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December 05, 2007
Wednesday December 5, 2007 Prince Caspian Trailer
Just as we begin reading through the book as a family, the theatrical trailer for Prince Caspian has been released. Rejoice!
The Brotherhood of Sons
Russell Moore writes about “What Some Rude Questions About Adoption Taught Me About the Gospel of Christ.” It’s a great read!
Paperspine is a new service that is essentially Netflix but for books. If you like to read but don’t care to buy so many books, this may be a good service for you.
Reality Check Conference
Registration for the Reality Check Conference (for youth and college students) is fast filling up. If you’d like to join with hundreds of other believers to close out 2007, check out the web site. I’m going to be there blogging it…
December 04, 2007
Tuesday December 4, 2007 Mohler on the Golden Compass
Dr. Mohler does a stellar job of summarizing “The Golden Compass” and letting us know what the controversy is all about. “This is not just any fantasy trilogy or film project. Philip Pullman has an agenda — an agenda about as subtle as an army tank. His agenda is nothing less than to expose what he believes is the tyranny of the Christian faith and the Christian church.”
Calvinistic Baptist Streams
Last week I mentioned an article about Reformed Baptist streams. Yesterday Clint, who wrote the article, clarified and expanded upon a few points.
The New Media Frontier
A Team of Christian bloggers has gotten together to write “The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ.” The book will be published in September.
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.