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Miscellanies: Other Thoughts Worth Reading (10/18)

October 18, 2009

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(Not so) Balloon Boy

America was captivated by this event for a few hours last Thursday afternoon.  Eventually, it turned out to be almost a non-story, but the saga has yet to conclude and continues to take strange turn after strange turn.  Yesterday, instead of holding a press conference like he had promised, the father of the boy and the creator of the balloon, placed a cardboard box outside of his front door asking reports to submit their questions on small  scraps of paper.

Kevin DeYoung’s Online Move

Kevin DeYoung, author of several books and prominent blogger has joined another prominent Evangelical Christian blogger, Justin Taylor, on The Gospel Coalition’s website.  We at Theological Synergy highly recommend the resources endorsed by The Gospel Coalition.

Counterfeit Gods

Tim Keller’s latest book, Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters, will be released on Tuesday, October 20th.  Keller is one of the most thought provoking and well-read authors you will ever come across.  He pastors Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and God has allowed him to reach many secular, skeptical young people for His glory there.  If you would like to listen to the message that Counterfeit Gods is based on, click here.

Tim Tebow’s Eye Black

Two Saturdays ago, Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Florida Gators proudly displayed “1 Thes. 5:18” on his eye black (those black streaks meant to help athletes see during bright days or under the stadium lights).  Josh Harris found this interesting tidbit: “Politico reports that a trending Google search was “the First Thessalonians verse in Florida quarterback Tim Tebow’s eye blacking last night as he left LSU dazed 13-3, two weeks after he suffered a concussion. The verse: ‘Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.'”

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