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Round the Sphere Again

An all fun edition

Not Just for Little Boys

What could be better than a Lego robot that solves the Rubik’s cube in no time at all?

A Few New Tricks
for old, dogged fundamentalists. (TBNN)

Drive By Shot
Have you checked out the street view of your house on Google Maps? Just search for your street address and then click on the red marker to see if there’s a street view of your home. On the right is a screen shot of some of the street view at my address.


Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful for the pink and white tulips in a vase on the table beside me.

I’m thankful for exquisite farm eggs.

I am thankful for Christ’s righteousness counted as mine, because the older I get, the more I see that all of my acts of obedience are tainted by motives that are less than perfect. Yep, and there’s more: The older I get, the more I see that no matter how old I get, that’s still going to be the case. If I had to produce my own righteous record, I’d be in big trouble. I’d have no hope, none, and by that I mean diddly-squat. But I do have hope—hope because God judges me “in Christ.” Instead of my own big fat zero, God looks at Christ’s perfection and sees it as mine. To which I say, “Thank you, Lord, for the sure hope of imputed righteousness!”

On Thursdays throughout this year, I plan to post a few thoughts of thanksgiving along with Kim at the Upward Call and others.


Round the Sphere Again

An all book edition.

Win a Winslow
It’s a book giveaway at Octavious Winslow. The book is The Fullness of Christ; the deadline is March 23. You’ll find more details and a link to the entry form at the link above.

Resurrection Reads
Justin Taylor has links to the essays included in Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter, a collection of Easter pieces edited by Nancy Guthrie. This looks like the sister volume to the Christmas collection Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus, which I reviewed a year or so ago.

Selections on Suffering
I’ll be reviewing Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision in Suffering, yet another collection of essays edited by Nancy Guthrie, but in the meantime, you can get a head start with an excerpt from chapter 1, “Suffering: The Servant of Our Joy” (Tim Keller) and chapter 2, “God’s Plan A” (Joni Eareckson Tada). (Gospel Coalition)