Flotsam & Jetsam (3/29)

Well, it’s my birthday today. And in honor of that, I’m going to scour the web for links and share a bunch of the ones which strike my fancy. Oh, wait… you say that’s what I always do with F&J? Hmm. Never mind, then – carry on, old chaps!

Free eBook – Sweet, right? If you’re on Facebook, you can get a free PDF copy of Pastor Jon Cardwell’s Christ and Him Crucified.

Does The Final Prophet or Snooki Have Your Ear? – Bryan Daniels writes, “We can be very religious, but if we are not utterly fascinated with the person of Jesus Christ our worship is base. Scripture says the Glory of God is found in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 4:4). If we would be acquainted with God’s glory we must find it in the perfect life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.”

The Rest of the Story – Why do the Brothers Grimm not tell us these things?

The Christian Duty of Boycotting – Joel McDurmon takes on Joe Carter’s recent article on The Gospel Coalition: “Christians have not only a right, therefore, but a duty to boycott in many cases. We have a duty to eliminate as much social evil as we can, and if organized economic abstinence is available, we should embrace it.”

Book Review: The Mark of a Man – Josh gives a superb review of Elizabeth Elliot’s book.

Rabbit Trails – Christina at Heavenly Springs shares a quote from Spurgeon on the “P” in T.U.L.I.P. “In seeking to drive home the point that the promise of God does not diminish diligence, Charles Spurgeon shares a personal illustration.”

Trayvon Martin and Loving the Truth – A great post from Keith Plummer.

“I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until
after they’re dead.” – Samuel Goldwyn

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45 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (3/29)”

        1. How could you refuse an iconic Aubrey cupcake?? You need help, Michael. I’d suggest upping your cupcake-appreciation dosage immediately.

  1. Happy Birthday dear Corey! I hope you had a beautiful day! And thank you for sharing the Spurgeon quote! One can never hear too much of the “Prince of Preachers”!

  2. Again, Happy Birthday to you, and Christ’s richest blessings on you.

    Saw the TGC/Trayvon essay. I think he did pretty well.

    Went and looked at the McDurmon essay. I’m not as happy with it. Posted the below as a comment there:

    “Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I’d be a lot happier if you’d chosen the closest Pauline analog, which I do not think you did, or if that closest analog supported your conclusions, but I don’t think it does.

    In an economy where the ‘butcher shop’ was most likely the ‘outlet’ for the pagan temple sacrifices, Paul does not say “Don’t eat the meat, don’t buy the meat.” Instead, he says “Don’t ask.” The implications are that, as a Christian, as between you and Yahweh the idol is a nothing. But as regards the pagan who knows for sure that you know it was offered to an idol (because they told you or you asked) the confluence of ‘offered meat,’ you and Christ is untenable to be shown to the pagan or the ‘weaker brother.’

    I’m afraid that Paul’s instruction here does not support your analysis.

    Christ’s blessings on you, family and ministry.”

  3. Happy Birthday Corey!!!!!! Hope you had a FABULOUS DAY!!!!! And here are some virtual m&m’s (m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)
    and….
    ====8″<\ the closest thing I am going to get to a virtual gun – 'fraid you are going to have to use your imagination a bit…and maybe… hmm how about a virtual dagger? <=}-

  4. Happy birthday Corey! :D Hope this year is full of God’s guidance and blessings for you. (And a lotta awesome blog posts ;) )

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  5. Corey, happy birthday brother!
    Two of my daughters arrived here in Kuwait and we’re leaving for Dubai in the morning for 4 days. Jenny brought with her the CD you sent me (Sherlock Holmes soundtrack) and it is fabulous! I listened to it at school while I was doing grades.
    Here it is YOUR birthday and I received a gift from YOU!
    Thanksamillion!

  6. Happy Birthday once more! :)

    Love the links. I agree with McDurmon’s conclusion, but not necessarily all his methods of arguing it.

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