Combing the Net – 7/7/2012

Kickstarting the Arts: Rob Bironas — Who says sports and music don’t go together? Titans kicker Rob Bironas is a big supporter of music education! (HT: School of Performing Arts)

The Crime of Circumcision — Michael Gerson’s editorial about the German district court which recently ruled that ritual circumcision is a crime is worth a read. (HT: Denny Burk)

The Apologetical Power of the Existence of Israel — Christianity Today recently published a four-part dialogue between John Piper and David Brickner (head of “Jews for Jesus”) about the relationship and attitudes American Christians should have toward Israel.

Our New Pastor — While it’s probably long overdue on this blog, and old news to folks around here, I do want to direct your attention to the blog of the new pastor at Stevens Street Baptist Church, Sam Rainer. He’ll be joining us here in Cookeville full-time beginning on Sunday, July 29. We’re very excited to welcome him! You can also follow him on Twitter, and check out his book Essential Church: Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts.

Free Music from Josh Garrels — One of my new favorite singer/songwriters (who just passed through Tennessee on his summer tour) has just launched a new website, complete with a free download of an 8-song EP. If you haven’t already, go check him out!

The FAQs: God and the “God Particle” — In case you missed it, there has been a HUGE development in the realm of particle physics this week. The folks at the Large Hadron Collider announced the possible discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson (nicknamed the “God Particle”), a subatomic particle which has been only theoretical since the 1960’s, but never observed. This website helps give you the run-down on what all this means. You can also watch this short video for a more graphic presentation of the basic idea:

One comment on “Combing the Net – 7/7/2012

  1. John Gardner says:

    Congrats on the new pastor. I’ll follow and subscribe (but won’t respond) so I don’t confuse him.

    I know nearly nothing about everything in that video, but it was fun to watch and apparently was created by someone who really knows his stuff, is also a good artist and has lots of time on his hands.

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