Andy Naselli posts an interview with David Reimer about his contributions to the ESV Study Bible on Between Two Worlds.  Reimer provided commentary/notes for the book of Ezekiel.  I am wrestling with this prophet right now in my quiet times and this gives me yet another reason to wait excitedly for the release of the ESV Study Bible!

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My friend JB has a very insightful and wise post today about NCAA basketball.  No he didn’t make up these stats; he’s citing espn.com.  Thanks for your wise words JB!

Tullian Tchividjian has a great post on how theology properly practiced destroys small thoughts of God.  So often theology is viewed as something for nerdy professors cooped up in some ivory tower.  In reality we all have theological beliefs and there is no system of beliefs any more important than our theology.

I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of the eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, of all the blood that they’ve shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.

Dostoevsky, as quoted in Tim Keller’s Reason for God.

DesiringGod Blog has been posting some videos plugging the upcoming national conference this fall (that I think I will miss sadly, for only the second time).  The conference is about the purpose and meaning of words and looks (perhaps suprisingly given the topic) awesome.   A brother and I were having a conversation about “curse words” and when they are appropriate if ever.  Here is one of the promo vids that was posted that deals exactly with that subject.  It’s really solid and kind of funny to hear Paul David Tripp say the “s-word.”  [Warning language that could be offensive] Enjoy:

Here is an article about Richard Dawkins from the Times with a couple passages of scripture.  Comments always welcome from any side:

Richard Dawkins slaps creationists into the primordial soup (HT: Albert Mohler)

Matthew 5:38-39

1 Peter 3:13-17

DesiringGod Blog had an excellent guest post this morning from Jason Kovacs.  He talks about the vast number of orphans across the globe and reminds us about the importance the Bible gives to adoption and care for the fatherless.  As one who is fatherless apart from the adoption of my Heavenly Father, this post strikes me to the core.  Here’s a selection:

[God] has made adoption the apex of the Gospel. His spiritual enemies are now his very sons and daughters through the Cross.

And God calls us, his adopted family, to be a part of his care for the fatherless. At the core of God’s nature is a Father’s heart that we are to reflect. Scripture is clear that practical care for orphans is fundamental to the mission of the church.

Read the whole thing.