Independence Day Reflections of a Returning British Christian Blogger and "Together on a Mission"

This is going to be a bit of a long and personal post and will meander through some personal news, and some reflections on this blog and blogging in general, before eventually getting to the subject of American Independence Day as seen through the eyes of a Brit! So bear with me . . .I know that none of you will believe me when I say this, but I really did consider shutting down the whole blog for good this past week - perhaps moving to a group blog if anyone could bear having me. (The title … [Read more...]

Links for May 12, 2006

DaVinci Code: The DialogueSony Entertainment has provided a site for Christian scholars to respond to the film, which is scheduled to be released on the 19th of May.(tags: film)Sister . . . Show Mercy!Dan Phillips at his best. "I'm about to stick my finger in the fan, about up to my elbow, and I know it. But I really think somebody needs to say this, so why not me?" Sister ... are you dressing as "helpfully" as you could?(tags: pyromaniacs sex)Reformissionary: Wednesday HighlightsRecap on … [Read more...]

Links for May 11, 2006

Biblical Literacy: Although Still a Best-Seller, Bible Knowledge DeclinesDon Whitney: "No spiritual discipline is more important than the intake of God's Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture." HT Paul Schafer.(tags: bible)Haykin Historical BiographiesJustin Taylor links to some free audio files. "If you want to hear a good lecturer on historical theology, there are few guides better than Michael … [Read more...]

Links for May 9, 2006

The Two-Edged Sword of Medical TechnologyIn London, "The Guardian" reports "some doctors are calling for a policy revision that would allow women with a family history of breast cancer to use IVF technology in order to give birth to children who do not carry genes associated with the disease."(tags: abortion children medicine mohler)To Clap or Not to Clap?"We need to recognize that what we do with our bodies is meant to reflect what's taking place in our hearts. Any kind of physical expression … [Read more...]

Links for May 8, 2006

Can Christians Use Birth Control?"The effective separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most important defining marks of our age - and one of the most ominous. This awareness is spreading among American evangelicals, and threatens to let loose a firestorm."(tags: abortion catholic children family mohler)A Call for Unity and Doctrinal PurityBob Hayton over at Fundamentally Reformed posts his insights on the T4G Conference, and links to many posts written in the aftermath, including … [Read more...]

This Just in: Davinci Code is Fiction!

Josh Harris: says ". . . The other day I read a short interview with Tom Hanks about the movie. When asked about the controversy he made a statement emphasizing the fact that it was utter fiction. Of course this is obvious. But it also seems obvious to me that Mr. Hanks would probably never touch a movie based on a fictional story that so misrepresented and essentially slandered any other person or group. Would he star in a film that distorted history and facts to tell the story of Gandhi, … [Read more...]

links for 2006-04-28 T4G Session Four - R. C. Sproul"Justification is not accomplished by a profession of faith. It is the posession of faith, not the profession of it, that saves."(tags: T4GB challies faith gospel grace)John MacArthur's Cheese - Stolen at T4G(tags: T4GB)The Chronicles of Warnock ContinuesPaul points to a day when I posted no less than TWENTY SEVEN times! It's quite interesting seeing all my old posts resurrected!(tags: adrianw) Fun for BloggersThis post has links … [Read more...]

How to Use the New Google Calendar – Including Outlook Synchronization

UPDATE In January of 2008, the following article was identified as the 30th most popular post with readers of this blog on a list of the top thirty most-read posts of all time.This post introduces us to a tool which is invaluable in helping teams to collaborate for free. Google calendar is a helpful gift to the world from what some are calling the new Microsoft. Actually, am I the only one who is starting to worry about Google's total dominance?***************Yesterday I linked to Google's new … [Read more...]

links for 2006-04-11 Russell Moore: Maybe Three Trimesters Is Not Enough?UCC clergyperson suggests abortion issue comes down to a view of "ensoulment," when the soul is imparted to the body, which she says is a life-long project. "What then stops the abortionist from coming for any of us? Maybe we are all fetuses now?"(tags: abortion news)UK Government Rapped Over Illegal Religious DiscriminationWhat were they thinking? Forcing immigrants who were not Church of England to ask for permission … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Challies Takes a Bribe

After extenstive research, I am sorry to have to break an exclusive story about my blogging buddy Tim Challies. Perhaps you have noticed that Tim recently began to list sponsors on his website in a move that he always said he wouldn't do - it was this act that first alerted me to the fact that things were changing over in Challiesland. Recently, I can exclusively reveal, he has become more and more desperate for money following his house-move. I can only assume that it is this that led him to … [Read more...]