The Link 7.10.09: Calvin, Yoga, and Mars Hill

1. Happy birthday, Jean Calvin.  Kevin DeYoung has some good words on this incredible man. 2. Charles Krauthammer suggests that President Obama’s latest foreign junket did not go as well as some might think. 3. The NYT covers efforts to create a list of registered yoga teachers.  This one can be filed under ironically hilarious. [Read More...]

The Link 6.19.2009

1. Mark Driscoll and Rick Melson discuss the new Resurgence training center.  Cool training model.  Some of the profs featured in it are to the right (in case you couldn’t tell). 2. W. Bradford Wilcox of National Review has a great article up on “Five Myths of Manhood”.  Interesting stat: for all the talk about [Read More...]

Families Leaving Cities: Urban Trends in Chicago and Elsewhere

A friend of mine hipped me to an insightful article on how families are migrating out of cities–including Chicago–at unusually high rates: “Since the 1990s virtually all the gains made in the New York economy have accrued to the highest income earners. Overall, New York has the smallest share of middle-income families in the nation, [Read More...]

The Link 4.3.09: Driscoll on Men and Marriage, and More

1. SportsCenter offers the “Not Top Ten” of the day.  Stay with it, and you will see 1) a caddy take a dive and 2) a women’s basketball coach get rather nutty. 2. The economy’s tough, but some employers see the current sitch as an opportunity. 3. A controversial post over at the NYT on [Read More...]

Dude, You’re Not Mark Driscoll, and Other Ways to Find a Pastoral Identity

9Marks just released its new eJournal on helping young pastors. I highly commend it to you–it looks very, very helpful. I had a thought on this topic.  It strikes me that young pastors, which I hope will one day include me, need to emulate our leaders and heroes, but only to a point.  We need [Read More...]

The Link 3.13.09: New Calvinism and Facebook Flaming

1. Neo-Calvinists, restless young theologians, we have been discovered by the secular media.  Time magazine just included “The New Calvinism” as one of its ten world-changing ideas (HT: JT).  This makes sense.  We are a weirdly fascinating bunch.  We defy a lot of the stereotypes held by non-Christians.  We’re thoughtful, culturally attuned, fun, and even [Read More...]

The Link, February 20, 2009: Kobe Bryant, Whiny Students, and Sermon “Battle Plans”

1. You should watch the hilarious Nike viral video featuring Kobe Bryant as a salesman for “ankle insurance.” Well worth the 2:20 of your life. 2. Grade-obsessed students, meet thy judgment: the Times has a great story on grade inflation and student attitudes. Key quotation: “A recent study by researchers at the University of California, [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll and the 900: Toughness and Manliness in Gospel Ministry

Those of you who want a high-viscosity challenge in the realm of Christian ministry should check out Mark Driscoll’s call for 900 men: “We are deadly serious about the great commission and loading all guns to storm hell with the gospel of grace. And we need more men. Nine hundred men. Not boys—men. Real men. [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 3, 2008

1. Mark Driscoll interviews excellent Christian rap artist LeCrae, who has recorded a song based on a John Piper book.  And you thought I was kidding. (HT: JT) 2. The CBMW blog, Gender Blog, has just published my three-part series on a blueprint for manhood.  The blog is currently not loading, but here’s the link if you’re [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...]


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