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: