Skip to content ↓

Friday Frivolity

It is a little late in the day to be publishing this, I admit, but I’ve been otherwise-occupied. I’ve been having some trouble with my ticker lately, so yesterday I went to the doctor to get fitted with a little gadget that would record every beat of my heart for a full 24 hours. This required, of course, sticking seven or eight little electrodes to my upper body. While they even went so far as to shave necessary bits of chest hair, this did not make the gadget any more comfortable to wear. It itched constantly and pretty well drove me to distraction. Rolling over in bed is just about impossible when you’re attached to a box with all sorts of wires. Anyways, I just got it off and it feels great to be free. Just like when you take your car to the garage and it just won’t clank like it has been for the past two weeks, my heart didn’t do what it was supposed to while I was hooked up. But it’s doing it now. Oh well. My mother tells me she has the same condition and has lived with it quite happily for the past 50-some years, so I’m not too worried.

And now onto matters that are far more frivolous.

Earlier in the week Michael Spencer posted a list of “Books that WON’T be published anytime soon.” You can read his list here. Among the better ones were:

Humor for the Pulpit by John Piper
Why Reading Is Killing The Church by Tim Challies
No More Mister Nice Guy by David Wayne
Nobody Knows My Name by Phil Johnson
How To Have A Successful Group Blog by Jared Wilson
It Doesn’t Matter and What If It Did? by Al Mohler

Naturally I was honored to be included. I just about wrote an article entitled “Why Reading Is Killing The Church” but never got around to it. Maybe next week. Maybe not. But I thought I’d add a few to the list.

Systematic Theology by Benny Hinn
Slain in the Spirit by John MacArthur
Tattooing: The Devil’s Own Artform by Derek Webb
Calvinism Defined and Defended by Michael Spencer
The English Standard Perversion by Adrian Warnock
Topical Preaching 101 by Al Mohler
What I Really Believe by Brian McLaren
Becoming The Woman of His Dreams by Joyce Meyers
Three Arrows is a Full Quiver by Amy Scott
Attractive Web Design by James White and the Alpha & Omega Staff
What’s Wrong With Warren? by Richard Abanes
Living on a Budget by Joel Osteen

That’s the best I can do. Feel free to add your own.

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    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…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • 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…