Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

Friday Dispatches – Week Ending 10/19/2012

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A collection of assorted postings and pages I picked up while aimlessly wandering around the net this past week.


  • Brave Tim Challies offered us  his review of the bestselling book, “The Harbinger”.  Several people have asked me about it, and I was given a copy. I haven’t been able to offer a specific comment because I still haven’t read it (it’s buried deep in the reading pile under a number of things that looked more interesting and edifying.) Tim’s review confirms my initial thoughts having just “skimmed” it.
  • While we’re on books, Phil Johnson gave us his (always worth listening to) opinion about the slew of Evangelical books by people claiming to have gone to heaven in near death experiences. Not everyone will want to hear this, but Phil’s article, entitled “The Burpo-Malarkey Doctrine” is an important word in season.
  • The Whitehouse is dealing with over 200 lawsuits from religious groups over the new healthcare legislation that will require employers to offer insurance that includes abortifacient contraception. Mark D. Taylor, head of Tyndale House Publishers spoke to World Magazine about “What’s a Christian business owner supposed to do?”