Around the Horn – 8.26.10

August 26, 2010

Hard to Believe?  Biblical Authority and Evangelical Feminism
From Al Mohler: Anne Eggebroten visited Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and what she found there shocked her. As a matter of fact, she was so shocked that she wrote about that experience in the July 2010 edition of Sojourners magazine. Readers of her article are likely to experience a shock of their own — they will be shocked that Eggebroten could actually have been surprised by what she found there.

The Flak Over “The Shack”
Unlike Cinderella — at least in the Disney version — there’s no happy ending in sight for Young, or for the two men, Jacobsen and Cummings, he once called friends and business partners.  For nearly eight months, the trio have been mired in a series of lawsuits, accusations flying over improper accounting practices, millions of dollars in missing royalties, contract breaches and copyright disputes.

As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out
From the NYT: Courtney Purvin got a shock when she visited Facebook last month. The site was suggesting that she get back in touch with an old family friend who played piano at her wedding four years ago.  The friend had died in April.

Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?
A very nice, short, video clip from Phillip Jensen.

The Harmony of All God’s Decrees
If God has already willed to send rain, then why pray for it? Or if God has chosen to save you, then why fight so hard against temptation?  This from Jonathan Edwards . . .

Faith v Science
Is it possible to believe in God in the modern era of scientific discovery? In a series of in-depth interviews, scientists from fields as diverse as botany, immunology and physics talk about their scientific research and their faith in God.

Scraps of Thoughts on Daily Prayer
From Tim Keller: There are three kinds of prayer I try to find time for every day – meditation (or contemplation), petition, and repentance. I concentrate on the first two every morning and do the last one in the evening.

One response to Around the Horn – 8.26.10

  1. In regards to the article on The Shack:

    Of course, he could have never written the book and saved a lot of people from reading misinformed theology and a feel-good feeling. Then he wouldn’t have to worry about royalties at all. :)

    Disclaimer: I’m not bashing The Shack so much as the nonsense that arises from people reading it. Similar to The Da Vinci Code in my book.