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Linkathon 10/27, part 1

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Steve Arterburn = the Christian Jerry Springer (or Dr. Laura)??? (HT: Christian Nightmares)

The Dead Sea Scrolls are going online.

Mike DeLong visits Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Chuck Colson is interviewed by Slate (HT: Trevin Wax).

Michael Patton: “Here is a quick illustration that I hope you find helpful to distinguish between the various traditions with regard to divine sovereignty, free-will, and salvation. It is certainly not perfect, but I think it works sufficiently.”

Gregg Allison on why death matters.

Adrian Warnock does a Q&A with three men on prophecy.

Jon Acuff looks at Texas Rangers outfielder, and Christian, Josh Hamilton.

What Michael Patton knows and doesn’t know about satan and demons.

Gary Lamb on small groups.

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Linkathon 10/20, part 1

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Gabe Lyons interviews Eugene Peterson.

Dan Phillips on fake and real repentance.

Some observations by Mike DeLong on the maintenance and upkeep of Liberty University, on and off camera, past and present.

Some observations on Carl Trueman’s Republocrat: a review by Kevin DeYoung, part of a discussion involving Derek Thomas, and one, a second, and a third observation by Doug Wilson.

The day Rachel Held Evans found out Martin Luther’s views on Jews.

Gene Veith reviews Lutheranism 101.

Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s commentary on The Economist article on the new Calvinists in the SBC.

Oh boy! (Philippians 4:4) Another mark of the beast movie! (Revelation 13:16-18) Thanks Jack and Rexella! (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Gary Lamb’s thoughts on multi-site churches.

One of the worst things I have ever heard. Not a credit to the Tea Party nor to conservatives. Seriously. (HT: Matthew Paul Turner, Adam Whitley)

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Meeting together

October 17, 2010 7 comments

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

– Hebrews 10:25, New International Version (as found on Bible Gateway)

I have had a love-hate relationship with the church for a long, long time.

One of the main reasons is the Sunday service.

Work late the night before. Get up early enough to rush through your shower and speed to church hopefully to make it on time.

Sit there, and hear what amounts to a scripted presentation, including a musical presentation and a speech. Some churches, like the one I go to, kick in communion every week (others do so, on a less frequent basis).

Sit in a room with a bunch of strangers. Every week seems to bring a new batch of them, too. Shake their hands when the speaker prompts you to, right before the speech.

Then, when the presentation is finished, most everyone gets up and leaves. The restaurants get crowded real quick on Sundays, you know.

And don’t forget to show up and do it all over again next Sunday. Because, you know, you are required to be in church.

I’ve seen it for years and it’s not going to change anytime soon.

Is that what the writer of Hebrews had in mind?

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Linkathon 10/13, part 2

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment
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Linkathon 10/13, part 1

October 12, 2010 2 comments
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Linkathon 10/6, part 2

October 6, 2010 2 comments
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Linkathon 10/6

October 5, 2010 1 comment
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