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."