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Tuesday September 27, 2005

  • Music: – While contemplating a week in Biloxi ministering amongst Hurricane Katrina damage, Eric Schumacher pens a new hymn, The Fury of the Wind, The Raging of the Sea.
  • Reviews: There seems to be some controversy over God is the Gospel, John Piper’s newest book. Check Diet of Bookworms for reviews both good and bad.
  • Blogspotting: Phil Johnson discusses Brian McLaren and mentions an article I wrote long ago.
  • Community Blog: Ron Gleason begins a new series entitled Hip, Relevant Pink Plastic Flamingos in the Front Yard (I) based on Rob Bell’s book Velvet Elvis.
  • Church History: – It was 465 years ago today that the Jesuit order was founded and began to play an important role in the anti-Protestant Counter-Reformation, converting many people back to Catholicism.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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