Thinking Out Loud

October 10, 2009

Your Weekend Links

linksSome of these are really, really good.  We got the hunting dogs out this week to track down some things online you might not otherwise find.  So…take a few minutes, okay?

  • A long, long time ago — Monday really, which is forever in blog time — John Shore wrote an excellent piece on the Roman Polanski story which is making headlines around the world.   While it’s more of a general news item, I’m linking to it here because of something John wrote at the end: ” Hey, if you like this piece, do me a favor, please, and do what you can to help get it read… I don’t usually say this sort of thing for my stuff—in fact, in 2.5 years I’ve never said anything like this on any of my posts—but I hate to have this one just disappear in 15 min., the way all posts do.”    You can read John’s article here.
  • While perhaps it’s not as well known as “Footprints,” blogger John Leake links to Linda Ellis’ poem (and heavily merchandised website) as well as reprinting “The Dash Poem” in full.  It’s the dash between our birth-date and death-date that matters.   Also, if your pastor is the “three points and a poem” kind of guy you can send him to Jeff’s blog, The Launch Pad.
  • Counterfeit GodsAuthor Tim Keller is blogging.   Well, sort of.   I’m not sure if this is going to be a regular thing or if it’s just a one-off; but he discusses his recent visit to speak at the Willow Creek Leadership Conference.   Well, actually it’s only four paragraphs.  You can read this at the Redeemer Church Planting Center.    And watch for Tim’s new book, Counterfeit Gods, releasing at the end of this month.
  • She’s a pastor’s daughter, and as she walked by the group that had set up microphones for a rather confrontational afternoon of evangelism, something didn’t sit right.   Was it their attitude?   Was it all law and condemnation without any love?   So she spoke up the best she could.   The result is posted on YouTube.   If the comments seem a bit one-sided it’s because the clip was linked from a popular “Law and Gospel” blog that sees this type of verbal witness as the only way to go about this.   Check out “Pastor’s Daughter” here.
  • Jerry in New Mexico blogs at Minor Mutterings and noted the anniversary earlier this week of the martyrdom of William Tyndale.  Said Tyndale, “I defy the Pope, and all his laws; and if God spares my life, I will cause the boy that drives the plow in England to know more of the Scriptures than the Pope himself!”  The anniversary was Tuesday, October 6th.
  • Paul Dixon blogs at Youth Worship and notes his personal discovery of 143 instructional videos on You Tube that are part of the Discovering Worship channel, which are also posted on a Discovering Worship website.   Read his blog for more details.
  • The website, Who is Jesus Really is basically a rewrite of the Four Spiritual Laws presentation, but allows you to click on a wide variety of languages for translation of the material.   Ideal if you connect with someone who speaks a different language but wants to understand the meaning of the cross.
  • Not enough links here for ya?  Maybe you’re spending too much time in front of your computer.   However, if it’s pouring rain where you live and you must stay inside, here’s almost 100 more links for you to Christian blogs you’ve probably never seen, on the auxiliary or “friends” list of My Christian Blogs.

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