1. Obama isn’t going to take anymore of McCain’s “guff”, John Mark Reynolds in a wonderfully snarky post points out that McCain has been taking guff all of his life.
I love the caption that he came up with to accompany this sign – “To sum up: To have faith you have to suck.”
3. A great blog post on “one issue voting” while we have a variety of issues, a position of a particular one can be disqualifying.
4. This is one test I would want to get an F on, but Obama got an A+ from the National Abortion Rights Action League. HT: Ft. Hard Knox
5. Kevin Stilley posted the entire Jonathan Edwards’ sermon – “Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God.”
6. You read enough theology blogs and you’ll see the word heretic throw around quite a bit (maybe even on this blog). C. Michael Patton discusses how to thoughtfully call someone a heretic.
As a follow-up to the highly publicized arrest last week of ITV journalist John Ray by Chinese police, it appears that on Thursday, at least six video and photo bloggers were arrested and are still being held by Chinese authorities in a jail in Beijing. Like Ray, these bloggers were attempting to provide coverage of pro-Tibet protests which have been taking place around Olympic events. (Source: Blog Critics)
Guess they are not quite ready to join the rest of the world after all. Somebody explain to me why they got to host the Olympics again?
8. Which Obama do you choose for the cover of Time?
I like the stern Obama, he sent the Russians packing from Georgia, sort of.
Obama has been on the cover of Time seven times to McCain’s two in case you were wondering.
What do you think? I think it’s pretty effective.
10. Does anybody feel this way? It made me laugh out loud.
HT: Kansas Bob
11. With Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate this campaign is going to be very interesting.
HT: Leslie Carbone
12. Awesome quote
“In an age in which infidelity abounds, do we observe them [parents] carefully instructing their children in the principles of faith which they profess? Or do they furnish their children with arguments for the defense of the faith? They would blush on their child’s birth to think him inadequate in any branch of knowledge or any skill pertaining to his station in life. He cultivates these skills with becoming diligence. But he is left to collect his religion a she may. The study of Christianity has formed no part of his education. His attachment to it-where any attachment to it exists at all-is too often not the preference of sober reason and conviction. Instead his attachment to Christianity is merely the result of early and groundless possession. He was born in a Christian country, so of course he is a Christian. His father was a member of the Church of England so that is why he is, too. When religion is handed down among us by hereditary succession, it is not surprising to find youth of sense and spirit beginning to question the truth of the system in which they were brought up. And it is not surprising to see them abandon a position which they are unable to defend. Knowing Christianity chiefly by its difficulties and the impossibilities falsely imputed to it, they fall perhaps into the company of unbelievers.”
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) – Real Christianity
HT: The Narrow Road
14. Ripplegirl on imperfection – very encouraging post.
15. I agree with Jenjie, this commercial is messed up!
16. What does the potato below remind you of?
HT: Kevin Bussey
18. One of my pet peeves – Christian Bumper Stickers. I generally hate cliches anyway.
19. Mark Driscoll on a conversation that he had with Dr. Wayne Grudem, former professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, now professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary.
20. Sorry with so many videos for the Twenty Items post, but I found this Orbit Gum commercial hilarious.