Archive for the ‘Blog Spotting’ Category

Thanks Dr. George Grant

December 21, 2007

Dr. Grant’s Blog is listed on the right-hand side of this backwater (located under Best-O-Blogs).  His posts almost always bring a smile and an opportunity to ponder.

Earlier this month he pointed us HERE.  The author, Ambrose Bierce, was a veteran of several battles in the War Between the States:  Shiloh, Picketts’s Mill, Chickamunga, and Franklin.  In the linked story Bierce tells us of the Battle of Franklin and one sentence jumped out at me:

But fools are God’s peculiar care, and one of his protective methods is the stupidity of other fools.

My stupidity, especially in my youth, must set high marks in the “protection of other fools” department.  May God continue to use fools to His own advantage.

 al sends

I Know Dogs That Would So Kill This Kitty…

December 6, 2007

Some say that would be a crime against cuteness… who are we to judge?

HT: Bryan over at Hot Air (he is the softer side of HA)

Maps Are Like Assembly Instructions…

December 5, 2007

… using them is an admission of inadequacy.

But, if you are secure enough in your manhood (the above does not apply to women – duh) then check out this site of unusual maps:

This one is of the many paths of the Mississippi River.

Have a great day!

al sends

The SJC… Wise In The Ways Of Science

November 21, 2007

Someone at Doug Wilson’s BLOG suggested a video of a witch burning…  Someone is painting a ‘false one’ on the LAP… Follow the logic, find the witch.

Al sends

We Is Smarter Than This

November 16, 2007

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Apparently the Alexander Schmemann quote is the only think keeping us out of Elementary School. 

HT:  O’Donnell Web

al sends

Hitting the Links 11-01-07

November 1, 2007

I guess that should be hitting the Link since I have but one for you today.

What would it look like if your flash animation decided to rise up against The Man?  LOOK HERE!

 It helps if you know a little about Flash programing but that is not a show stopper.

Let me know what you think.

al sends

Jeff Meyers – Provider Of Analogy

September 28, 2007

In the comments section of one of my favorite blogs I once compared the behavior of men, while commenting on blog entries, to 5th graders, walking down the street and punching each other in the arm.  There is no intent to harm in those actions.  They are simply establishing position. Thanks to Jeff Meyers I now have another analogy:

That is painful.

al sends

Talking Past One Another

September 22, 2007

It is good to see the discussion, but there seems to be a bit of:

“You despise tradition!”

“No I don’t.”

“Yes you do.”

“I Love the bible”

“Sure, but you hate the fathers.”

Like I said though… it is good to see folks at least talking.

 Al sends

You Aint So Smart

September 18, 2007

We are very excited about some doings at Providence Church here in Pensacola, FL. We are preparing to move our church onto the campus of the University of West Florida. UWF is a small town university with a small town feel. A good portion of the student body is local, but they also have dorms and students who remain on campus over the weekends. We look to impact those men and women with the gospel.

In our Bible study after the sermon one Sundatruth.jpgy a student from UWF was in our midst and asked a very important question. While not a direct quote his question went something like this:

“How do we confront the culture at the university with the truth, when the culture does not hold that there is anything like truth?” Good question, one we should be ready to answer.

While pondering that question and seeking to provide an answer, Dan Phillips shows us how we ought not handle ourselves in the public square when contending for the truth. He says, basically, that we are not all that smart. We have been given insight into the things of God by the grace of God. That being the case, we should be full of humility, contending for the truth not because we are right and like to be so, but because Jesus has been revealed as the Son of God and He is Truth. Taking the focus off of us (those on path to life everlasting) to the One True God (true Life itself).

Proverbs, being full of proverbs and not laws, has this to say in chapter 26:4-5

4 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own eyes.

If we join the professors from the philosophy department on campus, saying that “to understand reality we must understand there is no reality outside of ‘self'” just to gain entrée into the discussion, our battle is lost before it began. We have answered the fool according to his folly. That (as Dan Phillips might say) is arrogance. The same arrogance shown by the unbeliever.

We are contending for the destination not the journey. So don’t waste your time with foolish speculation. Get to the crux of the matter by doing two things:

1. Exposing their poor foundation. Their certainty that there is no certainty is not sustainable logically, so by answering a fool according to his folly (v. 5) you show him or her that they are on sinking sand. They operate under the banner of truth; they just don’t realize it. Wave in front of their face.

2. Point them to the foundation of all truth: In John 18:37-38 Pilate questioned and Jesus answered: 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.” The life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the truth. It is the destination of all our witnessing and living before the unbelieving world.

Remember: …God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong… You ain’t so smart.

al sends

Hitting the Links 09 September 2007

September 9, 2007

The Slavic Reformation Society. Blake Purcell has been ministering there for 25 years.

Sovereign Grace Fellowship I will be interviewing Pastor Exposito (DV) for WEBY on Monday 17 September. Tune in from 4-6 PM on 1330 AM if you are in Southern Alabama or Northwest Florida.

Rags to Riches: The Gospel Story. John Barach is the pastor of Reformation Covenant Church. Jane Austen and the Gospel in this post.

Robert Spencer Blogs the Quran or Koran or Qur’an. Anyway… he gives the verses and quotes Islamic scholars to ascertain the accepted (by the Muslims) meaning.

And lastly – – –

Latin Phrases. My favorites are the bumper stickers:

  • WHEN CATAPULTS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE CATAPULTS
    CUM CATAPULTAE PROSCRIPTAE ERUNT TUM SOLI PROSCRIPTI CATAPULTAS HABEBUNT
  • IF YOU CAN READ THIS BUMPER STICKER, YOU ARE BOTH VERY WELL EDUCATED AND MUCH TOO CLOSE
    SIC HOC ADFIXUM IN OBICE LEGERE POTES, ET LIBERALITER EDUCATUS ET NIMIS PROPINQUUS ADES
  • God Bless
    Deus Beatus

    al sends