From the Web: Important and/or fun thoughts from around the web this past week.
The Joy of The Christian Life:
- 4 Times that Spurgeon was almost Assassinated: Even Spurgeon had his enemies (at one time the entire southern part of the United States).
- Opposing Trump: Two separate articles in two separate sources by husband and wife about the dear costs they have paid for opposing Donald Trump’s presidential run. These are horrible stories that reveal the horrible nature of both politics and people. By Nancy French and by David French.
- 6 Reasons Congregational Singing is Waning: Thom Rainer, with the help of a friend draws our attention to the real issues of our worship through singing.
- Why Does God Regret and Repent in the Bible?: John Piper attacks a difficult question through 1 Samuel.
- 10 Things To Know About the Reformation: Think you know the Reformation? Here are ten things that most of us don’t realize/remember about the Reformation.
The Joy of Reading:
- Why Christians Love Books: Who better to write this article than Tony Reinke?
- 9 Signs that Belle is a Genuine Bookworm: A look at the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, with an interesting look at how we know Belle genuinely loved books. Any avid reader should be able to relate.
The Joy of Life:
- You Get What You Pay For: Written from a Christian perspective, the author brings up something important about a cultural contentment with cheapness.
- Sherlock Holmes & Fountain Pens: I enjoy Sherlock Holmes, enough that my Christmas list this year includes a specialized gift set of the complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am also big on fountain pens . . . which is what I use for all my main writing. So I loved it when Goulet Pens offered a picture of writing tools that was inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Check it out!
- Aberfan: The awful story of how one village lost its children, just 50 years ago.
From the Projects: Here is a list of what I apparently did this week as well as some links to the works of my co-collaborators on various projects.
Soli Deo Gloria (solideogloria.me):