Do Not Be Surprised…This ‘n’ That (07 March 2014)

  • So, apparently the power went out temporarily at the Shepherd’s Conference. It didn’t stop John MacArthur, though—he just kept preaching!
  • If you’d like to tune in to the last day of the Shepherd’s Conference, you can watch the sessions live online. Access the schedule here. If you’re like me and are waiting for all of the sessions to be posted online, I anticipate that they’ll be at this link within a week or two.
  • Wait a minute . . . that Oscar selfie was preplanned? I’m shocked.
  • James White has collated the Ergun Caner evidence and put it all in one place.
  • Here’s why Julia at Steak and a Bible won’t be watching ‘Son of God’.
  • This is an extremely thorough review of the movie ‘Son of God’. For those of you fielding questions by friends wondering what’s wrong with the movie, this article is a good resource.
  • Few things are cuter than a cat with a love for theology and sound doctrine. With that, here is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I’m excited about the new Dragon Dictate for Mac. I see a lot of potential uses for it for this website and other projects. It’s definitely going on my wish list, purchase date TBD. Does anyone else have a similar software that they use and like? If so, let me know in the comments!
  • Please tell me how any true Christian can watch this speech and applaud? This was terrible and Matt McConaughey should be ashamed. He obviously has no concept of the God of the Bible or of His holy and righteous nature. He’d be better off “looking up to” his dog than his false god.
  • Speaking of wolves, here’s one in Kenya. I was grieved by this disgusting story. I also was saddened to hear some Christians admit that it caused them to chuckle a bit. I fail to see what’s amusing here.
  • This article giving seven mistakes commonly made in women’s Bible studies was helpful. Of course, the first problem is the complete lack of doctrinally sound women’s Bible studies.
  • Apparently the UK has figured out how to regulate the creation of babies from three parents.
  • So the conclusion is: Legos are the best toy ever.
  • Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season for some. Confused about Lent and why some observe it? Wondering why your evangelical church is starting to observe Lent? You may find these two articles helpful: Why I Don’t Observe Lent and Playing with Lenten Fire.
  • World magazine has discovered that Mark Driscoll hired a firm to buy a spot for his book, Real Marriage, on the bestseller list.
  • The pope wants to give women a ‘greater role’ within the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Philippians 4:8–9 tells us to dwell on those things that are pure, lovely, honorable and worthy of praise. Does this characterize your life? Are these the type of things that you allow to fill your mind each day? Steve Lawson delivers an excellent sermon about the Battle for the Mind:

 

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