Oh, on that topic: I just learned that Kress extended the 50% sale on the Proverbs book through October. So perhaps you want to take advantage of the 2-for-1 (as Rachael Starke put it) for Christmas?
One more note: Mike Abendroth, host of No Compromise Radio, interviewed me about The World-Tilting Gospel. Have a listen, if you like; share with a friend who'd like to know more in talk-form.
Now to this week's fun, frivolity, thoughts 'n' growls.
- First, an animation that would have made a good illustration to start the sermon I preached at the Preachapalooza:
- OK, we'll start with what I predict will be the one focus of conversation out of all 147 items. In 3... 2... 1...
- Dear Wife found this Know Your States test. Homeschoolers and everyone will love it. Only reason I got as good as 74% is... being married to Valerie, and homeschooling. (For years, I thought of Chicago as "East Coast." Sorry. Publik skooling and laziness.)
- When Math-Heads Tip! Tonight on Fox!
- Cold weather approaches and, who knows? Maybe you want to know how to make pine needle tea. Wellsir, now you do.
- "Fire us! Please! We won't do our job!" Isn't that what the Democrats controlling the Senate are saying by going 900 days without proposing a budget?
- Some very funny Star Wars mashups.
- The new iPhone iOS5 is pretty cool; here's an explanation.
- OTOH, my iPhone 4s still hasn't shipped. )c:<
- Why just pull up your hood, when you can pull up your hood cool?
- Rachael Starke found us clothing marketed specifically for sluggards. (Irony: reading about sluggards in my book while thus garbed.)
- As a counter, Rachael also points out 23 ways our laziness is costing us bigtime. (She commends the book as an antidote.)
- Thomas Louw points out that everyone (and everything) loves kitties.
- Chris Carney will delight my boys and others with this time-lapse film of building a Ford Explorer out of Legos.
- Then there's this six-foot long Lego Battlestar Galactica, thanks indirectly to a tip from an unnamed reader.
- This week's BibChr Safety Tip:
- You're welcome.
- A further reflection on the PCUSA's ongoing Adventures in Apostasy, which we noted last week:
- Now, here's a headline calculated to cause blind panic in my dear wife, DAOD, Rita Tomasetti, and many others.
- Cats plank. Who knew?
- By the way, don't tell our cats about the person who built a nine-foot tall house for cats.
- Scotland the brave? Take a picture of your wee daughter at an ice cream stand, get treated like a terrorist.
- Oh dear. Someone found one of my algebra tests.
- Mary Kassian shares Ten Reasons Why the New NIV is Bad for Women. I particularly appreciate 5, 6, and 8-10.
- I'm calling it: Romney/Cain.
- Not really. I don't know any better than you. But that might be the best we can hope.
- As to Cain, surely you've heard about his "9-9-9" plan by now. I like two things about it: (1) Paul Ryan loves it , and (2) the Washington Post hates it.
- Plus, Gov. Haley Barbour says persidential candidate Cain would sweep the South.
- On the subject of Frank Turk — well, we're on that subject now — remember he's got swag that offers graphic comment on the Elephant Room kerfuffle. Plus he's got his own site called The New Calvinist Gadfly where he and some friends — some other friends — doctrinally rock out.
- Just sad. For us aware of its history, the name Fuller Theological Seminary is a name of tragic shame. Once a star of evangelical academic respectability, its jettisoning of Biblical inerrancy for the chimera of respectability signaled an inevitable doctrinal slide which continues apace today. Harold Lindsell warned, was mocked and derided, was absolutely right.
- Now we have Richard J. Mouw, who is current President of Fuller Theological Seminary, telling each and everyone that Christian Science is a cult, Jehovah's Witnesses is a cult — but Mormonism is not a cult. Read the tortured pretzel logic he forces to serve his perfidy. (Thx Joel griffith)
- And this school is training "evangelical" pastors (and pastorettes). Oy.
- Now turning from Fooler Seminary's Voices of Bedlam to Kevin DeYoung, that brother provides a good summary of Mormonism's aberrant doctrines, titled Mormonism 101.
- For my Josiah and, who knows? Maybe some Grasshopper boys.
- I leave you with this metaphor for theologically rootless big-names.
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