And now here’s a Wednesday Link List that needs no introduction…
- The other members of the band America (“A Horse With No Name”) pay tribute to Dan Peek who later had a career in Christian music, who passed away on the weekend.
- Jay Grelen joins the cast at GetReligion.org, a blog that looks at how the media handles religious stories. His own story was interesting.
- Josh McDowell believes that the internet is the greatest threat to Christian belief: “The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything that you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have… whether you like it or not,” said McDowell. Read more at Faith and The Law.
- Pressured by his elders’ board to apologize, Mark Driscoll makes a half-hearted effort following his remarks on Facebook about “effeminate worship leaders.” Rachel Held Evans calls him a bully.
- Just in case you’re wondering, here’s the website for Hope Unlimited Church in Australia, the church Mark and Darlene Zschech call home since leaving the Hillsong mother-ship; though they’ll still be part of music events.
- Tim Challies looks at the ‘Christian’ label being applied to the man who brought about the carnage in Oslo, Norway.
- Paul Clark reads Brother Lawrence’s Practice of the Presence of God and notes that the greatest books — starting with the Bible — have already been written.
- Paul also has a great article on creating a “culture of generosity” within your church in this article about stewardship.
- C. Michael Patton knows how to kick off a discussion and he’s got enough readers that he gets a response. Be sure to read all the comments on this discussion about praying over and over and over and over again.
- Michelle VanLoon at Her.meneutics tells about growing up in the 1960s and ’70s with her father’s porn magazines openly displayed on the coffee table and how it affected her.
- While it wasn’t a Christian story per se, Eugune Cho posted this story about the latest “Susan Boyle” type of story on Korea’s Got Talent. Read about Sung-Bong Choi. (No relation to Song Sung Blue.)
- While this one isn’t a link at all, I wanted to post something rather unique: My church is doing a VBS during the last week before school starts and they’re doing it as an evening program from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Different, huh?
- For our Canadian readers: Yes, it’s true, McMaster Divinity School is giving Christian broadcaster David Mainse an honorary doctorate degree. (My favorite Mainse quote: “My wife and I were virgins on our wedding night and we’ve been virgins ever since.” …They have four children.)
- Nick Costello’s book, Kiss What? is another book to examine the music scene and might be a resource for the teen in your home who is OD-ing on popular music culture. Here’s a video preview.
- Here’s a Vimeo vid on the release of the full (OT & NT) edition of the Common English Bible. (Note: This HD clip takes awhile to load.)
- New Blog of the Week: Housewife Theologian by Amiee Byrd — Articles of interest to women and a penchant for reviewing books in the Reformed tradition.
- He calls his blog The Ugley Vicar and recently posted this hymn verse that was sung while attending a “Junior Clergy” conference; a verse that should be the prayer of all of us:
Facing a task unfinished,
That drives us to our knees,
A need that, undiminished,
Rebukes our slothful ease:
We, who rejoice to know Thee,
Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee
To go and make Thee known.