- iMonk has a great piece on why he’s never read Brian McLaren. The discussion that follows is somewhat interesting as people weigh in on whether he should.
- Brian LePort has an interesting post on the issue of Glossolalia in Public.
- Joe Carter comments on gimmicky preaching.
- Carl Trueman comments on the virtues of wasting time.
- Kevin DeYoung is working his way through a 3-part series on the “Ministry of Rebuke” (part 1 and part 2).
- Tim Challies follows up yesterday’s post on 5 Reasons that Books are Better than E-Books with a somewhat lackluster post on 5 Reasons that E-Books are Better than Books.
- CT interviews Anne Rice about her recent decision to leave the church and just be a “Christ follower.”
- And, for your Wednesday morning enjoyment, here’s a zombie apocalypse quiz that tries to determine how likely it is that you will survive the day of zombie judgment.
Here are some “helpful” (i.e. competely random) links for your Friday morning enjoyment.
- Joel points out some videos of Greg Boyd discussing eternal punishment.
- manybooks.net looks like a great place to go for free e-books. HT
- Apparently they’ve now developed a computer program that can translate ancient languages – starting with Ugaritic. HT
- James McGrath reviews James R. Edward’s The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition.
- Theres been a lot of discussion recently about the future of academic textbooks in a digital age. Mark Goodacre provides a nice roundup of links along with some comments of his own.
- I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Anne Rice has decided to quite Christianity. Apparently she still thinks Jesus is okay, but not the rest of us. Brian LePort, T. C. Robinson, Collin Hansen, Jim West, and Joe Carter, have all commented on this, and I’m sure many others have as well.
- Here’s a study finding that we tend to think people are less truthful if they have a foreign accent. That, of course, is because we’re pretty sure that foreigners are really trying to take over the world. HT
- Apparently there’s now a 1 in 1,000 chance that an asteroid will hit the earth in 2182.
- Here’s a list of the 100 Best Magazine Articles Ever Written.
- And, have you ever worried that the person next to you might be a zombie? No problem. Now there’s an app for that.