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Biographies – I have been updating my Amazon wishlist (link will take you to my Reading List site, not Amazon) and am looking for some suggestions on good biographies of great Christians. In particular I would like a biography of Calvin and one of Luther since I really don’t know about those men the way I feel I should. I have books listed on Wesley, Spurgeon, Edwards and Lloyd-Jones (all written by Iain Murray) but would like some other suggestions. So please pass along suggestions of biographies or any other books I really need to read and I’ll add them to the list.

The Two Mannings – While Peyton Manning was inching closer to one of the most coveted records in football, the single season passing touchdown record, his little brother was having a career game. Career-worst game, that is. Eli’s season is almost enough to make one believe in karma. After refusing to play for the team that drafted him, all the while sulking like a little child, he got the chance to start for the Giants. In his four starts he has thrown for one touchdown. That’s it. The Giants have become offensively futile. Yesterday Manning was 4 for 18 with all of 27 yards and two interceptions. He also fumbled. When he was finally benched, Kurt Warner hit the field and immediately drove the team into the end zone. Badda boom, badda bing. Of course Warner’s former team was probably wishing he was still in St Louis, as Chris Chandler threw a mind-blowing six interceptions in that game.

Seven “-ism’s” – Steve Camp has an article briefly outlining seven “-isms” that he feels are undermining biblical Christianity. Camp is a guy who isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade, which I assume is why he and James White seem to spend a lot of time together. As politically incorrect as that is, I respect a straight-shooter. Camp says that “This has always been the objective of Satan, hasn’t it? He doesn’t want to fight the church–he wants to join it! He wants to infiltrate the church with error that attacks the very character of Christ, the nature of God, the veracity and sufficiency of the Word of God, and the gospel. All of these men stated above need to do one thing: they need to repent of their error and deluding influence they have had on the church and return back to historical biblical Christianity once again.” You can read the article here.

Photo of the Week – This week’s photo (in the banner at the top of each page) comes courtesy of Zoominzoomout, the photoblog of my brother-in-law Pat. He takes some excellent photographs (except for those times when my sister accidentally breaks his camera). If you’d like to submit a photo, do so on the Contact page.

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