Tuesday, September 7, 2010

To Hell on a Fast Horse

To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old WestTo Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West by Mark L. Gardner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The recounting of Pat Garrett’s two captures of Billy the Kid (Henry McCarty) was interesting, but not as interesting as the recounting of “the Kid’s” capture of America’s fascination.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

The Lusitania

The LusitaniaThe Lusitania by Colin Simpson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book opened my eyes to the fact that the Germans weren’t the only bad guys in WWI.

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Keller and Clowney Syllabus

A long time ago I recommended the lectures given in a course on preaching by Tim Keller and Ed Clowney. Keller frequently references his handouts throughout the course, and I can remember wishing I had access to them. Well, now I do, and you can access them too right here.

HT: Andy Naselli

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Greek, Hebrew, and Latin resources

Justin Taylor points out some language resources:

Learning the Greek alphabet

Heb Hop: the Hebrew alphabet

And some good intro Latin lessons, which look great for homeschooling. Justin has additional links here.

Which one is worship?

My answer to Alan Knox's question: all of them, IF they are done as a response to the mercy of God shown us by his Son and by his Spirit (Romans 12.1-2).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Give to Pakistan

The truth of justification by faith leads not only to overcoming racial boundaries, but also to giving (see Galatians 2.10). Frontiers is a reliable mission to give to if your heart goes out to the people of flooded Pakistan.

To donate, click here.

The horizontal dimension of justification by faith

Here's a very important essay by Michael Bird on Justification by Faith and Racism.

A key quote:
To practice any form of ethnic or racial exclusion means that one either does not understand or does not believe in justification by faith.
The horizontal aspect of justification finds surprising emphasis in the NT.