Combing the Net – 7/13/2010

Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? — Some new books hitting the market contend that animals have eternal souls, just like humans.

Chik-Fil-A on Sunday? — Among the questions asked in this great interview about Chik-Fil-A’s marketing strategy and business practices is which would happen first, a hamburger on the menu or being open on Sundays. The answer? “Definitely a hamburger on the menu. Not even close.”

Can Baptists Be Reformed? — Here is the first part in what promises to be a good series addressing this common question. Is it possible to affirm things like Calvin’s doctrines of grace and parts of covenant theology while simultaneously affirming, say, the Baptist Faith & Message? Or should the “Reformed” label be reserved only for those holding to a strict covenantal model of theology, complete with infant baptism and the regulative principal of worship? Part 2 is now also available here.

The Worst Text for a Liar to Preach On — Mike McKinley on preaching the story of Ananias and Sapphira, and on the temptation for pastors (and any Christian, really) to try to appear more holy than they really are.

Are Internet Filters Simply Moralism? — Are Internet filters effective for combating the temptation to view online pornography, or do they just attempt to circumvent the problem rather than address it? Doug Wilson advocates for accountability rather than mere avoidance in order to truly achieve victory in this area.

What Did the Temple Look Like in Jesus’ Time? — Using some great graphics from the ESV Study Bible and Atlas, Justin Taylor gives us a tour of Herod’s temple, explaining the significance of all of the elements, and the ultimate fulfillment of their symbolism in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Incidentally, I absolutely LOVE the ESV Study Bible, and highly recommend that everyone get a copy. It is easily the most useful study resource in my library!

In honor of tonight’s MLB All-Star Game, here’s one of the greatest baseball songs ever:

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