Interestingness

Here are some articles and videos I found interesting this last week.

OSX Lion Review

OSX Lion was released this week, and the guys over at Engadget.com put out a review. You can read their thoughts on the new operating system by clicking here.

How the Internet is Changing News

If you are curious about the internets affects on the news, then you may want to read this article featured in the Economist. You can read it by clicking here.

Is Church Membership Biblical?

Matt Chandler answers this question in a recent article posted by The Resurgence. You can read it by clicking here.

Book Hoarding

In a recent article by Jim Elliff, he challenges us to think about why we are collecting books and if our fascination with them is worth the time, effort, and money. You can read his post by clicking here.

Civil War Reading List

If you are interested in reading about the American Civil War, then you are in luck. The Gospel Coalition put out a list of five essential books on the Civil War. You can check it out by clicking here.

Chic-Fil-A: I will See You Monday

If you have ever wanted your favorite chicken sandwich on Sunday, but just could not have it, then this video is for you.

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As you sit down to have your bowl of cereal and coffee, check out some of the articles and videos I found interesting from around the web this last week.

The Empire State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Albert Mohler put out a fascinating article covering the moral revolution happening in New York right now. You can read his commentary on the event by clicking here.

What Happens When Same-Sex Marriages End?

That was the question John Schwartz over at The New York Times asked and sought to answer in his latest news analysis this Sunday. Even though I don’t agree with him, I believe his article is telling of the questions many states will soon be forced to answer. You can read his article by clicking here.

Games – What is the Underlying Message they are Teaching Us?

Virginia Heffernan provides an interesting opinion in her latest article on the problem of games that “self level” depending on the players abilities. Games “self level” in order to keep players interested. On the surface there is nothing wrong with this, but it is the underlying message that is the problem. In referring to “self leveling,” Heffernan says, ” It does nothing to teach the all-important patience and tolerance for boredom that are central to learning.” You can read the rest of the article by clicking here.

Erasing Hell

The guys over at The Gospel Coalition put out a review of Francis Chan’s latest book Erasing Hell, which serves as a response to Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. You can read the review by clicking here.

Ultimate Dog Tease

This video is great. You have to watch it.

Ultimate Dog Tease from D’yer Mak’er on Vimeo.

How I Write, How I Live

Tim Challies put out a great article this week about living what you write. He informs us that writing all the right things is easy, but living what you write is hard. You can read his take by clicking here.

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Here are some videos and articles I enjoyed this week. Take a look at them and let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy!

Blog Basics and Perseverance

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start and continue a blog,then you need to read Tim Challies latest post. You can check it out by clicking here.

The Scandal of the Gospel

Albert Mohler wrote an article about his exchange with Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today regarding Rep. Weiner. Here is an exert from the  article:

The exchange on Twitter is another sign of how politically incorrect biblical Christianity is becoming in our times. Christians do understand that non-Christians disagree with the Gospel. We also understand that other religions claim “routes to restoring righteousness.” But biblical Christians cannot accept that these “routes” lead to redemption, and the only righteousness that saves — the righteousness of Christ imputed to the believer, who is justified by faith in Christ alone.”

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

Church Membership: Why does it matter?

Have you ever wondered why church membership matters? Why join a local church? Why participate in worship services? Jonathan Leeman will answer your questions in this article. You can check it out by clicking here.

Piper, Keller, and Carson Talk About Their Future Transitions

Piper Talks with Carson, Keller About Succession Plans at Bethlehem from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Preaching Christ in the Old Testament Resources

If you have not seen the resources from The Gospel Coalition for preaching Christ in the Old Testament, then you need to check them out. You can do so by clicking here.

Interestingness

Grab a cup of your favorite coffee and settle in at your computer. It is time for another installment of Interestingness. This week I want to share a few articles and videos I have found particularly interesting over the last week. I hope you enjoy them.

Water Droplets as Art

positioning systems I – falling objects from pe lang on Vimeo.

Preview of iOS5 for iPhone

Here are two articles from Engadget highlighting the new operating system for iPhone and iPad, which will be released this Fall. You can read the articles by clicking here and here.

Preview of OS X Lion

The guys over at Engadget also provided an article highlighting the details of Apple’s new operating system for their line of Macs, OS X Lion. You can read all about it by clicking here.

Piper, Carson, and Keller Talking about Sustaining the Marriage Covenant

Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Review on Whosoever Will

The guys over at The Gospel Coalition put out a review on Whosoever Will: A Theological Critique of Five Point Calvinism. You can read the full review by clicking here.

A Brave New World – A Look At Social Media

In this video Ed Stetzer takes a look at how social media is shaping us as a culture. You can view it by clicking the link below.

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What to Look for in a Church

Have you ever wondered what you should look for in a church? Well, 9 Marks have provided a resource page to answer your questions. On their site, they answer such questions as: According to Scripture, why should every Christian join a church?; What should I look for in a church?; How can I make the most of the preaching I hear every week? As well as several others. Check out this excellent resource by clicking here.

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Interestingness

Time for more interesting articles and audio from around the web.

Spurgeon – Terrible Convictions and Gentle Drawings (Psalm 32)

In preparation for a sermon I am preaching this coming weekend, I listened to a sermon by Spurgeon. This sermon was preached from a copy of Spurgeon’s manuscript. Spurgeon is a wordsmith. Just listening to the way he turns phrases is truly amazing. Truly he is the Prince of Preachers. You can hear the sermon by clicking here.

Twitter – What is it Doing to Our Communication Skills?

Bill Keller over at the New York Times put out an article recently, which looks into how Twitter and other social networking sites are hindering our personal communication skills. You can read his take on it by clicking here.

Twitter and Slander

While we are on the topic of Twitter, I want to approach it from another angle, slander. Emir Caner’s comment about Acts 29 was out of place. In light of Caner’s comment, Justin Taylor  provides us with a lesson on slander. You can read his article by clicking here.

Gospel Coalition Plenary Sessions and Workshops are Available

The guys over at the  Gospel Coalition are working hard to make this years conference media available. They have finished editing all the Plenaries and most of the Workshops, which they have made available to anyone who would like to listen. You can download to your hearts content by clicking here. May I suggest you download Mohler’s, Keller’s, Bullmore’s, and Carson’s Plenaries, along with Mahaney’s and Newman’s workshops. I attended all of these and they were excellent.

Technology and the Brain

Al Mohler put out an article this week discussing the affects of the computer screen on our brain. You can read it by clicking here.

E Ink Concepts

I have been interested in E Ink lately, since it is the main supplier of e ink ereader screens. I don’t technically own an ereader, but I am very interested in the technology. Here are some concepts they have come up with lately. You can view them by clicking here.

FLYP – Life Underground

FLYP is an interesting magazine that only puts out digital editions. I found one article they did on the men who work underground. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you. You can check it out by clicking here.

Interestingness

Here are some interesting articles and blog posts I read over the last week, along with a video.

The Kindle Tablet?

Jeff Bezos talks about a potential Kindle tablet, as well as the future of color e-ink and library lending. Check out the interview by Paul Reynolds from Consumer Reports by clicking here.

Google I/O Recap

Engadget provided a blog post today highlighting all that took place at Google’s event this week. You can check out all the cool stuff Google is doing by clicking here.

Preaching Christ in the OT

Erik Raymond offers an interesting article challenging pastors to preach the context of the passage instead of making a bee line for Christ in the introduction. He offers five reasons we need to preach the context of the passage, as well as expound Christ from the particular text. You can check out his article by clicking here.

Killing off Marriage and the Presbyterian Churches Ordination Decision

This week Albert Mohler wrote two interesting articles. One on the institution of marriage, which you can check out by clicking here. His second article I want to highlight is on the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s decision to accept openly homosexual ministers, which you can read by clicking here.

Are You Behaving Like a Barbarian

Tim Challies highlights ways we behave like a Barbarian when it comes to our use of electronic media. Check out his interesting post by clicking here.

Video from the NFB of Canada

This video highlights the sad predicament our society is currently in; especially, the plight of our teens. Without Christ there is no hope. You can click here to watch it.