The Weekly Town Crier

November 20, 2009 at 7:35 am

lpmt2_1780Sometimes I have something to say here, oftentimes I don’t. Either way, welcome to The Weekly Town Crier, where I collect links of various kinds and you click said collection of links of various kinds and we’re all happy. And it’s nice to be happy. It’s good to try and think “missionally” about various things in culture. Let’s all be missionally-happy together. Hold my hand, won’t you?

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As the year and the decade come to a close, the “best of” lists begin rolling in.

  • Browse the AV Club’s best music of the decade.
  • Browse eMusic’s best music of the decade.
    • Read Steve McCoy’s reflections on the recent Louisville Acts 29 bootcamp.

      Read Mark Driscoll’s suggestions on how to prepare Christmas sermons.

      Read about the girl who sneezes up to 12,000 times a day.

      Read Scot McKnight’s brief thoughts on Tim Lahaye’s new deal for a new set of eschatology-related books.

      Gospel-Centered Life, a new workbook from Tim Chester and Steve Timmis is now available in the U.S.

      Read as the Washington Post questions the entertainment value of concerts where bands play one album, track-by-track.

      Read Al Mohler’s thoughts after spending several hours with some of the Acts 29 leadership (Matt Chandler, Darrin Patrick, Daniel Montgomery, Scott Thomas, and Jamie Munson, etc.).

      Watch Kirk Cameron interview Francis Chan.

      Watch Dustin Neely interview Matt Chandler about “Planting, Preaching, and Leadership.” Watch the segment on “Celebrity, Diversity, and Burnout.”

      Read a review of N.T. Wright’s book on justification.

      Browse as Ed Stetzer explores the world of defining the Gospel.

      Help Abort73 clear out some inventory.

      Read as Jared Wilson wonders if we’re even Christians.

      Read as Barna explores “the Long-Term Effect of Spiritual Activity among Children and Teens.”

      Browse as The Art of Manliness lists the 50 best books for boys and young men.

      Browse Metacritic’s best reviewed albums of the year.

      Read/Listen as Fanfarlo visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

      Read about “unfriend” being one dictionary’s word of the year.

      Read John Piper’s piece “Yuppies Make Yucky Missionaries.”

      Has Trajan become the official movie font?

      This is a joke, right? Right?

      Read this piece predicting the top 5 trends affecting ministry in 2010.

      Read Shane Claiborne’s letter to non-believers.

      Read one pastor’s reflections after being knife-attacked in South Asia.

      Read as Francis Chan challenges us about what Scripture actually says about the Church and what we practice.

      Read about the (last word on the?) controversy surrounding the Deadly Viper book.

      Read an interview with Shane Claiborne.

      Read an interview with Rob Bell.

      Read about December being declared National Awareness Month.

      Can you summarize the Gospel in three words? J.I. Packer gives it a shot. What do you think?

      Read this profile of Sufjan Stevens.

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