BoB's for the Week Ending September 16th
Already Mentioned: I linked to Justin Taylor's post about the Mosaic Law in last night's post on the law. Also, in Wednesday's post I linked to Adrian Warnock's challenges about blogging Proverbs. Besides these posts, Adrian posted on how to interpret Proverbs from Dan Phillips and posted on Piper on Proverbs this week. I'm just pointing you to his blog this morning so you can check them all out.
Pastor JD Hatfield accepted Adrian's challenge and posted (twice) on the sluggard. Of particular note is Friday's post on a lion in the street. JD also looked at a frequent error that is made when we try to interpret Scripture.
The "not necessarily theological" posts of the week go first to two of Frank Turk's sidekicks, Carla and Daniel. The sidekicks have been running Frank's blog while he's on vacation. Carla gave us 25 examples of "boys will be boys." And in what is probably the post of the week, Daniel recounted a fish story.
Second, Marty Duren over at SBC outpost let us know what his "Faves" are, and in the comments over there you can read how other people responded as well. I'll repost my favorites at the end of this post (maybe telling you more about myself than I should). I'd be interested in seeing the favorites of anyone who happens to visit this blog.
The Rebelution is aimed primarily at a younger audience, but their post on Baylor University's four American Gods should be read by everyone.
Mark Lauterbach reminds us that Jesus is not primarily to be seen as an example, He's to be seen as the Savior.
Tom Ascol discusses Rosie O'Donnell and Biblical Christianity.
Generally, I don't point you to Dr. Mohler's blog because you should be reading it already, but I want to give special mention this week to his post on preaching to felt needs. This is an excellent reminder for anyone who regularly preaches or teaches the Scriptures.
In a similar vein, Tim Challies posts on the veneration gap.
Having posted a couple of links that could be seen as critical of Rick Warren, let me note that Scott Hill over at Fide-O considers the recent Time article on the prosperity gospel and how rejection of this error makes strange bedfellows.
Finally, Frank Turk, during his vacation, took time to post again on the TNIV. Let me give you a flavor of Frank's approach by quoting his conclusion [emphasis is Frank's]:
You have to ask yourself: why choose such a soft and inadequate rendering when far better contemporary renderings were plainly available? That’s not about the limits of the modern reader: that’s about the limits of the translators.
What is my favorite
1. Movie in the last 10 years
2. Movie from the 40’s or 50’s
3. Movie of all time
Honorable mention - The Magnificent Seven
4. Current television show
4a. Television show of all time (I added this one)
5. Novel in the last 10 years
Black House - Stephen King and Peter Straub
6. Novel of all time
Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
7. “Secular” song of all time
Radar Love - Golden Earring (in the car)
(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - Elvis Costello (out of the car)
8. CCM song of all time
Tie: Be Ye Glad - Glad
Man of the Tombs - Bob Bennett
9. Worship song of all time
God of Wonders - Paul Baloche
10. Hymn of all time
Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
11. Theological/Christian growth book of all time
Tie: Knowing God - J.I. Packer
Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
12. Sermon that you have ever heard
New Time Religion and Justification by Faith - II - Dr. S. Lewis Johnson (or just about anything else he preached)
Feel free either in the comments here or at your own blog to post your favorites.