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October 08, 2007
Monday October 8, 2007 Interview With…Me?
The latest SaidatSouthern podcast is an interview with…me. We talked about my testimony, the gospel, blogging, and so on.
Babies For Sale
An article at the Daily Mail outlines the shocking story of the Chinese baby market.
How to Look at Art
Fred Sanders explains how to look at art. Maybe this can help a color blind guy like myself enjoy art museums…
October 05, 2007
Friday October 5, 2007 Interview with Donald Whitney
Irish Calvinist has posted an interesting interview with Donald Whitney.
An Edwards Sale
To celebrate the 304th birthday of Jonathan Edwards, the Desiring God store is offering Edwards-related material at a 30% discount.
BibleTech Conference
The BibleTech Conference looks interesting (and one I’d probably go to if it wasn’t on the far side of the continent!). “This two-day conference is designed for publishers, programmers, webmasters, educators, bloggers and anyone interested in using technology to improve Bible study.”
Infomation Overload
Justin writes some good words about the perils of information overload in a Web 2.0 world.
October 04, 2007
Thursday October 4, 2007 Vintage SGM Video
Carolyn McCulley has shared some vintage Sovereign Grace video.
Free Audiobook
ChristianAudio.com is offering a classic, “The Life of David Brainerd” by Jonathan Edwards, as their free download of the month.
Does God Love Whom He Does Not Save?
John MacArthur answers this question over at the Pulpit blog.
Pornography as Idolatry
Rick Phillips continues the discussion about pornography at Reformation21 with some very wise words. “My pastoral experience dealing with this issue has taught me that this issue is tied to a broader issue of idolatry that becomes practically an entire worldview of porn.”
October 03, 2007
Wednesday October 3, 2007 The Review Saga
Those who have been following the saga of my review of McLaren’s new book on Amazon (the review continues to be taken off the site) may be interested in knowing that I’ve tried posting it again (after re-writing it to ensure it fits within Amazon’s guidelines).
The Problem with Pornography
Carl Trueman says “the problem with pornography is the problem with culture.” He gives an interesting starting point for what could be a wider discussion.
Missional and Reformed
This winter’s conference at Westminster Seminary in California is titled “Missional and Reformed: Reaching the Lost and Teaching the Reached.”
October 02, 2007
Tuesday October 2, 2007 The New Gay
An interesting article at the Oxford University Press blog says “Christian is the new gay.”
Christians in the NFL
ESPN covers Christians and the NFL (while focusing on Jon Kitna).
Baggage Handlers
Phil Johnson provides photo evidence proving why you should always travel carry-on only.
Ten Among the Top
Lydia shares some of her favorite authors and their best works.
September 27, 2007
Thursday September 27, 2007 Reformation21
The new edition of Reformation21 is now available.
Live from Mongolia
A local pastor is in Mongolia (of all places) teaching pastors there. At his blog you’ll find a fascinating journal of his travels. (HT:PM)
What Piper Said
John Piper shares what he said at his granddaughter’s funeral yesterday. Continue to pray for Abraham, Molly and the family!
World Gone Mad
Further proof that the world has gone mad.
September 26, 2007
Wednesday September 26, 2007 Interview with Leland Ryken
Alex Chediak has begun a review with Dr. Leland Ryken concerning the Literary Study Bible which he edited along with his son Phil Ryken.
Interview with Iain Campbell
Meanwhile, Martin Downes interviews Iain Campbell and discusses “the importance of a preacher’s relationship to Christ, and a Word centred ministry, as the antidote to error and the remedy for those in error.”
FastCompany has the remarkable story of a 17 year-old girl who rakes in $70,000 per month through her web site.
September 25, 2007
Tuesday September 25, 2007 Cruel Logic
Brian Godawa illustrates the importance of absolute values in an intense short film I stumbled across yesterday.
Tullian’s Smaller List of Books
In response to my post a few days ago, “A Small List of Good Books,” some have asked me to provide a smaller list of books geared more specifically toward helping a young Christian grow in their understanding and application of the Christian faith.
Piper on Pre-Order
Logos just announced the prepublication of the John Piper Sermon Manuscript Library. Jacob Hantla explains why we should be excited.
More Must-Read Mohler
Al Mohler posts on “Arrested Development and the Civilizational Crisis.”
Homeless on Tuesday
I happened upon this blog yesterday and enjoyed it a great deal. It tells the story of what’s happening at a ministry serving the poor and the homeless.
September 24, 2007
Monday September 24, 2007 Felicity Margaret Piper
John Piper has requested prayer on behalf of his son, Abraham, who heads up content on the Desiring God blog, and on behalf of Abraham’s wife Molly. Felicity was due to be born this week but was stillborn on Saturday night. “This seems so preventable. By God and by man. Yes. So easy. But neither man nor God prevented this. Man, because he did not know it was happening. God, because he has his wise and loving reasons that we wait to learn with tears and trust.”
Movabletype 4 vs Wordpress 2.3
Jesse gives bloggers ten good reasons to upgrade to Movabletype 4 rather than Wordpress 2.3.
Not in Love with Jesus
John Stackhouse is not in love with Jesus.
Family Integrated Churches
Jim Hamilton shares a Q & A on family integrated churches.
Warnock on Owen
Adrian Warnock is expending a lot of effort in blogging through some John Owen.
September 21, 2007
Friday September 21, 2007 Blog Appraisals
Timmy Brister has a good (if subjective) word to say about appraising blogs.
The Qur’an
The Pulpit blog considers the Qur’an and its source.
The Soaring Loonie
Just five years ago a Canadian dollar was worth only 60% of a US dollar. Today they are at par. Is Canada’s dollar climbing…or is the American dollar falling?
Books in Prison
Doug Groothuis mentions a Prison Fellowship article about religious books being banned from prisons.