23 November 2018

This 'n' That

Well, are you all done with your Black Friday shopping? I mean, it started last night, didn't it? Everyone should be overjoyed with all the deals they found! Or not...

I don't do Black Friday, and I suspect most of my readers don't either, unless you're shopping online. Strangely enough, I think I actually have most of my Christmas shopping done already and, even if I didn't, no present would be worth this! Black Friday brings out mankind's total depravity, and I'd prefer to stay far, far away from it.

For my US readers, I hope you all enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving yesterday, and can continue to relish a peaceful long weekend with your families. For my non-US readers, I hope you can still sneak a piece of pumpkin pie this weekend, holiday or not!

Well, it's back to normal on Monday, but before that happens, let's take a few moments to enjoy the week in review (kind of):
  • When I hear news like this, I always wonder and hope that the person was a Christian. Regardless, we should be thankful for this man's service to his country.
  • An older, but interesting article. What's happened to walking?
  • "There seems to be a wide and shallow definition of exposition within even the most healthy pockets of evangelicalism." Yep, I can attest to that!
  • This paper, written by the Denhollanders, was presented at the recent ETS meeting.
  • Now you know. You're welcome.
  • How do we make the most of Christmas?
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Please join me in praying for Joni Eareckson Tada.
  • On grace and gratitude.
True gratitude or thankfulness to God for his kindness to us, arises from a foundation laid before, of love to God for what he is in himself; whereas a natural gratitude has no such antecedent foundation. The gracious stirrings of grateful affection to God, for kindness received, always are from a stock of love already in the heart, established in the first place on other grounds, viz. God's own excellency. 
—Jonathan Edwards

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