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Weather:  I’ve never seen this before…at first I thought it was a hoax – snow rollers.

Movies: Some good questions to ask when watching films from John Frame. (HT: JT)

Health: 10 Tips To Save Your Vision.  Read it, know it, live it.

Listening: Recent sermons from great speakers at the NEXT 2009 Conference.

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Streaming: John Piper’s address to President Obama on abortion.

Reading: The book I’ve reading lately is called Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch.  It came highly recommended and has lived up to the hype two-thirds through.  Here is a link to a trustworthy review.

Blogging: I think I post something from Kevin DeYoung every week, but oh well.  Here is another good one called Why I am a Calvinist.

The influence of Calvinism is growing because its God is transcendent and its theology is true. In a day when “be better” moralism passes for preaching, self-help banality passes for counseling, and “Jesus is my boyfriend” music passes for worship in some churches, more and more people are finding comfort in a God who is anything but comfortable. The paradox of Calvinism is that we feel better by feeling worse about ourselves, we do more for God by seeing how He’s done everything for us, and we give love away more freely when we discover that we have been saved by free grace.

Podcasts: Want to better understand Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism?  The Theology Program put up free sessions at itunes. (HT: JT)

Weather Photos: Need new wallpaper for you desktop?  Here are some great shots from local storm chaser Mike Hollingshead.

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News: Global Warming Beliefs Among Protestant Pastors.  Interesting article on the percentage pastors who are “believers” of global warming.

Listening:  This is gold…John Piper recently spoke at Park Community Church in Chicago on “The Pastor as Scholar.”  He gives a basics outline of his life leading up to becoming a pastor.

If I am scholarly, it is not in any sense because I try to stay on the cutting edge in the discipline of biblical and theological studies. I am way too slow for that. What scholarly would mean for me is that the greatest Object of knowledge is God and that he has revealed himself authoritatively in a Book. And that I should work with all my might and all my heart and all my soul and all my mind to know him through that Book and to make him known.

Photography: 9 years of change in Dubai from NASA.

Blogging: John MacArthur offers some practical teaching on “Knowing Christ.”

We err greatly if we think of intimacy with Christ as some lofty level of mysterious, feelings-based communion with the Divine—as if it involved some knowledge of God that goes beyond what Scripture has revealed.

Science and Religion: A new theistic evolutionist – like website from Francis S. Collins and Co., the director of the Human Genome Project and author of The Language of God, called The BioLogos Foundation.  What is the site for?

The BioLogos Foundation promotes the search for truth in both the natural and spiritual realms, and seeks to harmonize these different perspectives.

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Listening: Phil Johnson spoke recently at Omaha Bible Church, outlining the 5 major heresies that have frequented Christianity.  This message is just a survey, so if you want to hear him speak more in depth on each of the 5 heresies, go here.

Climate news: Roger Pielke Sr. outlines his position on climate sciences.  A position I see as much more rational and humble than most climate experts studying global warming.

Weather photos: This is a good one.  NASA’s Earth Observatory is celebrating their 10 year anniversary by posting their top 50 images taken over the last decade.  You vote which is your favorite.  I’m a bit disappointed in the top 50…how could they leave out Everest?  I’m voting for “Inauguration Day Crowds in D.C.”  What did you vote for?

Reading: Tony Reinke recommends an excellent and Simple Approach to Apologetics.

News: The blogosphere is abuzz with this article, so I thought I’d post it too.  A.N. Wilson, known for converting from Christianity to atheism and brushing shoulders with several other prominent atheists for 20 years, has converted back to Christianity.  His article is called “Why I Believe Again.” (HT: JT)

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Listening: John Mark Reynolds of Biola University lectures at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the relationship between science and religion.  This is excellent stuff!  See the following post for notes on the first of three lectures.

  1. We Beheld His Glory: How a Christian Worldview Produced Science
  2. Full of Grace and Truth: An Epistemology of Belief in a Skeptical Age
  3. The Glory of Jesus Christ: The Way Forward in the Dialogue Between Religion and Science

Weather pix: Satellite images of Denver, CO before and after the recent early spring snow storm.

More Weather Photos: 30 photos of the Red River flooding in North Dakota.  Incredible.

Blogging: Trevin Wax puts on a good Screwtape as well.

Health News:  Do I need another reason to drink coffee?  Probably not, but I’ll take it!

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Science News:  Apparently I’ve been duped, according to the NYTs “Sugar is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point”

Though research is still under way, many nutrition and obesity experts say sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are equally bad in excess. But, as is often the case with competing food claims, the battle is as much about marketing as it is about science.

Weather pix: An excellent radar image of the early spring tornado that touched down just east of Lincoln.  The slight hook extending out of the souteast corner of the large cluster is a textbook example of a radar indicated tornado.

Streaming: The videos from the recent Ligonier Ministries 2009 Conference on the Holiness of God.  Lots of good stuff here.

Blogging: Kevin DeYoung attempts to separate the Truths that Transform, the Doctrines that Damn in his 4 part series.

There are four categories of passages in the Pastoral Epistles that give us a sense for what Paul considered the core of apostolic doctrine.

Movies: Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” is coming to theater this fall.  Here is the trailer.

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Listening: D.A. Carson’s recent messages at Bethlehem Baptist Church about preparing for Christ’s return, called “How to Wait for Jesus.”

Watching:  The premier episode of NBC’s Kings, based loosely on the life of King David.

Weather pix: NASA’s Aqua satellite caught this image of a submarine volcanic eruption in the south Pacific.

Blogging: Mark Dever responds to his critics after writing in a recent essay that he sees the practice of paedo-baptism sinful.

Upcoming events: Desiring God’s 2009 National Conference has been announced, “With Calvin in the Theater of God

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