Is There a Wilberforce Out There?

I in no way style myself a political pundit, and for good reason.  If you’re interested in coverage of the historic election of Barack Obama as president, check out the New York Times’s front-page article.   Justin Taylor is soliciting feedback from some fine Christian thinkers; I would encourage you to read Randy Alcorn’s hope-filled piece, [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 17, 2008: Politics and Other Messy Things

1. The Wall Street Journal has a helpful article about certain aspects of the Obama “tax cut” that he’s championed for 95% of the population. WSJ: “For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn. In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of [Read More...]

Quick Hits: Chris Brauns’s “Unpacking Forgiveness” and Al Mohler’s “Atheism Remix”

I’ve recently received two noteworthy books that I wish to introduce to readers of this blog.  Chris Brauns’s Unpacking Forgiveness (Crossway, 2008) is an excellent study of biblical, Christ-centered forgiveness.  It includes a huge smattering of helpful practical advice on how one actually goes about forgiving those who have sinned against us.  I’m going to [Read More...]

Children as the Ultimate “Experience”: Driscoll and Mohler on the Family

Two separate pieces, published recently on blogs, highlight the importance of the family as constructed and formed by the Bible. Mark Driscoll wrote a stirring and fun tribute to his wife, Grace, and Al Mohler wrote a scathing and hilarious critique of the “superiority of small families” argument. I would encourage you to read both [Read More...]

The Week-est Link: August 29, 2008

1. A hilarious Dave Barry column on the Democratic National Convention.  Fun excerpt: “This year there is high drama in the Mile High City as the Democrats gather under their official 2008 convention slogan: “A Unified Party, United in Unity Together As One, Undivided.” 2. An excellent Al Mohler article on adoption.  If you’re a [Read More...]

Southern Baptists and Hip Hop: No, I’m Not Making This Up

Just go here and see what I’m talking about. Russ Moore, dean of the 4400-student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the flagship Southern Baptist seminary, interviews the Christian rapper Flame while guest-hosting the Albert Mohler radio program. For those of you who know little about either of these worlds, let me be your trusty guide and [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, May 9, 2008: The Dark Knight, a Theology of Rap, and More

1. Westminster professor Bill Edgar gave a lecture on the theology of rap music a few years back. My friend Andy Naselli tipped me to the lecture, and I think that you will find it positively engrossing and illuminating. Dr. Edgar, simply put, is one of the neatest theologians out there–he tackles topics that other [Read More...]

How Long Will it Be Until Parents Force Children to Undergo Plastic Surgery?

You may have heard of the recent hubbub surrounding the release of a new children’s book that is intended to help the offspring of those who have had plastic surgery cope with the surgery’s transformative effect on their parents. Written by a plastic surgeon, My Beautiful Mommy represents an interesting first in the plastic surgery [Read More...]

Real-Life Sanctification: How Much Television Should a Christian Watch?

I actually figured this one out the other day. Turns out the correct amount rounds out to about eight hours a week. Just thought that you might want to know. And with that, I bring this bad joke to a close, even as I ask this question in a serious manner: how much tv should [Read More...]

Dispatches from T4G: Day Three–Sacrifice and Sayonara

Today’s very quick thoughts: 1. One of the hardest things about T4G is the fact that many friends from the past are around. We’re talking the type who you never see. This makes it really hard to know what to do in organizing one’s schedule. Do you listen to the speaker who’s got great things [Read More...]


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