Edgar asked me on my Facebook what the last five songs I purchased on iTunes. What were yours?
Cleveland Rocks by Ian Hunter — Trans Siberian Orchestra played it in Cleveland as an encore. Nice touch.
Fool for the City by Foghat — heard it on the radio in Cleveland
Beautiful Scandalous Night by Robbie Seay — the praise band at church played it
You Never Let Go by Matt Redmond — learned it on guitar for the Honduras trip and really liked it
Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath — great theme about trying to see things as Jesus does
New Year’s hope for post-abortive women and men — The author emphasizes that we should focus on the transforming power of the Gospel and not just the pain of our mistakes, and he has some good suggestions in the section about “Preaching the Gospel to Yourself: Replacing False Beliefs with Truthful Ones.”
Somewhat related topic: Cool billboard in San Francisco seen by 100,000 people per day
Is Mormonism Christian? No, despite the shift in the last 25 years from claiming not to be Christian to saying they are just another denomination. Excellent video by James White explaining why.
The church and the military — Many folks misunderstand church history and default to pure pacifism, which is not Biblical.
Palestinians boast of using civilians as human shields — it is amazing to me that the liberals still side with Hamas & Co. In their own words:
Death has become an industry . . . We want death just as much as you desire life.
And here’s a must-read by Charles Krauthammer about Hamas and Israel.
New addition to the blogroll that I think orthodox Christians will like — check out Religion and Morality
Ten thoughts Darwinists need to ponder before breakfast — great list. A couple examples:
6. Darwin admitted that based upon the data published in his Origin of Species, one could come to “directly opposite” conclusions. For example, natural selection can prevent major evolutionary change from occurring on a gradual step-by-step basis by eliminating useless transitional stages thus explaining the lack of transitional sequences leading to all of the major body plans (phyla) in the fossil record.
“I am well aware that there is scarcely a single point discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, often apparently leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I have arrived. A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts on both sides of each question, and this cannot possibly be done here.”
The Origin of Species
10. The ultimate origin of Nature itself cannot be natural. Either Nature or a Natural Law Giver has always existed. Nature has not always existed. What do you conclude?
When scientists tell you that the origin of everything natural must be explained purely in terms of natural processes, we need to remind them that no natural processes existed before Nature came into existence. We hold this truth to be self-evident, don’t we?
Creation preceded evolution.