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The Dazzling ‘Dumb Ox’ by Ralph McInerny, Christian History & Biography. “His family thought he was throwing his life away. His classmates thought he was stupid. They didn’t understand.”
Author details path to evangelism and his journey out by Emily Young, The Eagle Tribune Online. “Salisbury author Frank Schaeffer may feel like his dozen years on the evangelical speaking circuit were a waste of time, but they sure make for a good read.”
Upcoming Converse with Scholars by C. Michael Patton, Parchment & Pen. “Get ready! Jan. 24: 10pm-11:30pm EST. Guest: Sam Storms. Subject: Jonathan Edwards Religious Affections. Related book(s): Signs of the Spirit.”
Grace, Race, and Catholicity by Michael Horton, Modern Reformation. “When Protestants encounter the words ‘catholic church,’ they usually think of a prominent branch of Christendom.”
Is the Constitution unbiblical? by Ted Olsen, CT liveblog. “Huckabee’s provocative call ‘to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards.'”
Feedback Files: All About Blogging by Tim Challies, Challies.com. “I’m going to offer six tips for new or prospective bloggers. I hope you’ll find them helpful.”
Rob Bell on politics by Ted Olsen, CT liveblog. “Listening to one of Michigan’s most prominent pastors on primary day.”
How to Identify a “Real Conservative” by Michael Medved, TownHall.com/blog. Medved makes the case for John McCain.
The Megachurch Primaries by Sarah Pulliam, CT. “How the leading Democratic candidates are trying to win evangelical votes.”
RS Radio – Debating the Death of the Reagan Coalition by Erick Erickson, Red State. “In this latest Redstate Radio podcast, Rick Moran and Leon Wolf join Ben Domenech to debate the future of the Reagan Coalition, answering the questions: Does it still exist? Should it still exist? Does it have a future?”
Liberal Hatemongers by Arthur C. Brooks [professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Affairs], WSJ Commentary. “Do the data support the claim that conservatives are haters, while liberals are tolerant of others?”
Waiting for Reagan by William Kristol, Weekly Standard. “You fight an election with the politicians you have.”
Heaven and Earth (and politics) by Carolyn Click, TheState.com. “Evangelicals, environmentalists find common ground.”