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FF: Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody)

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Trolling Saruman

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HT: David Mora via Facebook.  (If you haven’t seen the humorous video that inspired this, extend your Funny Friday with Edward Khil, a.k.a., The Trololo Guy.)

FF: Bengy and the Zipper

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10-Year-Old Blind, Autistic Boy Sings “Open the Eyes of my Heart”

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What kind of life is worth living?  This 10-year-old young man, born premature, blind, and autistic, shows his God-given beauty through his adversity:
HT: Justin Taylor

Film: "A Mormon President"

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God-talk can irk people during political campaigns, and I don't mean secularists.   Candidates often use religious talk to garner support from people of faith on the left and the right; an obligatory hat-tip to the base.

While I'm a "values" voter in some respects, I won't vote for a candidate simply because he (or she) claims Christian beliefs.  Indeed, we have someone in the White House now who claims just that, while there is  a Mormon who may be running against him who would make a better president.  Given the choice between only those two, I would vote for Romney.  (Yes, Romney would also claim to be a Christian.  Even though he seems to be a nice guy and we share many principles in common, I don't find his beliefs much more consistent with Christian Scripture than Obama's.  Quit interrupting.)
Many Evangelical Christians would not vote for Romney as a matter of conscience.  I disagree with that position, primarily because theological discussion is…

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On your new year's resolutions

How are your new year's resolutions?  Are you faltering?  Do you read of Jonathan Edwards and his famous resolutions, and feel like a bit of a failure?  Well, Cripplegate posts an encouraging post for you, and it comes right back to the truths of the gospel.

Memorizing Leviticus

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From the TMS ordination prep notes:


THEME: Dedication/Holiness (God's Instruction on Holy Living - cf. 20:22-26)


OUTLINE:
I.       The Way to God ‑ Sacrifice                        (1-17)                              
II.     The Walk with God ‑ Sanctification          (18 ‑ 27)

KEY CHAPTERS:
1‑7           Five offerings                                                23     Seven feasts 10            Nadab & Abihu                                           25     Sabbath (7) & Jubilee (50) years 16            Day of Atonement                                       26     Obedience = blessing 18            Regulations of sexual conduct                             Disobedience = judgment
KEY PASSAGES:
17:11              blood makes atonement for the soul 19:2                "you shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy"

FF: An 8-Bit Opera

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If I were 8 again, I would commit this to memory: I may do it anyway…

Screwtape Takes the Stage

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HT: C.S. Lewis Blog:

Thanks to David Thereoux from theC.S. Lewis Society of Californiafor this informational point: The sensational, stage production of The Screwtape Letters, starring Max McLean, will be touring the country on 2012.
This bestselling Christian masterpiece of religious satire by C.S. Lewis entertains and uplifts people with its hilarious, sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, the highly placed assistant to his demonic “father below.”

In addition, this fabulous stage production will be appearing across the U.S. in Los Angeles (Jan. 14-15), Salt Lake City (Jan. 28), Phoenix (Feb. 4), San Diego (Feb. 18), Sacramento (Mar. 3), Seattle (Mar. 10), Chicago (Mar. 16-18), Oklahoma City (Mar. 24), Indianapolis (Mar. 31), Buffalo (Apr. 14), Nashville (Apr. 27-28), Norfolk (May 1-6), Chicago (May 19), Atlanta (June 7-17), Grand Rapids (June 23), and Charlotte (June 29-30).

For more information go to www.screwtapeonstage.com.

Debate: Walter Martin vs Madalyn Murray O’Hair

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HT: Apologetics315:


In this classic 1968 debate on the Long John Nebel Show, the late great Walter Martin debated the outspoken atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair. This is not a moderated academic debate, as the listener will quickly find out. A fascinating and lively exchange. (Big hat tip to DefCon for finding this rare audio.)

Full Debate MP3 Audio here. (2hr 54min)

Enjoy.

'Knowing God' in 2012 with this free audio book

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There are a lot of great Bible reading and prayer programs to get you started in the New Year, but there is one vital question everyone should answer to examine their underlying motivations for such resolutions: do I know God?
No, I don't just mean "know" in the salvific sense (though, if He has not saved your soul yet, remember that the Christmas season was the celebration of His offer of salvation).  I mean that there are often barriers in relationships which we must identify.

J.I. Packer has done a wonderful job of helping us with just that, and this month the audio version of his book is free.  Here is the description from the site:
A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attentio…