Information Overload

I’ve been amassing these for a while, so you may have seen some already. Organized for your browsing pleasure.

Reading:

Kevin DeYoung, coauthor of Why We’re Not Emergent has been on fire lately. Some good posts worth your time include New Mood in Evangelicalism, What I Mean by Reformed, Duty to Legislate Morality, The Crust and the Core, and Love is in the Details. Additionally, his new book will be released in late March/early April: Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will. I can’t wait to read it. You can read the first chapter here.

Westminster Bookstore is having a special on G.K. Beale’s We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry. I’m looking forward to starting it this spring.

Uber-blogger Tim Challies apparently learned techniques for reading from me. Kidding, but it was interesting that our reading habits are uncannily similar.

Theology/church:

Pyromaniacs write on Balak & Balaam and tie it into “Pagan ‘evangelicalism,'” prayer, and God’s sovereignty.

Doug Wilson has been critiquing N.T. Wright’s forthcoming book Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision chapter by chapter. This book is Wright responding to John Piper responding to N.T. Wright’s “new perspective” on justification. Wilson disagrees with much of Wright’s exegesis and distances himself from the New Perspective on Paul folks all while flexing his orthodox muscles. Overall, it is fair, balanced, and wicked smart. I especially liked his latest installment, titled “Tea Kettle Charges of Heresy.” I’d pull out a juicy quote or two, but it would be unfair to what Wilson is trying to accomplish.

Phil Johnson attempts to clarify Calvinism. [ht: Pure Church]

Technology:

Middle-aged git Carl Trueman is at it again, with a fantastic piece called “No Text Please, I’m British.”

Sports:

I’ve loved playing this game lately: ESPN’s Streak for the Cash. It’s harder than it looks.

I’ve been reading a lot of Yankees updates, but this is the best Yankees blog I’ve found so far.

Music:

I’ve listened to Isaac Watts’ hymn “Early My God Without Delay” at least a dozen times in the last couple weeks. The version off of Goostly Psalmes is superb.

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