- This article argues that the internationalization of the situation in Syria has made it much worse. It concludes “The history of most humanitarian interventions in the last 15 years has been similar: By promising more safety than it can credibly deliver, the United Nations has often put the lives of those on the receiving end of its efforts in even greater danger”.
- The Washington Post has an article on fading public support for the Afghanistan war.
- India has just launched what the media is calling “the first intercontinential ballistic missile”.
- Check out this video that surveys why the study of poetry is an important part of a Christian education: Why Study Poetry?
- Owen Strachan interviewed Eugene Peterson on the Reading and Writing Life of the Pastor
- Dr. Michael Haykin led a conference on prayer and revival at Immanuel Baptist Church of Louisville. It’s the recordings from 4/14 and 4/15. I have only listened to one of the talks, but so far it is great!
- Carl Trueman’s post, The Gospel is Insufficient is really insightful. Before you discount it for its provocative title, please keep in mind that Carl is not denigrating the gospel but rather speaking against the denigration of the God-ordained means of the spread of the gospel.
- John Piper’s paper, “The Frank and Manly Mr. Ryle”: The Value of a Masculine Ministry is worth at least a skim
- Ian Clary’s post on John Gill is interesting
- So apparently Facebook is supposed to have its IPO in May. I’m surprised this hasn’t happened already!
- Take a look at these beautiful underwater creatures
- The first picture on this post by Ethan Megleg is one of the best deer photos I’ve ever seen.
- Sadly, musician Levon Helm has died of throat cancer at age 71. Born in Arkansas and the son of a cotton farmer, Levon is probably best known for his unique role as singer/drummer for The Band, the only non-Canadian in that band, and more recently his own music recording ventures. His music meant a lot to me. Now the only surviving members of the band are Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson.