Information Overload

Church/theology:

In light of my recent post on liturgical calendars, I appreciated Gregg Strawbridge’s article defending the use of a church calendar.

D.G. Hart writes about the differences between the OPC and PCA, which have increased greatly in the last two decades. Hart, himself an OPCer, also points out strengths and weaknesses of each.

Happy 400th Anniversary, Remonstrance! “So now what do we do without a Calvin birthday conference? I did think of one anniversary we could celebrate. This is, after all the 400th birthday of the Remonstrance. Think about it. Without those five points of the Remonstrance, we would have had no Dort, and no, centuries later, reduction of Calvin’s momentous teachings on the doctrines of grace to that beloved Dutch flower the TULIP.”

Movies:

Remember that a movie is never “just a movie.” Avatar is no different. I appreciated this op-ed piece in the New York Times regarding the pantheistic religious bent of Hollywood generally and Avatar specifically. [ht: Baylys]

Sports:

It’s fantastically refreshing to finally read of a Christian athlete who keeps the Lord’s Day holy. Euan Murray, a top Scottish rugby player, had a clause built into his new contract that he would not play on Sundays. “The most important thing in my life will always be serving Christ. I want to live my life believing and doing the things he wants and the Sabbath day is a full day. It’s not a case of a couple of hours in church then playing rugby or going down the pub, it’s the full day.” [ht: Challies]

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