There were some very cool World-Tilting Gospel developments this past week. Last Friday, Kim Shay put up a delightful (to me!) review of the book, saying she "would recommend this book for anyone, new or old Christian alike." The presence of appropriate Princess Bride quotations ups the "cool" factor to sister Shay. Then Mathew Sims wrapped up his thorough, thoughtful three-part review of the book, concluding that "you should read TWTG. Not because the book in itself has any value but because it so succintly focuses on the gospel and it will deepen your understanding of the thing Paul said was 'of first importance' (1 Cor. 15:3)."
Finally, Dr. David Steele, who pastors a Baptist church in Oregon, gave TWTG a very generous (and humbling, and encouraging) review, in which he ranks it with the works of Pearcey, Nash and Francis Schaeffer as "Among the best" in setting forth a Christian worldview.
God's Wisdom in Proverbs received a full review from our reader Robert Sakovich. By the way, I am scheduled to appear again this coming week on the Janet Mefferd show, this time to talk about that book.
We begin our foray with Yet Another Unmarketable Talent:
- BSIL alerted me to the most amazing Hot Wheel track, ever. I'm not a big Hot Wheel fan. I thought it was a bit boring at the start... but stick with it, it gets amazing pretty quickly.
- YEAH baby, yeah! (Thx Robert)
- The other Robert (Sakovich) aimed me at a post in which Mike Pohlman writes, "There’s something just not right about a religion launching a national advertising campaign. But this is exactly what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done." I'm thinking they don't front-load the holy undies, Planet Kolob, and a whole bunch else.
- Wellnow, I guess this is one way to improve your book's sales. Sheesh, and the rest of us are forced to rely on persuasion and word of mouth and stuff. Must be nice.
- Fred Butler humor:
- Fred also indirectly directed me to what I'm pretty sure my Josiah will agree is a pretty profligate waste of coffee. Hope it wasn't Peet's.
- And for a Fred trifecta: some pretty amazing (and, some of them, ghastly) pumpkin carvings.
- How Stupid Do They Think We Are? update. The Obama machine thinks it can get away with a "we can't wait" theme. The GOP-led House unleashes a blistering truth-response. Plus, 900+ days without a budget? Yeah, "can't wait" all right.
- As to how stupid we actually are, ask me again in 11/2012. Jury's out at the moment.
- This is pretty great. Photosho + Harry Potter photos + rock star faces = fun fun fun. I particularly like the choices for Dumbledore and Voldemort.
- Angie found an eloquent illustration:
- Chris Carney notes a step in a scary direction, as an appeals court won't stop a judge from considering Sharia law in a case... in Florida.
- Similarly, Robert Sakovich found PETA suing for constitutional rights for whales.
- Hm. Does Sharia law deal with whales?
- Oh, and then there's this group of Muslim students who is suing to have crosses and such removed, because they offend them. Where? At Catholic University.
- Hel-lo? Amir (or whoever)? When you matriculated, didn't you notice that it was called "Catholic University"? Many people would call that a clue.
- So, back to "scary directions," there's a massive persecution of a woman in New Jersey who committed the heinous crime of existing while Christian — out loud! This is a teacher who expressed disapproval of a particular sexual perversion on her personal Facebook page. Now They are being demanded to fire her.
- You can see Viki Knox's comments here and decide for yourself how radical they are.
- You'll be glad to know that conservative stalwart, Republican Governor Chris Christie has, er, weighted in. Glad, that is, until you learn that he's on the wrong side of the equation, finding it "disturbing" that one soul hasn't been assimilated yet.
- Terry Rayburn showed me a fellow who thinks Amazon is about to destroy all publishers. (Warning: a brief crude expression.)
- A little cautionary picture for Josiah, whose day is coming:
- Let me say this again clearly: coffee — it's a health drink.
- (Goodness knows it's good for my health!)
- Relatedly, in our unending search for The Perfect Food, courtesy of Instapundit, I bring you: banana Nutella wontons. Some of you will want to leave out the banana. Most of you will want to wrap it in bacon.
- The perfect food, that is, as opposed to...
- Staying with food: you know I'm no "healthfood Nazi," but dude — how do you not call this a heart-attack in a bowl?
- Zachary West (and Julie) noted giant Lego men washing up on shore here and there.
- Well, we started with a note from BSIL, and we end with a DAOD doubleheader.
- First, DAOD alerted me to an drive in Mississippi to create a consitutional amendment defining a fertilized human ovum as a person. The article sagely notes that this would jeopardize nearly all abortions, "including those resulting from rape or incest." Imagine that.
- Second: hey, DAOD. Want to see what happens when someone flushes on a jet?
- Then these select morsels:
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