Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Odds and Ends IX

There have been a lot of good links I've found in a very short amount of time, so here's the next installment.

Serious:
  • Hadley Arkes explains the significance of small steps in eradicating abortion, starting with Gonzales v. Carhart.
  • On a related note, Tim Challies examines a woman being charged with first-degree murder for killing her two-hour old baby, and ponders why a journey through a birth canal changes the killing from acceptable to murder.
  • Nathan Busenitz is beginning a series on guiding principles for Christians who blog.
  • Tim Challies also explains the Calvinist doctrine of Limited Atonement (or Particular Redemption) and its relevance to our lives.

Funny:

  • FCN writes a brilliant satire piece that declares Harry Reid's reelection bid is already lost. Really, I don't know how college freshman can write at this level.

Interesting:

  • This is a personal item, but I had what was possibly the best day of my life so far last Sunday with a bunch of friends, and the amazingly talented Lydia Jane posted pictures of our excursion here. These are the days we remember all of our lives...
  • Superchick is offering a free download of their song "Hero" in memory of the Virginia Tech Massacre. I think the song is worth the download.
  • People can even make their books into art, as this website proves. Scary...
  • For all of you who don't know the difference between your second cousin and your cousin twice removed, here is a diagram that will solve all of your problems.

Quotes:

"Although the law of sin is in believers, it is not a law to believers. Nevertheless, even when the rule of sin is broken, its strength weakened and impaired, and its root modified, yet it is still of great force and efficacy. When it is least felt, it is in fact most powerful." --John Owens, Sin and Temptation

8 comments:

Peter Wilson said...

wow. FCN rules. They're like a permanent installation in the odds and ends category of things. I love it.

Have you found my blog yet? Just click the name.

Lizzy said...

I resent the comment on that last link. :P

Madison said...

The poor books...*crying hysterically*

Karyn said...

okay, i saw the diagram, but i'm still confused...

And Madison, it will be okay...we can get through this.

Anidori-Isilee said...

Are you crying too?

Karyn said...

yes (maybe not histerically though, and no tears shed for the dictionaries :D)

Peter Wilson said...

or math textbooks. No tears shed for them.

Anidori-Isilee said...

Of course about the math textbooks. And my chemistry book. But I like dictionaries. They're useful in the writing world.