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Some helpful articles I’ve bookmarked: Monday is Reformation Day — the 499th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Here are 10 things you should know about the Reformation. Andy Naselli and J. D. Crowley wrote an excellent book on the conscience. Now […]

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“A Stunning Scale of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Dessert.” Then read Genesis 1 and Psalm 8. I’ve not seen the movie, “The Risen,” but here is a review that appears to be quite helpful. Samuel James posted “Some Thoughts on Christians, Movies, and Nudity.” And then some more thoughts.  These are helpful and […]

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With the discussion of transgender issues and gender reassignment surgeries increasing, we do well to be informed on those topics.  So consider JBMW‘s article, “What is Gender Reassignment Surgery? A Medical Assessment.” Kevin DeYoung tells us why we ought to give, “Three Cheers for Bill and Hillary Clinton” — at least the Clintons from a […]

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Going to the movies?

My wife and I don’t often go to see a movie in the theater.  It’s not that I am fundamentally opposed to going to the movies; we will attend one or two movies a year.  Rather, I’m too frugal (i.e., cheap) to pay $15-20 for something we can rent for $1 in a few months.  […]

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Some helpful articles spotted recently: The timeline for the transition between John Piper and Jason Meyer as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church has changed again.  Read the plan and rationale from John’s pen. Addressing the same theme that I did in the post, “Satan and sin — two defeated foes,” Mike Riccardi writes about “Freed from […]

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Some helpful articles from around the internet: Justin Taylor offers “Eight Reasons Why My Anxiety is Pointless and Foolish.” In “Pray the Scriptures,” Scotty Smith confesses, I am a recovering self-centered pragmatic pray-er — a believer who spent many of my first years in Christ thinking of God more as a sugar daddy than the […]

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A few things I’ve spotted around the internet lately: Can six seconds a day protect your marriage?  Jani Ortlund says it can — if it’s a six-second kiss. Unbelieving pastors?  Say it ain’t so.  And yet there are some.  Perhaps (probably?) the report by new-atheist proponent Daniel Dennett is biased, but if he could find […]

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Recently found on the internet: “Do You See the Glory of God in the Sun? Spurgeon’s Battle Against Depression” (see also Randy Alcorn’s series on depression). Justin Taylor has some good thoughts about distinguishing between Christianity and Mormonism. At “Humble Beginnings” (audio) Tim Challies tells the story of pastor Jeff Anderson and a medium-sized church […]

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A few links of interest that I’ve come across in the past couple weeks: “Great Cloud of Witnesses” — missionary stories compiled by Urbana.  I’ve not read much on this site, but what led me to it was an interest in a pair of articles about Jim Elliott, written by his brother-in-law, David Howard (Pt […]

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Now that the Olympics are over

The Olympics are now over.  Just 18 months until the next Olympics, and soon the hype, er, preparation will begin for the Vancouver winter games. As the games have progressed, a few random thoughts went rolling through my brain at various times.  And I either write them down now, or will for 1-1/2 years hold […]

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Tozer on entertainment

A. W. Tozer summarized the dangers of entertainment for our day (and he wrote this some 45 years ago) in his essay “The Great God Entertainment” (published in The Root of the Righteous): …the ominous thing is that [entertainment’s] power is almost exclusively evil, rotting the inner life, crowding out the long eternal thoughts which […]

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