Wikipedia and truth

I suppose I should not be surprised by reports of ruthless editing in Wikipedia to exclude certain points of view, but I guess I really was surprised. Sometimes I get taken in by all the geeky goodness of freely shared information, and I somehow think that neutrality and free debate will be the result. Alas, the reality of fallen human nature always intrudes. Wikipedia still has a lot of good information, but let’s not fool ourselves about the neutrality of it.

HT: Challies.com



Bible Conference in Dallas

David JackmanEverybody should know that David Jackman is going to be in town on May 17-18 at the Trinity Hillcrest Church. Rev. Jackman is one of those great English evangelicals whose forthright faithfulness has been a bedrock under many of our lives (think John Stott, J I Packer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones). Currently he heads the Proclamation Trust, an organization dedicated to the revival of the preaching of the Bible. He is also associated with Oak Hill College, which has been at the forefront of the defense of the doctrine of penal substitution in the late controversies in the UK.

A friend of mine is getting married Saturday night, but I hope to make it to Saturday morning and Sunday night at least. Check it out!



Together for the Gospel pictures

I hope I can write some real thoughts on Together For The Gospel 2008, but in the meantime here are the photo albums!

http://picasaweb.google.com/ritchie321/Louisville41508

http://picasaweb.google.com/ritchie321/Louisville41608

http://picasaweb.google.com/ritchie321/Louisville41708



Together For The Gospel

I’m really excited to be heading for Louisville, KY tomorrow for what promises to be a wonderful conference - Together For The Gospel.  I’ll be staying with my wife’s cousin and super-blogger Blake. Thanks my brother.

Best of all, I’m traveling with my oldest son, and he is the guy who talked me into going! Thanks Eric!



Jonah

Food for thought on how children’s “Bible Stories” often do more harm than good.

Eaten Alive in the April issue of Touchstone Magazine



Free worship album “Sweet Sacrifice”

Some wonderful men and women in the Northwest have posted an entire album of original worship music which you can download. The words are God-honoring and meaty. Not only are MP3’s available, there are PowerPoints and chords and other aids. One of the artists is Michael Card.

See The By/For Project.



Try this Texas trivia game.

I got 75% right.

Thank you for participating, your score is 75%!

Perhaps you should consider an audition on “Jeopardy!” You have a fantastic knowledge of Texas Trivia and it’s likely you would make a great game show contestant.

The new & improved Texas Trivia
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Needing Him

The Lord has been willing, lately, to show me just how low and inadequate I am. I pray that I may learn how powerful and high and adequate and glorious and fulfilling he is.

I pray that Psalm 6 will speak to me, and possibly to someone reading this. It seems very appropriate to me at this time.

1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O LORD––how long?
4 Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.



Books for the New Year

There are five books that I have put in front of me as high priority for the New Year. Actually, I should have already finished these books, but as part of my general recovery of discipline (see previous post), I am writing them down publicly so someone can hold me accountable.



Back to blogging for the new year

This blog has been neglected! As a new year’s discipline, I’m going back to blogging. Perhaps shorter and different, but something, and frequently.