Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.
A little post-Valentine's Day humor. I'll bet he had to buy more than another "iced latte" to get out of the dog house.
Read about 10 things that won't "Change" no matter who gets elected.
"2. The partisan divide: Politicians have been promising to bridge the divisions in Washington ever since Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton. It's a lot harder than it looks."
Read about how "Artificial sweeteners may contribute more to weight gain than food rich in sugar."
Read This, Retire Rich (from the Men's Wealth Financial Center at MensHealth.com)
"It took our in-house financial guru decades to learn these wealth-building rules. It'll take you about 10 minutes"
In honor of Black History Month, read about Famous Firsts by African Americans.
Read James Galyon's accolades for Bob Fu, a leading advocate for the persecuted Church in China who won the John Leland Religious Liberty Award.
Last Monday we shared Against Music*. Now read Some More Thoughts on Music from Greg Gilbert.
Read 50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily.
"One In, One Out: Avoid clutter by adopting a replacement-only standard. Every time you but something new, you throw out or donate something old. For example, you buy a new shirt, you get rid of an old one. (Variation: One in, Two Out — useful when you begin to feel overwhelmed by your possessions.)"
Read as Pulpit Magazine asks, "Does the Bible mandate home school?"
Read about what Paul would have said had he addressed announcements in church. (HT Brent Thomas)
Read Don Whitney's Ten Questions to Ask to Turn a Conversation Toward the Gospel. (HT Brent Thomas)
"10. I often like to pray for people I meet; how can I pray for you?"
Read Anthony Bradley's thoughts on "Interracial Marriage" in “Separate but equal” in marriage. There were 219 comments at last count and some of them are more than a little heated.
"The fastest way for a preacher to get fired from a conservative Southern church today is to sanction interracial marriages from the pulpit."
Check out the "funniest attack ad of the political season," courtesy of Ray Fowler.
Read about the difference campaign spending makes.
"It isn’t the money that is boosting Obama. Rather, it’s the fact that he is a strong candidate that is attracting both the money and the votes."
Read about how non-New Yorkers perceive New York.
Read a physiological understanding of why we kiss.
"Kisses can convey important information about the status and future of a relationship. At the extreme, a bad first kiss can abruptly curtail a couple’s future."
Read as Denny Burk attempts to ask and answer the question, "If God is sovereign, why pray?"
Read as John Piper answers the question, "What makes the humble happy?"
Read Nathan Williams' review of Kaiser's Toward an Exegetical Theology, a book I require in seminary class. His review contains some great selected quotes as well.
“Exegesis is never an end in itself. Its purposes are never fully realized until it begins to take into account the problems of transferring what has been learned from the text over to the waiting Church.” (p. 149)
Read Leo Babauta's list of 20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life.
"11. All that stuff that’s stressing you out — it won’t matter in 5 years, let alone 15. When things are happening to you right now, they mean all the world. I had deadlines and projects and people breathing down my neck, and my stress levels went through the roof. I don’t regret the hard work (see above) but I think I would have been less stressed if I could have just realized that it wouldn’t matter a single bit just a few years down the road. Perspective is a good thing to learn."
Check this out ... Cheeseburger in a can. Perhaps simultaneously both the best and worst thing ever seen. (HT Missy)
Read as Steve Sailer gives the best indicator of whether a state will swing Red or Blue in a presidential election: The cost of buying a home and raising a family.
Read Leslie's review/recommendation of Definitely, Maybe: When Harry Met Sally meets How I Met Your Mother.
"This movie is not your typical chick flick. Most chick flicks have no turns or surprises, hardly any depth and I never feel what the characters are feeling."
Read as Garth Sundem reveals how to make better decisions.
"With Valentine's Day around the corner, don't trust your instincts when it comes to selecting a mate. Human decision making is seriously flawed - but it can be fixed with a few simple sums."
Read Al Mohler's piece Has God Called You? Discerning the Call to Preach.
Read about the 30-day sex challenge The Relevant Church of Tampa has issued to its congregation. (HT AJF)
"Single men and women can't have sex for 30 days, and married couples are urged to have it every day."
Read Dr. James Galyon's Not Anabaptist.
"It is for these reasons, among others, that many early Baptists rejected the label Anabaptist."
Read about the study that found that Identical twins not as identical as believed.
Read as Jim Kang exhorts the reader to Commit Yourself to a Local Church for the Glory of God.
"It is too common to see people today that are “dating” a church out of selfish convenience and in some instances it’s not uncommon to see people who are “two-timing” with another church or another ministry."
Read this offering from Brother Hank: Steady The Knees: Confessions of a Christian Pro-Life Activist.
Read as Tim Challies' asks, Is Forgiveness Conditional or Unconditional?
Read a collection of quote Chris Brauns has compiled on Conditional Forgiveness.
Read as Lionel Woods tackles the issue of a believer under the law: Law, Gospel, or Both?
Read Nathan Busenitz (of Pulpit Magazine) on the NT Christian's relationship to the OT law: You, Me and Moses.
Read about Eric Redmond being used as an example of how Southern Baptists have to diversify to survive.
Read Ed Stetzer's forward to Bob Roberts' new book on Church Multiplication.
Scope out Bruce Tomaso's Bible Love Quiz.
7. Hosea once purchased his wife, Gomer, with what currency?
- All of the above
Read Matthew Cornell's Three indecisiveness phrases, and when (not) to use them.
Check out the Fall 2007 (Volume 18, Number 2)issue of The Master's Journal (of The Master's Seminary), An Issue Devoted to an Examination of New Covenant Theology. As he reads the articles, Michael Adams will be blogging about it.
Read about the Supreme Court judging 5 "age bias" cases.
"There is only one anti-bias law — the one against discrimination based on age — that would cover all nine Supreme Court justices, if such laws applied to them."
Comment of the Week:
"In addition to the promoting sin and glorifying evil standards, which seem very wise, I sometimes measure a song by whether it promotes my sense of internal peace, or disturbs it. Some styles of singing and/or music immediately give me a sense of inner turmoil, disturbance. But I realize this is subjective, and that people will disagree on what they personally consider "disturbing." Some kinds of very intense screaming found in some Christian hard rock today, for example, troubles me. I have also heard singing in some "Christian" songs in which the voices were electronically altered to the point where they almost sound demonic, and yet, they sing lyrics that are probably okay. But the sound of the voice doesn't fit with the lyrics." (Mark T)"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."