05 September 2014

This 'n' That

Well, last weekend was a long weekend for those of us here in America. And with the Labor Day holiday, there was no shortage of sales at various retailers. This extended even to our furry companions, as I spied a sale ad from a local pet store in my email, which exclaimed:

'Essentials' are on sale? Well, that's a good thing! It's always helpful to be able to purchase things you need at a good price. And if you have pets, then there are certain things you need to have in order to care for those animals. So, let's see, essentials…food? Bowls? Collars? Litter? Well, let me scroll down and see exactly what kind of essentials are on sale…
Oh. Okay. I've never really considered a Halloween consume to be an essential item for anyone, let alone my pet, but to each his own, I guess. At least they did also have some true essentials, like food, on sale.

Man certainly can have a skewed sense of priorities, can't he? Thankfully I know all of you have perfect priorities, and that's why you're here to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Kinda scary, especially considering this could have happened at any school anywhere in the country.
  • Maybe a rock really did move in the desert…
  • Am I the only one who wishes people would stop funding PBS?
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • The man who killed John Lennon says that his life is now all about Jesus. I sincerely hope that it is. What a testimony it would be to the grace, mercy, and regenerating power of God.
  • In October, there will be an online apologetics conference for women, called "Women Equipping Women." I'm not exactly endorsing it, because I'm not familiar with all the speakers. I'm also a little concerned with the statement on the website that says, "Men Welcome!" But if you have $21 to spend on the registration, now you know.
  • Ladies, I know a lot of you are searching for women's Bible studies and resources. Here is one suggestion: Grace Community Church posts the lessons, questions, and lectures online from their women's Bible study. This year they will be studying 1 & 2 Peter and 1 John. I'd suggest supplementing the women's lectures with John MacArthur's sermons, and if you do, you'll have a nice, fairly rich study from which you will benefit.
  • "If Mars Hill is to survive even another six months it needs to be a place of radical repentance: repentance of pride, deception, domineering attitudes, lazy and self-serving hermeneutics, and a slew of other sins." You should read this letter from a recently-resigned worship pastor at Mars Hill Church.
  • Al Mohler hits the Osteen nail on the head when he says, "America deserves the Osteens."
  • Ligon Duncan also weighs in on the latest Osteen nonsense.
  • Um. . . okay.
  • The death of history's worst heretic.
  • It's like John Kerry has never even read the Bible. Oh, wait…
  • That self-proclaimed Christian musician, Gungor, (that I'm not sure anybody had actually heard of prior to this latest doctrinal dust-up) is still spouting nonsense. 
  • Saved, or self-deceived?


  1. I don’t know why (because we never watch Joel) but my wife just happened to tape this now infamous episode. So instead of erasing it, we thought let’s watch and see what theological train wreck Joel and company is going to beam into American households this week. After the seemingly endless and vacuous “worship” songs, Vicky began to speak. My wife and I just looked at each other gobsmacked, as Vicky dug herself in deeper and deeper. I thought to myself when is Joel going to step in here, but then I remembered, Joel, by his own admission, has no theological training, at all; and if ole Joel has no theological training, I’m sure his wife has never cracked the binding on a bible. Anyway, just more proof that women should remain silent in the church. I used to go out of my way to tell people especially in my family (who are mostly charismatics) to stay away from heretics like Osteen. I usually got the “We can’t be too judgemental” response. So I don’t really say anything to them anymore. Joel Osteen his ilk are God’s judgement on the North American church.

    1. Did you notice that Charisma published Albert Mohler's article on the Osteens?


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