Weekend Reading: July 17, 2015

Welcome to the weekend! There are only a few stories to draw your attention to today, and since you’ll be watching the British Open (right?) there won’t be much time for reading.

Might as well start with The Open – simply because there was a crazy story about how Nick Faldo accidentally impaled his hand on a deer antler...no joke!

The big story of the week was really horrific. It came to light that Planned Parenthood has been selling off body parts of aborted children to the highest bidder. Russell Moore fills you in here, Tony Perkins here.  Remember – this is an organization that the President of the United States fully supportsseriously. This is simply reprehensible.

The second big news story of the week was the Obama Administration’s big nuclear deal with Iran. The deal must be approved by Congress first though and many think there’s no way Congress will approve of the deal. Here’s the AIPAC statement. Here’s Krauthammer’s commentary. 

Earlier in the year R.C. Sproul and Jeff Lippencott released a wonderful album of hymns for the church. This week, Ligonier wrote a short post (audio included) of my favorite song on the album. 

Banner of Truth has just released a full length documentary on the life of Martyn Lloyd Jones. I’m really excited to see this. Very few preachers today value expository preaching, but Jones was a man who felt that the Word was so powerful, that being as true to the text as possible was not only a goal, it was a sacred trust.

I don’t know how this is useful – and I can’t imagine spending time working on this project – but a group of engineers is sending a robot across America…hitchhiking across America, that is. 

There was a well written blog post by Tim Challies this week worth scanning called ‘3 Errors of Musical Style that Stifle Community’

And the Stand to Reason Blog took a crack at the tired old “all religions are basically the same” punt. 

Congrats to my good friends Matt and Lisa Ferris on the birth of their baby girl! 

Some intriguing Easter Island news/photos this week from a recent dig over there (h/t my Kate).

With all the controversial issues we read about online these days, Jon Bloom is right to consider ‘How Should Christians Comment Online?’

Finally, did you know we finally had a spacecraft (of some sort) reach Pluto? What they found was concerning… (h/t Bo)

Quote of the week: “Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen.” – Martin Luther

That’s it – enjoy your weekend!

PJW

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