this & that

Well, happy Monday to you all! This is kind of a heavy "this & that" post, but I'll try to throw something lighter in the mix.

  • This article over at The Gospel Coalition caught my eye for two reason - it's about apologetics (which I love) and it's for "the rest of us" (which is definitely referring to my layman-trained mind). Appropriately titled, "Apologetics for the Rest of Us," it's worth your time.
  • Remember what I was going nutso over last Spring? I'll give you a hint: The Gospel Coalition National Conference. That's not really a hint, it's the whole answer. If I'd been there, I would have heard this message by Mike Bullmore. I'm so thankful I wasn't, because I was in Honduras watching the Lord work like crazy.

http://vimeo.com/22661408

  • I'm a little (A LOT) obsessed with this post, "Fiction for the Common Good," at Qideas. I willingly followed the little rabbit trail that led me to "wish listing" a whole bunch of books on Amazon. If you like fiction, but are snobby and must always qualify it by saying, "I like good fiction," then please read this article. And then conspire with me about how we can inspire classic book clubs.
  • Although I think qualifiers like nominal and mediocre are unnecessary to put in front of our identity as Christians, I do think we can benefit from skillfully re-packaged Biblical truth. I think that will be the case with Jared Wilson's idea of gospel wakefulness. Go ahead and read this little plug over at Desiring God and let me know what you think.
  • Thanks to Tim Challies, I found this little collection of Jonathan Edwards' quotes, True Excellency. Not an Edwards fan? Read 'em anyway and see what you think! :)
  • Something lighter... Well, you know I like rap, right? I wonder if rap will have this effect on my kids someday. :) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D7_0SOTQLIQ]

That's a wrap, my friends. I hope you don't have the case of the Mahndays as you read this. The tried and true solution I've always found is to

let LOVE fly like cRaZy

so maybe try that! :)