Weekly Recap 2.18.12

My Posts From This Week

10 Book on Writing

When I take the time and care, these books are what have helped me write well in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

10 Books on Marriage

 If you’ve already read all of these and discussed them with your spouse to some extent, then maybe look into readingReal Marriage. If you haven’t, then I say these books are much more worth your time and effort and you should start with one of them.

A Triperspectival Gospel

I’m only a couple of chapters into Peter Jensen’s The Revelation of God, but I’m already noticing triperspectival patterns showing up here and there. In his opening chapter, “The Gospel as Revelation,” he gives three grounds for believing that the gospel is the word of God.

Why I Don’t Recommend Real Marriage

When it comes to Mark Driscoll, the internet is never short on things to say. Plenty of reviewers have taken the time to present a thorough overview of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage (e.g. ChalliesBurk, andAnderson Pt. 1 and Pt. 2). That being the case, I thought it might be helpful to just explain why I don’t recommend the book.

Quality vs. Appeal in Worship Music

All of this is to illustrate that often in cultural tastes, people confuse objective quality and subjective appeal. Rather than mean “This song isn’t good,” saying “This song sucks” usually means “I don’t like this song.” This isn’t always the case, and there is certainly some overlap between the two categories I’ve presented. The point is that we use the language of “suck” to refer to things we don’t like and it is important to remember that what we don’t like doesn’t necessarily coincide with what isn’t “good.”

Top Links From My Twitter Feed

  • 2004 pictures that a 16-year-old Jeremy Lin posted to his Xanga – 22 Words j.mp/yjDmpQ
  • Why I Quit Following (Most) Celebrity Pastors on Twitter and Maybe You Should, Too | Blogging Theologically | Jesus, B… bit.ly/xGIqSH
  • How to Become a Twitter Ninja in Less Than 30 Minutes a Day | Michael Hyatt bit.ly/zvATX9
  • Why Science Needs the Christian Worldview | The Resurgence bit.ly/yAETcj
  • If Facebook Tempts You – The Gospel Coalition Blog bit.ly/wQ8ZpG
  • Take Your Vitamin Z: Facebook Now a Branch of the CIA bit.ly/xXe9Ug
  • Alabama fan’s face sign is an instant internet hit | The Dagger: College Basketball Blog – Yahoo! Sportsyhoo.it/yZLJbP
  • WATCH: An African American man interviews a PETA VP about how killer whales are “slaves” bit.ly/xV80oF
  • Where I Disagree with the Total Money Makeover : What’s Best Next bit.ly/AvZlBM
  • Cats as Fonts bit.ly/zYqdAy
  • 7 awful cheap shots in sports – 22 Words bit.ly/A1E52Q

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Nate

I'm an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let's connect!

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