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All The Video And Audio From The 2011 Desiring God Ministries Conference (Via Zach Nielson)

I’m going to rummage around through these some time soon.
Thanks to Z for the links.

Session 1
The Global God Who Gives the Great Commission
Louie Giglio

Speaker Interview
Greg Livingstone, David Sitton
John Piper


Deep Fried Chocolate Covered Triple-Double Oreos

You can get the full ‘recipe’ at
Take new Triple-Double Oreos.

Coat with melted chocolate and let set.

Batter and deep fry.

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We Need Gospel Community, Not A Behavior Modification Program (via Crossway Blog)

Even if you just read the title of this post it did you good.
This is taken from Disciple: Getting Your Identity From Jesus by Bill Clem.

It is dangerous and tempting to change behavior without also changing heart and mind. Behavior modification has to do with “religion,” not with Christianity, and it leads to judgmentalism. Confession and repentance will not happen in a judgmental community. Gospel community calls people out of their bondage, out of their lies, and out of their mess, but gospel community members are willing to walk with their brothers and sisters through their exodus rather than simply being cheerleaders across the Jordan, hoping they make it to the promised land.
This means that when someone confesses sin, they are loved. The Bible tells of this being the kind of love God has for us: “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom.5:6–8).
Here is where our thinking can high-center, and we can get stuck from truly making disciples. We run to the love of God because it creates a safe place for sinners to confess and repent, and God is quick to forgive those who come broken.
Read the rest at Crossway Publishing’s blog.

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Two Live Albums From The Civil Wars – One For Free

The Civil Wars are duo Joy Williams and John Paul White, who provide pretty spare acoustic soulful folk-country-Americana music.
On their website you can download for free the live album Live At Eddie’s Attic.
It’s a great ten track sampler to their work.
Tracks Poison & Wine and 20 Years are standouts.
My Father’s Father and Girl With The Red Balloon are good too.
And did I mention it’s free?


For a few dollars more, a live recording of the duo from something called SXSW is available at iTunes.
Seven tracks, with a couple of new tracks including From This Valley and O Henry.

As posted a couple of weeks ago here’s From This Valley live.

and signature track Poison & Wine.

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Where’s MY Spaceship?

These people promised we’d all have rocket space-ships.
I want to send them a nasty letter saying ‘Where’s my rocket space-ship?’
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Here’s Mister Frank Sinatra singing ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ as consolation.

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What If You Really Were Raised By Wolves?

At least you’d have a reason for your eating habits.
An advertisement featuring an early appearance by Jim Parsons, better known these days as Dr Sheldon Cooper from TV’s Big Bang Theory.