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September 13, 2005

And a good one too…

Sovereign Grace Ministries posted the following in their site:

If you are a blogger, we’d like to invite you to participate in our blogs-for-books effort. To obtain a PDF file of this book to review, please email us. When you’ve reviewed the book and posted it on your blog, send a link with your mailing address back to us to receive a free copy of the book when it is published. This is open to the first 50 bloggers who respond. You can read more here.

September 06, 2005

Justin Taylor interviews C.J. Mahaney.

They talk about C.J.’s new book. I’ve read the book and it’s great. Go read the interview.

August 29, 2005

What’s In A Name?

Here’s an original name for a church: Scum of the Earth Church.

“It doesn’t sound like a church name … on purpose. We really want to connect with people who have no interest in “church” by society’s definition. There are plenty of churches for “normal people” and we think we have a unique calling to reach out to our otherwise unreached friends. Our name is integral to that process. Whether outcast by society (e.g., punks, skaters, ravers, homeless people…) or by the church itself, many who come can identify with the name “Scum of the Earth” since they have been previously treated as such.
More important to us, however, the name implies that being people of faith does not mean we are better than anyone else. We know many non-Christians who think Christians are out to cast judgment on them. Our name makes it clear that we aren’t about that. We are just aware of our need for God, as Scum of the Earth. Fortunately, God never sees us like that! But the name is humble and we like that. —Chris Baker”

August 26, 2005

My oldest little sister.

You may already have met my sister Susanna from the time or two I’ve linked to her blog. Today she is writing about Maryanne (who was born three(ish) years after me and three(ish) years before Susanna). You can read about her here.

August 25, 2005

Have children forgotten?

An excellent commentary by Al Mohler. Read it here.

“Author Richard Louv believes that America’s children are now suffering from a syndrome he identifies as “nature-deficit disorder.” In his new book, Last Child in the Woods, Louv suggests that the current generation of American children knows the Discovery Channel better than their own backyards—and that this loss of contact with nature leads to impoverished lives and stunted imagination.”

August 23, 2005

Newsweek article.

On Sunday I wrote about a Newsweek article about spirituality in America. Ingrid Schlueter and Albert Mohler have written about it too.

EDIT - Kaleobill chimes in as well.

August 22, 2005

…of Laodicea

Ingrid has re-launched her web site, now at sliceoflaodicea.com. The design was done by yours truly, and I’m absolutely thrilled with how it came out.

August 22, 2005

CD Racks and more…

Aileen has a little eBay business going where she sells new CD Racks, DVD Racks, and so on. She has some pretty amazing products. If you’re in the market for some storage, why not check it out.