September 12, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There’s lots of good stuff out there today. Here’s a smattering …

Every read Hamlet? Maybe we should. Here Leland Ryken unpacks some of the lessons from the play. Makes me want to spend the day reading it.

I have a love hate relationship with poetry. However, the older I get the more I like it (especially when I really get it). You have to love the work it takes to understand it. Anyway, here Josh Blount unpacks the messages of two poems. It is worth spending time with these two works.

Tim Challies writes about why curious people don’t get bored.

R. C. Sproul believes every believer should read Moby Dick. I’ve worked my way through the book several times. It is tough going. R. C.’s word’s aren’t. They are worth reading.

Here is an interesting devotional on 9/11.

Here is Scotty Smith on dealing with tragedy.

Mike Horton explains …


December 21, 2012

Well, we had a smattering of snow this morning. It wasn’t enough to build a snowman but it was enough to appreciate the beauty of the landscape as it settled to earth. In this sense, it was probably the perfect “snow storm.”

Barnabas Piper suggest that there is not a lesson in every tragedy. Here is a quote:

There are no answers to such an event, not ones that soothe the soul. The problem is not the guns or the mental illness—it is the human condition. All the theological analysis, no matter how true, offers nothing in the moment to lift the crushed heart.

How are we to think about Westboro Baptist Church?  To me they are an embarrassment. It is tragic that they call themselves a church. Josh Buice grapples with the question as to whether God hates Westboro Baptist Church. Here is a hint of the direction he heads in the piece:

Before Westboro Baptist Church shows up in Connecticut with signs that read “God hates you” – perhaps they should consider the possibility that God hates Westboro Baptist Church.  Before they go and preach for people to repent, perhaps they should practice what they preach … Self righteousness is a powerful trap – and one that entraps many people.

Trevin Wax suggests “5 Ways to Play With Your Kids This Christmas.” For some of us, playing with our kids can be a chore.

Jesus told us to pray to the Father in His name. But can we pray to Jesus? Graham Cole answers the question.

I love this song: