Interview with Dr. Vern Poythress at the “Beginning with Moses” blog:
“The theme of mediation in the OT is one of the most important aids to seeing how Christ is there in the OT. In the OT, God was holy and the people were sinful. A major difficulty! How can God meet sinful people without destroying them? (The question is pointedly exemplified in Ex. 33:20.) Only through Christ. So all God’s relations to people after the Fall depend on Christ. We know that the principle of Christ’s mediation is true theologically, even when the text does not explicitly mention the difficulty created by sin. The necessity for Christ’s mediation in God’s relations in the OT gives us a good start in understanding the OT Christologically. And then there are specific persons and institutions that function in a mediatorial role, such as prophets, kings, the tabernacle, the temple, the altar, and the sacrifices.”
Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden says that life begins at conception in this interview, but still wants to keep abortion legal:
Speaking about the interview Al Mohler comments, “I believe Sen. Biden to be a serious man, and that is what is most frightening about this. Can a morally serious man really say that he believes that unborn babies are human beings, but that it should be a protected right to kill them?”
10 free date nights! Jenn and I are doing it. You should too!
How does Palin manage politics and motherhood? Here you go:
Vid of the Week: I figured it would be nice to post a video from 9/11, considering that yesterday was the 7th anniversary of the attacks.
Quote of the week: “I don’t know about Palin. But I do know this: women in general are WAY better at work/home multi-tasking than — to pick another gender at random — men.” – Dave Barry, commenting on Sarah Palin being able to raise children and be a governor/vice presidential candidate at the same time.
Tom Brady goes down!
10 Things you didn’t know about the earth! (I love this kind of stuff):
Facebook for babies?
Dr. Moore on whether or not pastors should marry unbelievers (Read everything from Dr. Moore. He doesn’t post often, but when he does, don’t miss it):
Here’s a blurb: “A minister is not an agent of the state. He is not a civil servant. A minister performs a wedding ceremony only because he represents the church, as one called out to the teaching office in the church, with the church gathered as witnesses to the vows being made.
In too many cases, though, a minister of the gospel assumes the role assigned to him in the lyrics of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” about Parson Brown: “He’ll say ‘Are you married?” We’ll say ‘No man, but you can do the job when you’re in town.'” This is hardly the shepherding function of the gospel minister we see in the New Testament.”
The European Parliament is cracking down on sexual stereotyping in advertising. First up? Mr. Clean (yes, that Mr. Clean). In fact, he needs a sex change according to the Parliament.
“The Parliamentary report argued that Mr. Clean, whose image dates from the 1950s, is an example of sexual stereotyping. Mr. Clean’s ‘muscular physique,’ The Times reports, ‘might imply that only a strong man is powerful enough to tackle dirt.'”