1. Web solutions for atheists: Godblock:

A web filter that filters religious sites! Got to protect the children from them crazy Christians! (RT: Stuart)

From the site:
GodBlock is a web filter that blocks religious content. It is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions. When installed properly, GodBlock will test each page that your child visits before it is loaded, looking for passages from holy texts, names of religious figures, and other signs of religious propaganda. If none are found, then your child is allowed to browse freely.

2. Chuck Swindoll on God being almost sovereign:

“Remind yourself that He is sovereign. He has everything under His control. He will have His way in His time and for His glory. That includes your life, your position, your past, and your future. Worrying over any of that is a waste. He’s got every detail covered.

Yes, every one.

Think of it this way: there’s no such thing as God being almost sovereign.”

Read the rest here.

3. iPhone Apps for Atheists

4. Overkill

5. Baby food diet? I don’t care who is doing it, I’ll pass.

6. Presbyterian leaders approve gay clergy policy

This line stuck out: “For the Presbyterian Church to stay current and enter the next generation, they really need to let go of this debate.” So, let me get this…”staying current” is the weight upon the backs of church policy makers?

7. The Theology Toolbar gets a facelift.

I am proud to announce that T.C. Robinson’s blog “New Leaven” has been added to the Daily TheoReader on The Theology Toolbar. T.C.’s content and attitude are both representative of the best of Evangelicalism. If you don’t have the toolbar to keep up on New Leaven, make sure that you make it by there as often as you can.

You can download the Theological Toolbar here (created by me!)

8. National dept jumps 166 billion in one day last week!

There has to be some bad theology going on here. Momma . . . help.

The National Debt Clock is shown Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 in New York. President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget on Monday that would pour more money into the fight against high unemployment, boost taxes on the wealthy and freeze spending for a wide swath of government programs. The deficit for this year would surge to a record-breaking $1.56 trillion. The Debt Clock is a privately funded estimate of the national debt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

9. Its official…this is the world’s ugliest dog.

10. The Heresy of Orthodoxy: Get this book folks.


11. Theology Bootcamp: 7.31.10. Enlist today. Online and Onsite.

Theological Bootcamp is a one-day equipping event geared toward church leaders. Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Small-Group leaders, Children Ministry leaders will all benefit from Boot Camp. Our objective is to make theology accessible at an intensive level. As we talk to pastors around the country many are concerned what the people in their church really believe. They may be godly people in love with Jesus, yet they have not been grounded in the foundations of our faith. Our first boot-camp will teach those foundations in an intensive 6-hour time period. Imagine churches around the country and world being equipped in the foundations of the faith from 9am-3pm on a Saturday. Boot Camp will be in Digital and DVD formats for churches to use at their convenience.

12. A classic work gets a facelift?

I thought when publishers update a book, they are supposed to make the cover look betterThis classic work gets a makeover and it is not pretty. Sorry F.F. Bruce. It kinda looks demonic.

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    7 replies to "Theology Around the Web in 60 Seconds, 7.8.10"

    • mbaker

      Hope you’ll make this a regular feature, Michael. Good mix of subjects.

      Good grief, Godblock:

      “In the last century, the United States has seen a resurgence of fundamentalist religion. Fundamentalist Evangelicals, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, and Jews have held back progress in science, human rights, civil rights, and protecting our environment. How can we reverse this trend and join the rest of the world in the gradual secularization of society and government?”

      Got us all at one time, didn’t they? Guess they don’t how we hate being lumped together, lol. Seriously, is this for real or one of those spoof sites?

    • JRoach

      Let’s give F. F. Bruce a break since he passed away in 1990. We can blame InterVarsity Press for the cover. It does look kinda bad.

    • T.C. R

      It actually took me more than 6o seconds to read this piece. 😀

      Thanks for the mention, though.

    • Marv

      T.C., Apparently it only took Michael 60 sec. to write it. How else could he manage to publish so many blog posts…

    • Kirk Jordan

      Demonic? .. never would have entered my mind. I’d go for Anglo-centric, but I think the idea behind the cover is to suggest a truely supernatural Jesus…and one who is much more that the man-only-Jesus of the Jesus seminar. Beyond that, I am thinking that the FF Bruce cover looks like a blend of William Blake and 1950’s mod… So, consider it full circle modern, in the sense that the 50’s are making another visual comeback.

    • Chad Winters

      Check out the incoherent rant by the KJV only guy in the Amazon comments on Bruce’s book.

      I might grab the Kindle edition so I don’t have to see the cover. Although many reviews say the new edition is riddled with typos and errors

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