Interestingness

It is once again time for me to share the articles from this last week that I found interesting. Here is another dose of Interestingness. Read on!

Google Set to Acquire Motorola Mobile

The guys over at Engadget posted a story this morning telling of Google’s intent to acquire Motorola Mobile. If this occurs, their Android operating system will be an even fiercer competitor to Apple. You can read the story by clicking here.

An Atheist Clergy

I was sent an article last week highlighting a Dutch church and their atheist pastor. It seems odd that a church would hire an atheist, doesn’t it?  And even more odd that an atheist would want to be a pastor of a church. Click here to read about how these two groups are coming together under one roof. For what it is worth, I would not recommend the church follow their model.

The Internet is Defending Itself

David Ignatius wrote a great column for The Washington Post recently highlighting how the NSA and Homeland Security are working to defend the internet from malicious attacks. You can read the article here.

Evangelicals and the Gay Revolution

Albert Mohler highlighted an article from The Wall Street Journal the other day on his blog. In it, the author is arguing that gay rights activists are fighting a moral revolution, one that is quickly mounting steam and moving forward. He also highlights the difference between Liberals and Conservatives in regard to the revolution. Liberals jump on the bandwagon, accommodating the homosexual agenda, while Conservatives do not. If you would like to read more, then click here.

The Help

The movie The Help is in full swing at the box office. The book was a hit, and it looks like the movie will be as well. The guys over at the The Gospel Coalition wrote a great article about this story. You can read it here.

Interestingness

Here are some articles and videos from around the web that I found interesting this week. Check them out, and let me know your thoughts.

A Meal With Jesus

Tim Chester’s book is reviewed by Shelley Bingham over at The Gospel Coalition. Here is a little of what the book is about:

Chester’s main burdens in this book are: to explain the startling significance of Christ’s desire to eat with sinners and Pharisees alike; to reveal the deeper spiritual realities that these shared meals with Christ point to; and to encourage us as Christians to make sharing meals an integral part of our fellowship with others, so as to regularly enact and reflect upon the grace that Christ so freely gave to us.

You can read the full review by clicking here.

Make God’s Word Your Thing

Make God’s Word Your ‘Thing’ from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

What Do the Religions Teach About God?

The Resurgence put out  a great article about different religions and their teachings on God. Check it out here.

The Culture of Death

In a recent article, Al Mohler highlights how some cities are cracking down on and attacking the work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. You can read it here.

Business Practices and the Church

9Marks did an excellent interview with John Hardin about his dissertation regarding the history of business practices in the church. This is a great discussion that will help you to see the necessity to think through different methodologies you may be considering introducing to your church. You can listen by clicking here.

Count the Cost

Interestingness

It is time for another dose of Interestingness. What follows are a few articles and videos from around the web I found interesting this week. Check them out.

Is Jesus the Only Way?

Jonathan Dodson from The Resurgence answers the question: Is Jesus the Only Way? You can read it by clicking here.

Reparative Therapy

Homosexuality and Reparative Therapy. Al Mohler weighs in. Here is a snippet from the article:

Known as reparative therapy or sexual orientation conversion therapy, these approaches seek to assist individuals in changing their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. The cultural and political debate over reparative therapy emerged when a clinic run by Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, was accused of offering treatment and counseling intended to change sexual orientation.

You can read the rest of what he has to say by clicking here.

Adoption

Russell Moore recently wrote: An Open Letter to an Unborn Baby, by doing so he is advocating adoption. It is a good read. You can check it out by clicking here.

Biblical Authority and Interpretation

John Piper, Don Carson, and Tim Keller had a round table discussion this last week, which the guys over at The Gospel Coalition filmed and made available on their website. The discussion centers on biblical authority and interpretation. It is a great video series. You can watch it by clicking here.

Impressionist Jim Meskimen

This is a must watch video. Very impressive!!!