BoBS for the Week Ending October 21st
Bradford Mercer at First Presbyterian Jackson has posted on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Celestial Railroad. Anyone who read Pilgrim's Progress (and if you haven't, shame on you - stop reading this and click this link, select a format, and read/listen) should read the Celestial Railroad.
Over at Not So Famous there's an interesting post on God's Authentication of Ministries. In a world of fuzzy lines, this presents a hard line for thinking about what constitutes a church.
HeavyDluxe has finished his series on (Pre)Destined for Debate about his personal journey to a reformed soteriology. This link is to the last of four posts, but has links to each of the earlier posts that you'll want to read in order.
Tim Challies has some excellent advice for us bloggers about how to deal with dirty laundry (and he's not talking about the Don Henley song). Also don't miss Tim's call for a Reformation Day symposium.
Dr. Tom Ascol has an excellent critique of Dr. Jerry Vines' sermon on Calvinism: A Baptist and His Election.
Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds linked to four messages that Michael Horton gave at the OKC Conference on Reformed Theology. Highly recommended.
Pastor JD Hatfield has been blogging summaries of the messages from last weekend's Brandon Biblical Theology Conference on the Trinity. Be sure to check out all summaries, but especially the Q&A.
Relatively new to the blogging scene is Keith Tolbert. He has a great post in light of the recent cover story in Time magazine this is a much needed post, as long as we remember that this is not a problem unique to the black church (can you say Copeland, Osteen, etc.).
Wonder what hot Christian books might (or might not) be in the works? Check out this list at Purgatorio. While you're there, be sure to cast your vote for Puritan Boy (he's Reformation Man's sidekick). But hurry. Voting ends soon.
Okay, this is not quite within the last week, but since I didn't do BoB's last week, I'm going to include it, especially since it is a redoing of one of the best comedy routines of all time. Thabiti Anyabwile has posted a computer variation of Who's On First by Abbott and Costello.