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Wednesday May 7, 2008

Kirk Wellum on Young, Restless, Reformed
Kirk Wellum, a professor at Toronto Baptist Seminary, has some good things to say about the Calvinist resurgence. “Personally, I am thrilled that today so many are “young, restless and reformed.” But at the same time, I have lived long enough to know that unless we are careful all of the buzz will be disappointing in the end.” Hey lays out five things that need to be said.


Al Gore on Myanmar Cyclone
You knew this was going to happen. Al Gore has blamed the cyclone on global warming: “we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.”


The Weakened Dollar and Missionaries
Here is an interesting article and one well worth pondering. It discusses how the weakening US dollars has had a grave impact on overseas missionaries.


I Just Can’t Stop Grieving
Ray Fowler has a moving post about a friend who lost her husband after a lifetime together. Thank God for his eternal promises.


Discerning Reader Reviews
Yesterday we added six new reviews to Discerning Reader.


  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.