Do Not Be Surprised…This ‘n’ That (13 December 2013)

  • I’m going to bypass all of the blog chatter about the Driscoll/Mefferd debacle and just share this interview that Slate reporter Ruth Graham did with Janet Mefferd. I hope that those who ignored the thrust of the post, ‘Of Mefferd and Driscoll and Integrity‘ will note the following from the interview: “Mefferd says that ‘no attorneys were involved in this situation’ and that no one at Mars Hill Church, where Driscoll is pastor, suggested she remove the materials.”
  • Another megachurch pastor has committed suicide.
  • Well, I’m sure the pro-homosexuals are hating this story right now.
  • Elizabeth Prata shares some difficult thoughts about Billy Graham.
  • Speaking of Elizabeth, she gets the credit for finding your weekly dose of adorable.
  • These also look delicious, and they’re seemingly allergen-free, which ought to make all my health-nut, gluten-free readers happy.
  • The Christian Post seems to think that an atheist became ‘a believer‘ after receiving $100 from a stranger. The question is: a believer in what? I don’t know what’s more disheartening, this story or the slew of ecstatic comments below it.
  • Paula White wants you to learn about the power of words.
  • I have Evernote, but I have yet to actually use it. Tim Challies may have convinced me to give it a sporting chance.
  • They should bring these back.
  • Who is this man that even the banks and the mortgage lenders obey him? Answer: a false teacher.
  • There was a bit of a dust-up this week concerning Michael Brown and a claim that John MacArthur was scheduled to appear on his radio show. Here’s Phil Johnson’s statement on the matter.
  • Did Apollos write Hebrews?
  • I am really not sure how I feel about this.
  • But I know exactly how I feel about this.
  • Whew! I feel so much safer now! You just can’t trust those sock monkeys.
  • Some people’s Christmas pet peeve is hearing ‘Happy Holidays.’ This is mine.
  • Good Kindle price on Dr. James White’s Scripture Alone (note, this already has increased by 50¢ since I first bookmarked the link, so buy it quickly).
  • Here’s the link to the debate between Dr. James White and Chris Pinto on the topic, ‘Is Codex Sinaiticus a Modern Forgery?’
  • A true apostle was a witness of the risen Christ.
  • If you’ve ever been faced with—and perhaps confused by—the argument that Christmas trees are a pagan symbol and Christians ought not have one, you may find this article helpful.
  • I have a love-hate relationship with the many stairs of Pepperdine University.
  • Oh my, this breaks my heart.
  • Because it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include a link to a Carl Trueman post.
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones in a 1970 interview discussing the nature of man:


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