1. This guy is nuts.
Lewis Pugh is the first person to complete a long-distance swim in the North Pole (19 minutes at -2 C).
HT: Chris Folmsbee
3. Mark Batterson compares reading through Leviticus with driving through Iowa. Mark, Mark, you should have said Nebraska or Kansas. That would be a much better comparison!
4. Steve Brown’s thoughts on change. We may not like it, but we do have to deal with it. Happy retirement, well sort of, Steve!
5. I love this quote from Andrew Jackson (the blogger, not the President).
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
6. Thabiti Anyabwile on the legacy of the African-American Church. An interesting read.
8. Jason Robertson – The Counter-Culture of the Church.
10. Should youth pastors be encouraged to learn self-defense? Does this seem reactionary to you? (HT: Kevin Bussey)
11. Are these people crazy? Waterfront Community Church gives away 100% of its offering to help the poor and people in need every week.
HT: The Point
14. Proposition 8 arguments – the very idea of a the California Supreme Court possibly ruling a constitutional amendment unconstitutional is asinine to me. A prime example of judicial oligarchy if they do. What’s even more asinine is they could decide to ban marriage altogether and just go with civil unions.
15. Pro-life leaning medical groups shut out of the Obama Administration’s health-care summit on Friday.
18. Government 101 – I think some people need a refresher.
HT: Lisa Graas
19. From the Enlightened Redneck:
A picture really is worth a thousand words. The global warming crowd gathered in Washington today to protest a coal power plant at the Capitol, and the Greenpeace solar-panel truck ended up being covered with snow from the March — yes, March — snowstorm.
The sign painted on the side says, “America can stop global warming.” Yes, we can! And we did; we stopped it cold with a snowstorm. (read the rest of his post)
Update: Bonus Links!
I use Google Reader for my RSS feeds. I find the “starred items” feature pretty helpful when I want to reference a news item or blog post to include in these lists, blog on in a separate post, or comment on later if I don’t have time. Anyway, I realized I had a few more items I meant to include, but I “starred” them earlier on so they didn’t make the initial twenty.
23. Hillary Clinton’s speaking gaffes – could you imagine if this was President George W. Bush?
2nd Update: Thanks for the link Rob, he liked #17. Spot on.