Mark Driscoll posted about our beeping, ringing, and vibrating merciless sovereign gods [link no longer good]. Key quote:
[T]here is a new spiritual discipline of fasting from technology to be mastered [so that] we can enjoy the life and people that God puts in front of us rather than ignoring them while we peck away with our thumbs and chat about nothing, which in the end is rarely as important as the people we are ignoring all around us.
In other words, you can identify what’s most important to you by what you ignore.
Thanks to Justin Taylor I’ve enjoyed the ads for the 2008 T4G conference. These three are my favorites by far.
In July I made one purchase at our World’s for Sale. I affectionately call it my miracle mug.
In case you’re uncertain, the caption reads: “Enjoy the miracle of each new day” to which I would add an exclamation point! Consider how many Bible stories this 10¢ cup communicates:
- the rainbow references the flood
- the through-way illustrates crossing of the Red Sea on dry ground
- the clean outside and dirty inside pictures the Pharisees
- the “each new day” line reminds one of the morning mercies of coffee
If you think about it, it’s like a wordless cup…with words. I still pinch myself each time I use it. Perhaps one of the times I’ll pinch myself so hard that the cup will fall and shatter. And be assured, that future joy is preceded by the current joy of being able to delete these pointless photos off my iPhone.
Colin Adams at Unashamed Workman collected some apropos quotes concerning pastors praying their way into the pulpit.
A cold “blog booger” on a paper plate collected some sentences from Calvin about God’s being due our adoration, trust, invocation, thanksgiving. I was laid low especially by my need for invocation, “the habit of the mind, whenever necessity presses us, of resorting to His faithfulness and help as our only support.”
One of our new youth staff, Kim Weinberg, arrived in Hohenschönhausen, Berlin safe and sound. She’ll be serving the Green family for almost two months. I know she would appreciate your prayers.
This video of The Gospel in 6 Minutes is a terrific asset for both evangelism and edification. I benefited from it so much I added it to the one28 About page.
Happy 10 year anniversary and one million MacArthur Study Bibles. As I said before, “If I was stranded on an island and could only have one print resource, this is the one I want.”
The TruThseeker is back at his blog and crunched some numbers on the average life expectancy increase over three millennia. I’m using my extra 2 minutes and 53 seconds today to write this.
Doug Wilson on why community living is messy, but also why crankiness in the community does not equal authenticity. (Here’s the 1000 words version.)