Last Friday movie theaters all around the nation opened their doors to invite the viewing public in to watch Russell Crowe take on his newest role; the epic character of Noah. Isn’t it interesting how just the mention of one of the Scripture’s most well-known characters in the same sentence as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors can create an odd blend of curiosity and dread in most Bible-believing Christians? The two just don’t seem to go together. I remember the first time I saw the massive publicity poster hanging from the walls of my local cinema before the film’s release. There right before me hung a larger-than-life portrait of a grizzly bear of a man with a full beard, drenched with water, sporting what seemed to be a biker crew cut and wrapped in a battle worn leather garment more reminiscent of Harley-Davidson performance gear than Antediluvian dress. It was Noah meets Gladiator; Maximus meets Genesis; Hollywood meets the Ark.
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Here is the list of our top ten posts of 2013, as measured by WordPress’ stats for views. A quick note for other bloggers: WordPress, Google, and SiteMeter all measure views somewhat differently. I’m going with the WordPress stats for total views, and the Google stats for unique views. In other words, the first number is how many times the post was viewed, and the second number is how many unique IP addresses viewed it.
The theme of the 2013 Truth & Life Conference at The Master’s College is The Word of God. The conference explores the authority and sufficiency of the inerrant Word of God. Participants will learn more about how God’s Word guides and transforms the individual believer as well as the Church, for His glory.
If you are in the Southern California area, we invite you to join us January 16-18 to hear from our president, Dr. John MacArthur and noted speakers Dr. Mark Dever and Dr. Sinclair Ferguson. Please join us via live streaming video at www.truthandlife.org. Continue Reading…
Here is the list of our top ten posts of the year, as measured by WordPress’ stats for views. A quick note for other bloggers: WordPress, Google, and SiteMeter all measure views somewhat differently. I’m going with the WordPress stats for total views, and the google stats for unique views. In other words, the first number is how many times the post was viewed, and the second number is how many unique IP addresses viewed it..
Four reasons my family trick-or-treats. Jesse explains why he lets his family dress like butterflies and go door-to-door, hitting people up for candy (8k/7.5k).
Congratulations to Allyson Felix. Nate follows the biblical principle of “props where props are due,” and honors Allyson’s Olympic Gold. Allyson’s dad is Greek Professor at The Master’s Seminary (10k/8k). Continue Reading…
We’ve recently made a bunch of changes to our blog. Although most of them you might not notice, they are very helpful in running the blog on our side of things. But we have heard from several people that as a result of some of those changes, their computer freezes when loading our blog. In digging around, it seems that the problem only affects those who use Internet Explorer 8 or older (if you click on the blue E to open up your internet, that might be you).
Our blog uses a WordPress.com platform, and we’ve talked to people at WordPress who say that this is a common problem with IE8 (which about 8% of cripplegate readers use). The solution is: Continue Reading…
- Bill Blankschaen has stopped singing in your church, and he’s happy to tell you why. A humorous excerpt: “What ever happened to the previous 2,000 years of church music history? Oh, I know, every so often you toss a token ‘hymn’ (meaning within just the last century or so) into the mix. But even then, it’s a remix that requires melodic jujitsu to keep up with the quicker pace and fancier chord progressions.”