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Friday June 6, 2008

A Revival of Violence
In case you needed further proof that the “revival” in Lakeland Florida bears no resemblance to true revival, take a look at this video. I’m pretty sure I don’t remember Jonathan Edwards kicking old ladies in the face under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. But I could be wrong.


And Speaking of the Lakeland Revival…
…Melinda at the Stand to Reason blog shares some wisdom from Greg Koukl based on his comments about the Toronto Blessing. “Even if the Holy Spirit is in this, so what?…No where that I know of does the Scripture tell Christians to look forward in time to be obedient to some new movement of the Spirit that is yet to be revealed. Instead, it says to stay faithful to what has already been handed down to us.”


The Audacity of Death
Another good article about Obama’s “reproductive justice.”


Free Album from Downhere
Go here to download a free copy of Downhere’s “Wide Eyed and Mystified.”


Discerning Reader Updates
We’ve got lots of new book reviews for you over at DR.


Dever on Videos in Church
He’s not a big fan. “I am not suggesting using video on Sun AM is necessarily sinful; but I am suggesting that it must normally (or always?) be imprudent.”


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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

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    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    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…

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