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December 19, 2007
Wednesday December 19, 2007 Franky Plays Schaeffer Card, Again
At The Pearcey Report, Douglas Groothuis has an excellent review of Franky Schaeffer’s memoir “Crazy for God.”
Peter Jackson to Film The Hobbit
Here is some great news for Tolkien fans. Peter Jackson is about to begin production on The Hobbit and a sequel to The Hobbit. The first film is tentatively set for a 2009 release.
Indelible Grace V
Zach has a review of the new Indelible Grace CD.
3 Reasons to Memorize Scripture
Stephen Altrogge offers you three good reasons to memorize Scripture. Also, you can download one of Mark Altrogge’s Scripture memorization songs.
A Review of My Book
Pastor Wayne Layton has an early review of my book.
December 18, 2007
Tuesday December 18, 2007 A Shocking Expose
Here is a shocking (and funny) expose of what goes on in the name of internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church
A New Tabletalk
Ligonier’s Tabletalk Magazine is being reformatted for the new year. You can preview it at this link.
From the World’s Window
Brian has a good article about what the world sees of the visible church.
December 17, 2007
Monday December 17, 2007 Christmas Procrastinators
If you’re a Christmas procrastinator, you may want to keep in mind that today is the last day to qualify for Amazon’s free shipping. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I did nearly all of my Christmas shopping at Amazon this year!
Mohammed and Jack
The Telegraph reports that this year Mohammed is likely to surpass Jack as the most popular boys name in the U.K.
Remember Hanson?
Remember the band Hanson (of “MMMBop” fame)? Writing for Christianity Today, La Shawn Barber provides an update on the one-hit wonders who are now aged 27, 24 and 22.
December 14, 2007
Friday December 14, 2007 Christians and Labor Unions
John MacArthur gives his take on Christians, labor unions, and strikes.
Global Warming Roundup
Ted Slater has a roundup of the kind of global warming articles you’re not likely to hear about on CNN. A personal favorite: “Jews Are Responsible For Global Warming” (for lighting so many candles, don’t you know)…
Peace, Justice, and Jesus
Russell Moore introduces a series of talks entitled “Peace, Justice, and Jesus.”
The Most Christian Christmas Card
“This morning on “The View,” Barbara Walters displayed the Christmas card she recently received from the White House. She said it was the most religious White House Christmas card in her memory.”
December 13, 2007
Thursday December 13, 2007 A Common Compromise
At Pulpit Magazine, Nathan Busenitz calls “A Common Word” “just the latest example of the ecumenical compromise that has plagued American Christianity since the rise of 19th-century theological liberalism.”
Come Weary Saints
Bob Kauflin gives a little information about the next Sovereign Grace Music project.
Puritans, We Greet Thee in 2008
Timmy Brister encourages you to read the Puritans in 2008 and provides a plan for doing so.
December 12, 2007
Wednesday December 12, 2007 America’s Atheists
An article in the Economist explains that America’s atheists have no clear-cut candidate in the upcoming election. It seems atheism is the last taboo when it comes to politics.
Huckabee Says Submit
Then again, maybe the last taboo is a biblical understanding of the complementarian relationship between husbands and wives.
That Thing You Did
Mark Altrogge has a stirring reflection on the poor woman who gave all she had to the Lord’s service.
December 11, 2007
Tuesday December 11, 2007 Prayer for Uganda
Jake Hunt posts news of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda and asks prayer for a missions organization working in the heart of it.
Golden Compass vs. Narnia
Ray shows the difference between the initial box office results for The Golden Compass versus The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. And what a difference it is!
Jeffersonians All
Darryl Hart brings an interesting perspective to Mitt Romney’s speech from last week. “Romney could have said it as bluntly as Jefferson did, but he affirmed Jefferson’s view that theology doesn’t matter compared to ethics.”
Bargain Shopping at Amazon
A reader pointed out this article which explains a couple of ways of finding bargains at Amazon.
December 10, 2007
Monday December 10, 2007 December Giveaway
Today is your last chance to sign up to win the Modern Parables DVD set.
The Arrogance of Error
Phil Johnson lets Spurgeon answer “Is it more “arrogant” to defend orthodoxy, or to tear it down?”
Designer Cats
What a world we live in when people can order a $28,000 hypoallergenic cat that acts like a dog.
D.G. Deals
Keep your eye on Desiring God over the next couple of weeks for some great deals. This week they’re offering the DVD set “Brothers—Feel, Think, Preach God” for $4.99.
December 07, 2007
Friday December 7, 2007 How Can I Pray For You?
Don Whitney discusses how important a question this can be.
Unashamed Workman has a list of four things prospective preachers may need in order to begin preaching.
What’s Your Theology?
Sam Storms answers this question, bringing near-complete transparency to what he believes about a wide variety of theological issues.
Indulge Yourself
If you thought papal indulgences were a thing of the past, think again. “Pope Benedict XVI has authorised special indulgences to mark the 150th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s reputed appearance at Lourdes.”
December 06, 2007
Thursday December 6, 2007 The Five Points of Criticism
Mark Dever says, “Because of some of my own mistakes, and reflections on them, I offer the following suggestions on how to give godly criticism.”
Heating up in Bali
Ted at the Boundless Blog shakes his head at the 100,000 tons of CO2 and pollutants that will be generated by the 12-day global warming conference being held in Bali.
Altrogge on In His Strength
Mark Altrogge offers a review of sorts of the new CD “In His Strength.”
Reformed Conferences
I recently updated the list of Reformed conferences in case you’re interested in seeing what conferences are coming your way in 2008.