>Friend of Grace Fridays: Our Mafia mascot, Grace, provides a weekly collection of posts from blogs we dig or otherwise find interesting.
Interviews of Interest by Justin Taylor, Reformation 21 blog. Well-known pastors & theologians interview Tim Keller, Ben Stein, Tom Schreiner and others.
“It Won’t Affect My Church” by Debbie Kaufman, Thoughts of a Christian Woman. “I hear the words I have chosen for a title a lot lately. ‘Why should I care what happens in the Southern Baptist Convention? It doesn’t really affect my church.’ But is that statement true? And if it is true, isn’t that statement a little self absorbed?”
Debate 2-hr. debate between James White and Gregg Strawbridge on baptism (link to free mp3).
The Hermeneutics Quiz by BuildingChurchLeaders.com. This quiz has been floating around for the past few weeks and I finally went ahead and took it when someone sent it to me this week. I scored a 54 which is “moderate.” “Ever wonder how two people can look at the same passage of the Bible and come away with such different applications? The ways we interpret the Bible, and what enters into our process of applying the Bible, are important for us to be aware of. Without this self-awareness, we can have blind spots in our Bible reading and not even know it.”
Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell [New Book]. “From one of America’s most distinguished economists, a short, brilliant and revelatory book: the fundamental ideas people most commonly get wrong about economics, and how to think about the subject better. Economic Facts and Fallacies exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues–and does so in a lively manner and without requiring any prior knowledge of economics by the readers. These fallacies include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, as well as economics fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries.”
A Brief for Whitey by Patrick J. Buchanan, HumanEvents.com. “How would he pull it off? I wondered. How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people? How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about “the U.S. of K.K.K. America,” and howled, “God damn America!” My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.”