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No Blog is an Island – 1.14.11

01.14.2011

Here are the week’s second installment of links:

  • Marc Cortez reviews John Jefferson Davis’ Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence.  He finds the books case for a more traditional understanding of worship service compelling, but is less impressed with the arguments against the contemporary service.  Is there something to this other than preference?
  • Chaplain Mike over at iMonk, alternatively, more unabashedly advocates for the traditional liturgy.  This is a fascinating issue that will probably be the focus of my next topical essay (either next Wednesday or the week after).
  • John Paul II will become St. John Paul (I believe?) on May 1 of this year.  I’m fascinated by this process, and how they can attribute miracles to him posthumously.
  • Jon Acuff reposts this classic from Stuff Christians Like: hating Harry Potter, but giving Gandalf a free pass.
  • Brian LePort notes that ‘what type of pipe did Barth smoke,’ is a common Google search string.  Theologian and style icon, Karl Barth, looking fly:

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