Friday Miscellania

Occasionally I use a Friday article to take care of a few things that have been on my mind. I’m going to do that today. A Media Junkie Joe Carter is a media junkie. You can read about his media obsession right here. He took an inventory of his media consumption and found he reads “one daily newspaper, 12 magazines, and over 300 RSS feeds.” And even then he reads far more magazines than he subscribes to. I do not …

Bringing Life to the Living

Taking God at His Word. Do you remember that amazing miracle of Jesus where he brought life to Lazarus? I’m sure you must remember it. Lazarus was sitting in his home along with his sisters Mary and Martha. He was chewing on some bread and cheese as an afternoon snack when, from outside the door of the house he heard a bit of a commotion as if a crowd was quickly approaching. There was mourning and weeping. And suddenly a …

Become a Patron

There Appeared to Him an Angel

Suppose you were facing the darkest hour of your life. You had been accused of false charges but there was no doubt that you would be found guilty. The punishment for your crime would be a long, brutal, torturous death. But suppose that for just a few moments you were allowed a visit from another person. Who would you want to sit with you to bring you some measure of comfort? Perhaps you would choose your husband or wife–the one …

A La Carte (3/5)

Monday March 5, 2006 Apologetics: Pulpit Magazine has a thorough roundup of responses to the Jesus Family Tomb nonsense. Life: Eric Simmons has the first of two posts on An Idiot’s Guide to Correction. Weird: This is what some guy found when he cracked open the doors to a barn he had just bought. Conference: A note for anyone going to the Shepherd’s Conference.

Planned Neglect

If you were to do a Google search for the term “planned neglect” you would likely encounter a host of articles dealing with politics. At the forefront you would find articles about New Orleans and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Many locals, dismayed at the way the disaster was handled, charged various levels of government with planned neglect, insisting that the city had not been merely killed but had been murdered. Neglect had led to the death of the city. …

Book Review – The Birth of the Church

The history of the church is so wide, so long, so vast, that it is intimidating to even begin a study of it. Yet the study of church history is exceedingly important, for only in understanding where the church has come from can we truly understand who we are and where we are going. In the past I have tried to read several series and one-volume histories of the church. Some have been wonderful and others have left a lot …