Sometimes ya just got nothin'. My poor brain is clogged with a million things to do by January 1. That means a post filled with miscellaneous, uncoordinated thoughts.
Here we go…
Postmodern Sense: Kristie at Martha's Distraction gets a hat tip for noting a staggeringly good message by Tim Keller regarding evangelism in a postmodern world. If you haven't heard this one, you're not equipped to deal with the times. Though Keller thumbs his nose at us quasi-agrarians (Hey, Tim, Jonah didn't build a house in Nineveh, did he?), everything else is square on target. I plan on listening to this about ten times to soak it all in.
They Blinded Me with Science, Eh?: Researchers in Canada may have discovered a simple cure for diabetes.
Yes, Love DID Break Through: Keith Green fans will enjoy a 7-part documentary covering the prophetic musician's life (that I hope isn't lifted from a copyrighted source. You never know with YouTube.)
Happy Holidays!—NOT, The Sequel: An addled Santa confuses his Nice list with his Naughty one and leaves nice guy Milton Stanley of Transforming Sermons a massive chunk of coal for Christmas. Let's all be praying the Lord turns it into a diamond.
Happy Holidays!—NOT…er, well Maybe: John Piper releases a new book dealing with Christians and depression, When the Darkness Will Not Lift.
And a Merry Cookiemas to You: Rebecca dishes up the dishiest desserts over at Rebecca Writes.
Regrets, I've Had a Few: I'd planned on doing a series on Christians and the Arts, but the series kept getting larger and more broad. I'd called for folks to respond to a survey I would e-mail them, but for now the series is on ice. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I wasn't up to the enormity of the task. Doing the 13-part business series I attempted summer 2005 was enough to dissuade me from crafting any more massive series, and this art series grew to leviathan-size the more I thought about it. Maybe one day, but now now. My deepest apologies to the folks who took the time to reply to my call for survey respondents.
ZZZZzzzz…:Posts will be sporadic over the next two weeks. Yes, I know I took a six-week break a few months ago, but it's a busy time of the year. And yes, I know Tim Challies blogs every single day. I spend restless nights trying to figure out how he does it in a way that doesn't involve cloning, but what can I say.
So while there may not be a plethora of posts in the next few days, I'll still drop in from time to time—with more than miscellany, I hope.