Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Free Book for Kindle Peeps

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Edward T. Welch reveals God's plan for encouraging those in the grips of fear. One of the haunting dilemmas of the human condition is that fear is "an inescapable feature of earthly life." Every person who has lived on this earth has encountered fear. Tragically, for this reason our race for the good life finds us all too often "running scared."

In his new release, Running Scared, Edward T. Welch investigates the roots of fear in the human soul and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread. Welch encourages readers to discover for themselves that the Bible is full of beautiful words of comfort for fearful people (and that every single person is afraid of something). Within the framework of thirty topical meditations, Welch offers sound biblical theology and moment-by-moment, thoughtful encouragement for life-saving rescue in the midst of the heart and mind battlefield of rampant panic-stricken responses.

Vault of Humor #16

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tesla Time Traveler?

A local bookstore has what seems to be a series of fictional stories with Nikola Tesla as the lead character. Since I can't read Russian, I really don't know, but it looks like Tesla might be cracking the time barrier.

Vault of Humor #15

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Free Book in Kindle Time!

The lyrics of our favorite hymns are rich in images that can help us in our daily walk with God–they are miniature Bible studies that lead us effortlessly toward worship, testimony, exhortation, prayer, and praise. They’re bursts of devotional richness with rhyme and rhythm. They clear our minds, soothe our nerves, verbalize our worship, summarize our faith, and sing our great Redeemer’s praise. Bestselling author Robert J. Morgan has gathered 366 hymns, including favorites such as “Amazing Grace” and “Rock of Ages,” as well as classic, lesser-known gems such as “In the Garden” and “Teach Me to Pray.”
Each devotional begins with Scripture, includes a story about the hymn or its writer and the lyrics to the hymn, and ends with a prayer. An index of hymn titles and first lines is included. What better way to end your devotional reading than with a song in your heart?
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On the Nature of the Triune God

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fun and Free for Kindlers

This SECOND EDITION of The Instant Genius: An Indispensable Handbook for Know-It-Alls is off-beat, sometimes bizarre, even irreverent trivia at its best. With a snappy Q&A format and humorous clip art this book will amuse, enlighten and entertain. A great way to learn interesting factoids as well as a bit of just plain nonsense, you'll often find yourself smiling and even laughing out loud. 

The Instant Genius is not only a perfect party starter but a terrific companion with which to pass the time no matter where you are. Enjoy. It's a great ride.

From the Back Cover
The Instant Genius: An Indispensable Handbook for Know-It-Alls is a great way to learn interesting factoids and a bit of just plain nonsense. As you read it, you'll find yourself smiling and even laughing out loud.  It's a great gift book and party starter.  It's also a terrific companion to pass the time wherever you are.

A sampling of the off-beat, even bizarre, but always thought-provoking trivia you'll read about:

    Did Hitler once own property in the U.S.?

    What poet came up with the first vampire tale?

    How do headhunters shrink a human head?

    What macho writer loved cats?

    What English King exploded at his own funeral?

    How does Corky Velveeta travel through time? (just kidding)
You can gets it rat CHEER!

Vault of Humor #6

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Best Homepage Ever

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Just wanted to throw this your way. My son-in-law, Fadel, showed me this site the other day. I was sold (though, it's free) at it's amazing functions. You can create your own icons for your favorite bookmarks. Take a look and see if you don't agree that it is one of the best homepages you've seen. If you know of a better one, just let me know. Hey...it's my early Christmas gift to you!
Interested? Click HERE
(let me know if this link works...when I test it I get my own homepage staring back at me)

Vault of Humor #2

Friday, December 13, 2013

Vault of Humor #1

A Short Announcement

Since December is a slower month for bloggers and everyone else is on vacation, I have decided to take some time off for myself. For the next few weeks I have scheduled a bunch of "cartoons" from the early days of CC. This will give me time to begin the new posts for the year 2014. Arminian Antics will return the early part of January. I will continue to post any free books Kindle might have to offer, so keep checking in.
Speaking of books, I want to recommend Kevin DeYoung's The Hole in Our Holiness. It shakes up your complacency and gives you a push in the right direction. It's not free, but worth every penny.
Next week my wife and I will be headed for Istanbul. (Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople. Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it's spiritual sight on a moonlit night) and will be spending Christmas in Kiev, Ukraine. (Yes, that's where all the protesting is presently going on - so pray for us if God puts it on your heart. I'm interested in sharing the Gospel with a few Ukrainians - God willing - and He is) This will be the first New Year's eve where I will be in the air, returning to Kuwait, when the new year ushers in. Don't really think a countdown on an airliner is a good idea.
Express your love for Jesus during the Christmas season, then consider making the rest of your life a Christmas season. We could all use that kind of "seasoning".

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Secular Heckler

Live Long and Look at This Little Dog

Tesla's Task

"...Tesla set himself the task of reading the whole Bible, and took two months to do this, reading full time. He never made clear to others what he actually found in the Book of Revelation, but, from then on, became fascinated with the workings of natural forces - something that would eventually lead him to harness the power of the Niagara Falls and much more." - from The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century by Robert Lomas (you can purchase the book HERE)

Monday, December 9, 2013

FREE Book for a Limited Time (Kindle)

This book is written by a man dying of ALS (or commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). In what may be his final publication, the author uses his own life experiences to share with readers how he is able to see through the fog of grief and despair, with the eyes of hope. Ed Donson loves being a pastor. He loves caring for people, praying with them, and simply being there for them. ALS changes all that as doctors estimate him having only about 3-5 years left to live. It is a terrible news from an unwanted diagnosis. This leads to a disappointing decision to quit the pastoral job he loves, and to sink into a time of despair and loss. It causes him to reflect upon the people he has previously ministered to, who were going through chronic illness and dying situations themselves. Now he has joined the ranks. ALS is one of the worst diseases to have. It is difficult to diagnose. It is incurable. It leads to slow decay and eventual death. Dobson seeks to see life from the eyes of Jesus, grabbing at any straws of hope he can get. Thanksgiving is particularly hard. Yet, he experiences profound understanding of the suffering of Jesus. He learns to connect with other ALS people like never before. After all, he can still do pastoral care with fellow ALS sufferers. Scripture reading becomes more intentional. Yet, feeling a loss of purpose haunts him constantly.

Dobson does three things to try to live like Jesus. Inspired by the hilarious book by AJ Jacobs, for a year, he tries to live like a Jew. Then, he tries to think like Jesus, using the gospels as a guide. Finally, he tries to obey the teachings of Christ as literally as possible. It becomes a huge blessing for him. His gratitude extends to every simple thing he is able to do. He struggles with the discussion and thoughts about healing. Why is heaven silent? If God so loves him, why is he not healed? Is there life after ALS?

Dobson makes a decision to seek forgiveness from people that he has offended in the past. From Bob Jones University to the Moral Majority movement; from Jerry Falwell to James Dobson, he puts relationship above the level of arguing whether something is right/wrong. The rest of the book covers his thoughts about worry, about healing, about God, heaven, and many more.

What makes this book special is how Ed Dobson lays out his final journey through intentional working out of his relationships with people. Any theologizing or reasoning out the philosophies of life, suffering, fairness, and death, are secondary. Relationships with people are primary. Instead of a question and answer format, Dobson relays his thoughts, his struggles, his questions, and his actions through the book, giving readers a glimpse of his inner life wanting to live meaningfully in his remaining years. Though the book is entitled "seeing through the fog," it is essentially a bold attempt to live meaningfully THROUGH the fog of life. What makes this book very warm and encouraging is Dobson's courage to do his best with whatever that is left. It reminds me of the parable of the shrewd manager, who learns about his master's impending return, seeking to build up relationships at the expense of discounting the monies owed to his master.

Sensitively written, this book will tug at the heart. ---reviewed by Dr. Conrade Yap

With Forward by Joni Eareckson Tada

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Corky Velveeta Museum Opens Today

The Corky Velveeta Museum will be open to the public at 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. Admission is a 9 dollar donation to the Calvinistic Cartoons Theological Library. If the museum looks familiar, it's because Pixar used this house as a model for the UP animated film. The CV Museum is located in NOwhere, Oklahoma. (not to be confused with NOWhere, Oklahoma)

Friday, December 6, 2013

FREE Wierbe Book on Isaiah

The book of Isaiah has been called “the Bible in miniature.” Both are comprised of sixty-six sections—chapters in Isaiah, books in the Bible. Isaiah first chronicles a holy God’s need to judge sin, reflecting the Old Testament, as latter chapters preface the New Testament, revealing the mercy to come through God’s Son. This study examines a sweeping narrative of Israel, and explores the very arch of God’s redemptive story, as sin and judgment are defeated through the grace of our Savior.
The Wiersbe Bible Studies Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups, this eight-week study features selected commentaries from BE Comforted, engaging questions, and practical applications, all designed to help you connect God’s word with your life.

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