed to be appropriate for workouts. It’s a pretty safe bet you’ve never heard “Come Now Almighty King” at 129 beats per minute.
Dear Jesus?
Paul and Bruce think we need to stop addressing God like we address a letter.
November 01, 2007
Thursday November 1, 2007 Facilitating Evangelism in the Church
Jesse Johnson, Associate Pastor of Local Outreach Ministries at Grace Church, provides some useful advice on how to facilitate evangelism in the local church.
Interview with McGrath
Gary Shavey has an interview with Alister McGrath about the subject of his latest book, “Christianity’s Dangerous Idea.”
October 31, 2007
Wednesday October 31, 2007 Expositors Conference Audio
The audio from the recent Expositors Conference is now available. The sermons feature John MacArthur and Steve Lawson. Pastors will be especially interested. Be sure to check out “The Ten How To’s of Expository Preaching.”
A Truly Tiny Car
This oh-so-British clip shows the world’s tiniest car. It’s a truly funny video about a truly tiny car. (Warning: there’s one slightly rude comment at one point).
Fall and Christmas Outreach Special Offer
Desiring God is offering cases of John Piper’s Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ for just $65. That’s 48 books plus shipping for only $65. The catch? You have to give them away for free…
October 30, 2007
Tuesday October 30, 2007 Joel Osteen & Mac & Cheese
Prodigal Jon has a good article about Joel Osteen. After reading that, I read through more of Jon’s site and really enjoyed it. So take a look and be sure to read “This is what $3 gets you.”
Reformation Day Symposium
Here’s a final reminder about tomorrow’s Reformation Day Symposium.
Reformation Art Poster
Reformation Art has put together a small brochure about their latest print. They’ve invested a lot in this print and need people like us to make it worth their while to keep producing great art like this.
Missouri Pastor’s Conference
Scott Lamb is bringing live updates from a 9Marks Ministries conference for pastors in Missouri.
October 29, 2007
Monday October 29, 2007 refocus Blog
The reFocus Conference now has a blog. “The purpose of reFocus is to unite Canadian pastors around a resurgent historical evangelicalism and equip them to preach the full counsel of God in an age of relativism.”
Quite Possibly the Best Line Ever
Shannon posts what she is convinced may just be the best line ever in the whole world.
Levels of Happiness in Heaven
John Piper has recorded a section of a Jonathan Edwards sermon dealing with levels of happiness in heaven.
A Great Ending
A pretty amazing ending to a football game (unless you love a good defense). (HT: About 50 people)
If You Can’t Say Something Nice
Phil Johnson, in an article responding to Adrian Warnock, has some good things to say about discernment.