Jay Guin’s just finished a (pretty in-depth) series on baptism. I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve only linked you to one of his posts — kind of the culminating one. But much is discussed in those posts prior to this one. The series as a whole is definitely worth a look if you’re interested in studies on baptism; it’s quite thorough. I’ll give you just a hint of where Jay’s going with this:
“There’s a strain of thought in the 20th Century Church of Christ that selectively insists on perfection in certain matters, while denying the need for perfection in others.”
Every Monday Brett Barner does a “Monday Morning High Five” post. This week’s High Five proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that missionaries are indeed the best guest speakers. In all seriousness, one nice thing about guest-speaking missionaries is they can often get away with saying more than regular preachers. They’re kind of seen as outsiders, and strange ones at that (probably rightly so), so Christians seem willing to accept challenges they might not otherwise.
Anyone looking for a guest speaker? I’d only ask that you cover my travel expenses….
NPR’s Rosie Schaap provides us with some pretty vital information on those individuals with whom we’re watching the World Cup. From the women hanging around after the match just to get a glimpse of chiseled abs during the traditional jersey swap to the guy who’s always yelling “offsides!” (and incorrectly so) — they’re all here. Which one are you?
image courtesy of worldcupblog.org
Yep, looks like Holland’s Orange may have just found themselves a new sponsor… Can I get a “Baby Ruth,” somebody?
Brad Ruggles comments on some strange titles, from do-it-yourself coffin books to manuals on “how to be Pope.” Does an infallible individual really need an instruction manual… other than the one with the words “Holy Bible” written on the front? And how many people are buying said book?
Steak, cheese, and mayonnaise sandwiched between two deep-fried plantains. I’ve got nothing more to add — except maybe a little tabasco sauce.