Daily Archives: January 3, 2014

Do Not Be Surprised…This ‘n’ That (03 January 2014)


  • Is Perry Noble an entrepreneurial genius?
  • Because you can never have too many links to the ridiculous in your weekly This ‘n’ That.
  • Here’s a list of eight kinds of commenters in the Christian blogosphere. Actually, I think my list would look quite a bit different.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • R.C. Sproul’s commentary on the book of John is free this month.
  • If you’ve ever owned a cat, you know this is true.
  • My public school science teachers often showed us videos of well-known evolutionist ‘Billy Nye the Science Guy.’ (Gotta love public school.) Next month, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis will be debating Bill Nye. I’d kind of like to see that.
  • I was looking forward to watching the Tournament of Roses Parade this year. Until I heard about this. Needless to say, I didn’t bother to watch.
  • Contemplating unity and division.
  • Francis Chan appeared this past week as a speaker at IHOP’s OneThing conference. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you already know why that should be a concern.
  • Dr. Michael Brown has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Strange Fire conference and book. He was excited to announce yesterday that he had taped several shows with infamous charlatan Benny Hinn. Is it just me, or does that kind of make it difficult to take any of his criticisms seriously?
  • The Mennonite Church USA has ordained its first openly gay pastrix.
  • The purposes of God in your pursuit of godliness:


Read More: http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2014/01/this-n-that.html

Free Apologetics Bible Inserts from J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity, former detective, member of Stand to Reason, and a “one dollar apologist,” continues to supply a steady stream of helpful resources through his website ColdCaseChristianity, his podcast, blog, twitter feed, and through speaking. (He’s my first recommendation for a guest speaker at a church or event.) And here’s one of Jim’s many resources he offers at his website: Apologetics Bible Inserts. Topics include: • Evidence for the Deity of Jesus • Evidence for the Resurrection • Evidence for God’s Existence • Evidence for the Reliability of the Old Testament • and more… You can check out the Apologetics Bible Inserts and download them here. Enjoy.

Mark Driscoll, Ergun Caner, and the Scandal of Evangelical Integrity

Truth-telling is a great cause. So great the Lord Jesus described the purpose of his coming – what we are about to celebrate at Christmas – as to tell the truth: “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth.”  (John 18:37.) So it should be a shock to us if some Christians today take truth telling lightly.

In this run up to the birth of The Truth-Teller, the American evangelical church has been hit by two controversies challenging its commitment to integrity.

Read More: http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2014/01/02/mark-driscoll-ergun-caner-and-the-scandal-of-evangelical-integrity/

Here’s a summary of what we discussed on the Hannity radio show about Egypt, Iran & the Mideast peace process.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

jerusalem-siloutte(Washington,  D.C.) — I just finished a very interesting conversation with Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, who was guest hosting for Sean Hannity on his radio show. Pastor Michael Youssef of “Leading The Way,” originally from Egypt, also joined us on the program. Thanks to both of them for the questions they asked and the points they made. I appreciated being included in the conversation.
Here is a brief summary of what we discussed:
  • We talked about the dramatic changes in Egypt this past year, including the counter-revolution last July when the military arrested President Mohamed Morsi and most of the top leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Now General Sisi and his forces are fighting the Brotherhood throughout Egypt, and fighting against al Qaeda in the Sinai. It’s still not an easy life for Egyptian Christians, or anyone in Egypt.
  • It’s too early to say whether Sisi will prove to be a…

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