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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.
October 26, 2007
Friday October 26, 2007 Adrian Writes About My Book
Adrian Warnock has read my book and offers a few encouraging thoughts and his endorsement of it.
Max McLean as Screwtape
Anyone in the New York area will want to check out Max McLean’s production of The Screwtape Letters.
Reinke on Reviewing
Tony Reinke offers some good advice on writing book reviews.
A Blogging Shirt
David posted a link to a great shirt for bloggers.
October 25, 2007
Thursday October 26, 2007 The Most Watched User Generated Video
The most watched user generated video on the internet is, surprisingly enough, not one from YouTube. In fact, it’s a little girl reciting Scripture.
Twelve Literary Features of the Bible
Adrian writes about twelve literary features you’ll find in the Bible.
Springsteen on Meaning and Purpose
Bob Kauflin writes on Bruce Springsteen’s understanding of meaning and purpose.
Sin and Temptation
Monergism has done a major overhaul of their section on sin and temptation. There are lots of great resources there for you.
Explaining Blogging to Granny
Performancing offers a couple of tips to explain blogging to your grandmother…
October 24, 2007
Wednesday October 24, 2007 Do You Heart Huckabee?
My friend Jesse does, and he’s started a site to keep up with everything Huckabee.
California Fire Prayer
Lydia shares an urgent prayer request from Elyse Fitzpatrick. “She and her family are smack in the middle of the Santa Ana fire zone. Lives and homes are at stake.”
More About the Fires
Mark Lauterbach is near the evacuation area and is posting updates.
Free Music that Saves Lives
Matthew Smith is offering a track from his latest album and will donate to Blood:Water Mission to provide clean water to 1 person in Africa for 1 week to anyone who downloads it.
Elephants Electrocuted in Drunken Rampage
It’s amazing what you come across on the internet—such important news that, without the net, we all would have missed.
October 23, 2007
Tuesday October 23, 2007 Biblical Dating: From “Hi” to “I Do” in a Year
Scott Croft at Boundless defends his view that couples should date and marry within a year.
Interview with the Sczebels
The New Attitude blog has an interview with songwriter and pastor Pat Sczebel and his two sons who have collaborated on a new album.
Two Images
Lukas shares two images he created to be symbolic of his life.
A Great Prank
Twin sisters and a mirror that is actually transparent set up this great (and elaborate) prank. (HT: Joe Carter)
October 22, 2007
Monday October 22, 2007 The Better Hour
From Alex Chediak comes news of an interesting (and potentially lucrative) contest for high schoolers.
Willow Creek Repents—Kind of
Phil Johnson has some interesting things to say on the unfolding Willow Creek “repentance.”
When She Nods
Dr. Mohler points to an article that shares some helpful advice about communication with the fairer sex. “Ahhh … so when she nods it means something different? This is useful.”
October 19, 2007
Friday October 19, 2007 Fish in a Tree
An article in the Daily Mail discusses one of God’s more remarkable creations—the mangrove killifish.
Paul Wants to Hug You
And if you come to Grace this Sunday, he will!
Grudem Votes for Romney
“As an evangelical professor of Bible and theology, I have decided to support Mitt Romney for President (even though he is a Mormon) for two old-fashioned reasons: First, he is the best-qualified candidate, and second, he holds moral and political values consistent with those in the Bible.”
Keller Wrote a Book
Tim Keller has written a book and has written a bit about it on his church’s site. (HT: Half the blogosphere)