Monday, January 14, 2008

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

This is how one Texas church emphasizes missions--the Missions Linebacker. (HT Benji)

Read Calvin the Evangelist by RTS professor Frank James, III.
"Calvin didn't just plant small fledgling churches; he planted mega-churches that in turn planted more churches. ... If Calvin is taken as a model, Reformed theology ought to produce not only the best theologians. but also the best pastors and missionaries."

Read about Four health changes can prolong life 14 years.
"People who drink moderately, exercise, quit smoking and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each day live on average 14 years longer than people who adopt none of these behaviors."

Read about folks getting fired for NOT smoking!

Read about the Golf Channel (honestly, there is apparently a whole channel for "golf") who was suspended for saying that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley."

Read this LA Times piece about the effects of abortion on fathers: Changing Abortion's Pronoun. (HT Jade)
His fiancee's sister told him about the abortion after it was over. Baier remembers that he cried. The next weeks and months go black. He knows he drank far too much. He and his fiancee fought until they broke up. "I hated the world," he said.

Read the Secret to Winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors.
"Research shows that stone, also called rock, is the most popular of the three possible moves in the game. That means that your opponent is likely to choose paper, because they will expect to you to start the game with stone. By going with scissors, you achieve an early victory."

Scope out
the 10 Best Roller Coasters on Earth.

Read Tim Challies' thoughts on Inerrancy: What it does and does not mean.

Read about the meanest mom on earth, who advertised and sold her son's car after finding alcohol in it. I love the ad she placed:
"OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."

Read about John Kerry's endorsement of Barak Obama.

Read about Jodi Benson's (the voice of Ariel in "The Little Mermaid") Christian faith & thoughts on making movies. (HT Ray Fowler)
"My life verse is John 15:5. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” People tell me, “You have a great voice and you can do this or that.” I really can do nothing, but God has given me specific gifts. It’s the only way I can get anything done."

Read Dr. Patterson's booklet Anatomy of a Reformation (pdf) about reforming the SBC. (HT Straight Out of the SWBTS Blogosphere)

Watch Fred Thompson's campaign video.

Read a transcript of the SC Republican debate (1/10/2008). A good night for Fred Thompson.

Read Thabiti Anyabwile's great list of books on evangelism.

Which is worse, visiting a brothel or working in one?
Read about a couple in the middle of a divorce that may be arguing that topic.
"A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees."

Read about the hunting dog that shot his owner.
"I've been in law enforcement 20 years and this is probably the strangest one I've had," said Chambers County Sheriff Joe LaRive.

Do you have a miserable job? Read about 3 Signs of a Miserable Job and 3 Remedies for Job Misery.

Read A look at 2 possible GOP ticket pairings: Choose or Lose?
"I see two teams forming out there. A moderate McCain/Huckabee ticket vs. the conservative Romney/Thompson ticket."

Read speculations about what Martin Luther would be like if he was just starting out in ministry today.
"Would a 29 year old Luther wear a suit when preaching in today's culture? Would he ever wear a robe? Would he wear jeans in Sunday church meetings?"

Take the test. Could you pass 8th grade science?

Read Just How Dangerous Is Police Work?
"Generally, police are about three times as likely to be killed on the job as the average American. It isn't among the top ten most dangerous professions, falling well behind logging, fishing, driving a cab, trash collecting, farming, and truck driving."

Read about Hannah Montana getting busted for using a body double on stage.

Read 20 reasons to read good (Chritian) books.
9. You will be able to practically apply Paul’s command to think upon “wholesome” things

This is truly disturbing. Read about the mom who confessed she killed her autistic child, on her 2nd attempt.

Read about another reason for families to have dinner together: Family meals may lower girls' eating disorder risk.

You gotta love all the qualifiers and caveats, but read that More Sun Exposure May Be Good For Some People.

Read about how Clinton & Obama are clashing over "race" issues.
"Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign."

Read about the scrub who lost his arm hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride trying to holler at the ladies.

Read about the retired pastor who supports Russian seminary by the making & selling of birdhouse.

Read about how 45% of Chicago doctors recommend placebos.

Lionel Woods comments about generational curses.
Read about how Dr. Tony Evans teaches generational curses (Part 1 - Part 2)
Read So what is the big deal? My Issue with Generational Curses

Comment of the Week:
"My wife doesn't like the idea of a medicine that would make us never sleep. She thinks crime would increase." (Mark T)
"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
-Flannery O'Connor



At 14 January, 2008 12:54, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

The murder by the mom, is sad and is just evidence of how many professing (she may be a believer, just troubled) Christians don't understand God's sovereignty and the fact that this little girl was still made in the "Imago Deo"!

The dude losing his arm makes me think about the song "Scrub" by TLC

Finally I have your CD's, just the hot stuff you know! I will have them in the mail by End of Day tomorrow.

At 14 January, 2008 13:19, Blogger GUNNY said...

It was reported that the ladies in response to his conversation initiation said, "No, I don't want your number. No, I don't wanna give you mine. And no, I don't wanna meet you nowhere. No, don't want none of your time."

The notion of the Imago Dei has seemingly been lost on generations of professing believers, even by those who see aiding those in need in merely utilitarian terms.

I'll be watching the mailbox like a hawk, brother! Thanks so very much.

At 14 January, 2008 15:21, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...


It was reported that the ladies in response to his conversation initiation said, "No, I don't want your number. No, I don't wanna give you mine. And no, I don't wanna meet you nowhere. No, don't want none of your time."

At 15 January, 2008 12:46, Blogger Oilcan said...

Gun speaks for all of us:

No, I don't want no scrub.
A scrub is a guy who can't get no love from me,
hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride,
trying to holler at me.

At 15 January, 2008 22:03, Blogger randal said...

I like the idea of a Huckabee/Mccain ticket. or Huckabee/Thompson ticket.If Romney is on a ticket I'll stay home. Can't get past his belief system.

At 15 January, 2008 22:24, Blogger GUNNY said...

I could be down with a Huckabee/Thompson ticket, though it would be more the Thompson/Huckabee variety.


I feel you on Romney. I'm out. I don't want any of that.

However, what am I gonna do if it's Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barak Hussein Obama vs. Romney?

Whew ... that's gonna be a really tough one. Not that I would vote for HRC or BHO, but would I go independent or protest the GOP's waffle by just staying home.

I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'm VERY confident the DNC will through out either HRC or BHO, so that much is clear to me.

At 16 January, 2008 00:05, Blogger AJF said...

Luther would definitely wear a all ministers should :)

At 16 January, 2008 00:21, Blogger GUNNY said...


Luther would have paid enough attention in his preaching classes to know that nobody is willing to listen to some chump in a suit!

... unless, of course, he's wearing a bow tie!

At 17 January, 2008 22:52, Anonymous mark t said...

Regarding generational curses, upon a quick perusal, I think Tony Evans is talking about the curse which sin has upon succeeding generations. The effects of sin are not limited to a single generation, but indeed are passed on. This does not mean that a child who is born into poverty or alcoholism cannot fully experience all the benefits of knowing Christ, and so “break free” so to speak. But it does mean that poverty and alcoholism are curses, in the sense that they are obstacles which he must struggle against, through no fault of his own, but rather stemming from the sins of generations past.

Regarding the mom of the autistic child, we have an autistic daughter, and while I know what this mom did was heinous, sinful, unacceptable, and she needs to be punished, I also sympathize with her, knowing how hard her life probably was. Raising a child who can't respond to you, won't get potty trained, exhibits strange behavior, and keeps you up most of the night every night could push even a loving parent over the edge. I thank God for my wife, who, by grace, seems to me superhuman in her love and patience.

Luther might have worn a bow tie.

Probably in our generation Luther would not have risen to what he became in his own time. To a large degree, it seems, it was the times in which he lived that allowed him to rise to what he became. This is not in any way to take away from his outstanding giftedness, greatness, etc.


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