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Thursday July 3, 2008

Interview with Obama
Relevant has an interesting interview with Barak Obama that focuses on issues of particular importance to Christians.


Obama the Christian?
And speaking of Obama, this article from BP News collects some of the ways Obama has described the Christian faith. Things like “I believe there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”


New Logo for Walmart
I am totally underwhelmed by Walmart’s new logo. So is everyone else, I suspect.


Optimism Growing in Iraq
An article in Spiegel of all places says “There is an unexpected air of normalcy prevailing in Baghdad these days, with consumption flourishing and confidence in the government growing.”


Where are Europe’s Babies?
Dr. Mohler pens an interesting article looking at the phenomenon of incredibly low European birthrates. He says “There are countless issues connected to these questions, but in the end, this represents a spiritual problem.”


  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.