Is President Obama the First Female President?

Don’t ask me.  Ask Kathleen Parker.  She just suggested so–in the Post, no less.  However you answer this question, it seems incontrovertible that men have adapted womanly traits and habits in just about every category–dress, speaking, physicality, you name it.  You have to hand it to Parker–she speaks her mind, with no quarter given to [Read More...]

Dockery’s Summer Reading List, New Yorker on Mike Huckabee, and Weekly Standard on Tea Parties

A Union University grad kindly sent me David Dockery’s summer 2010 reading list.  It’s listed below (in original order) and will be of help to those of us who enjoy little more than a beach towel and a good read. Let me throw in a couple of quick  comments: the Metaxas book on Bonhoeffer is [Read More...]

A Beautiful Story on the Power of Music

Caught this moving story in WSJ, the magazine of the Wall Street Journal.  It’s from Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora, the online personalized radio program: Music is a tremendously powerful medium. I was in a Pandora town-hall meeting in New York. Near the end, this fellow got up. He had lost his hearing about [Read More...]

Swagger Wagons, 9/11 Politics, and Fake Godliness

Denny Burk on “swagger wagons” is worth looking into.  The video he links to will rock your world, particularly when the dad puts on a feather boa and clears his daughter’s tea table.  Nice spoof on the strange and singular genre of rap videos (and strange and singular genre of minivans). ********** Roughly nine years [Read More...]

Sacrifice of the Fittest, Boys Being Girls, and Tim Tebow

Andrew Lisi just wrote an excellent piece on sacrifice from Leviticus.  I loved this paragraph: But as I was reading through today I came across Lev. 22:21 and immediately saw one of the countless threads rooted in that book of the Bible that’s woven throughout Scripture. In Leviticus the perfect animal sacrifice is called for. [Read More...]

Os Guinness in Chicago, Jonathan Edwards, and Baptist21 Events

Socrates in the City is very cool.  And it’s coming to Chicago on May 6, 2010. The program is “pre-evangelism”, aimed at cultural influencers interested in thoughtful conversation on matters of faith, the mind, and public life.  Based in New York City and led by evangelical public intellectual Eric Metaxas, the program is utterly unique [Read More...]

Free T4G Sessions, Liberating Black Theology, and the Sad Story of Jennifer Knapp

In a stunning twist of irony, The Gospel Coalition blog has all of the Together for the Gospel sessions posted online, while the T4G site does not.  And you thought the two did not interface.  It’s great that they do. I don’t know why, but CJ Mahaney’s session is not up.  I thought it was [Read More...]

Are Suburbs Becoming the New Cities?

There’s been much discussion in the blogging world of late about whether to target cities or not in church planting efforts.  In light of that conversation, consider David Brooks’s most recent NYT piece.  He argues based on some studies that suburbs will blossom in coming years: Over the next 40 years, Kotkin argues, urban downtowns [Read More...]

Jamie Oliver, the Morality of Food, Al Mohler, and The Essential Edwards Collection on Air

Are you watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution?  It’s viewable online and is quite entertaining in a reality-show kind of way.  Even if Jamie does cry a bit much for my tastes.  The show showcases the hideous and death-inducing eating habits of many people, some of whom don’t know any better and aren’t in a position to [Read More...]

David Platt, Ben Stiller, and a Fantastic Singer/Songwriter

The booklist for Band of Bloggers has been released, and it includes such brand-new titles as David Platt’s Radical and Kevin DeYoung’s The Good News We Almost Forgot.  There are less than 40 spots left, so to get these and more than $200 of deeply edifying works, sign up post-haste.  This is your final boarding [Read More...]


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