Combing the Net – 5/2/2011

“Playing Jesus Wrecked My Career” — Actor Jim Caviezel claims he’s being shunned by Hollywood because of his role in The Passion of the Christ.

Royal Wedding Photos — A photo essay from last Friday’s wedding. Here is another one with some shots from preparations for the wedding.

Osama Bin Laden Reactions — In the only story people seem to care about today, there have been a lot of thoughtful responses about how Christians should feel about the terrorist’s assassination. Here are a few of the best ones I’ve seen:

  • The Trial That Still Must Come — An article written by Al Mohler for the Washington Post reminds us that there is a difference between revenge and vengeance, and that though OBL escaped a trial on earth he must still face the judge of the universe. You can listen to him make a similar argument on his radio broadcast from this morning.
  • Social Media Prooftexting — The 24 most common Scripture verses posted on Twitter and Facebook last night. The top two (Proverbs 24:17 and Proverbs 21:15) give a good example of the two primary responses Christians have had, and also show why prooftexting is dangerous. No one verse can give us the “perfect” response to something like this.
  • Osama Bin Laden and the Value of Justice — Kevin DeYoung warns against the acceptance of half-truths, which in an age of postmodern uncertainty make it particularly difficult to wrestle with the concept of justice.
  • Christians Rejoice Over Bin Laden’s Death? — My friend and local pastor Jeff Wright would not want me to include him in the same list with Al Mohler (so don’t tell him!) but his answer to this question is also very good.
Free Audio Book — ChristianAudio.com’s free book of the month is “The Next Story” by Tim Challies. The book deals with technology and social media use among Christians. Here is the video trailer for the book:

Speaking of OBL,  social media, and the Royal Wedding, here’s a great Facebook post from Mark Driscoll which sort of ties everything together today:

This week the world rejoiced @ the defeat of a murderous tyrant & prince marrying a princess wearing white. This is ultimately the storyline of our Bible where Jesus crushes Satan & rides on a horse to take his bride the church.

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