Flotsam & Jetsam (4/7)

Why We Need Jane Austen [Caution: Mature] – Good stuff. “… Austen reminds us of the largely forgotten categories of the lady and the gentlemen. It is her genius to make us aspire to these roles even in a world where such notions are strange and often ridiculed.” (HT Challies)

The Reformer Known By Heart, But Not By Name – Who is it? Isaac Watts

That Is How Jesus Died – “Shredded flesh against unforgiving wood, iron stakes pounded through bone and wracked nerves, joints wrenched out of socked by the sheer dead weight of the body, public humiliation before the eyes of family, friends, and the world — that was death on the cross…”

Movieology: Source Code – For those of us who enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s cerebral thriller Inception (2010), Source Code – which just hit theaters April 1st – may be a good film to look into.

Captain America – Since we’re on the subject on movies, I give you the first official trailer of the soon-to-be-released Captain America film. Looks pretty good.

Two-Fisted Pastor – The Duke passes out some “tough love” to non-tithers. It’s quite a sight to behold!

The Only Game In Town – Albert Mohler on Richard Dawkin’s new book: “No one reading The Greatest Show on Earth will come away thinking that Dawkins meant to be amusing in any conceivable manner. He is deadly serious, and he never backs off from his argument in any sense. He really believes (or at least really claims) that those who disagree with him are insane, deluded, intellectually perverse, and unintelligent.”

Plain Speaking – Spurgeon wasn’t one for mincing words. Nooo, sir.

How Does God Execute His Decrees? – Another great post from the crew over at The Calvinist Gadfly. Don’t just stand there: read it!

Tax Time Coming – Let’s end today’s F&J with a good laugh… or two. Marvin Olasky of WORLD magazine shares with us his second annual pre-April 15 joke column. Here’s a sample: “Apologies also to computer newcomers, one of whom was recently using a long password: ‘MickeyMinniePluto-HueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofy-Boston.’ He chose that because it had to be at least eight characters long and include at least one capital.”

“His chief characteristic was an intense ordinariness. He was a young man; and when you had said that of him you had said everything.” ~ P.G. Wodehouse, A Man of Means


4 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (4/7)”

  1. The article on Jane Austen gives good reasons why young women and men should read her novels. They are very good even without zombies and giant squid. :-)

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