Desiring God Posts On Prayer

The Desiring God blog has put up four helpful posts on prayer and the new year over the past few days, here they are:

Update: Another post on prayer from the DG blog – A List of Everything they Prayed for in the New Testament.

2nd Update: The posts keep coming:

Last Day of the Last Semester

Today is the last day of my last semester of junior college. I just finished up my last final (it was in science)!

Woo hoo, free at last… well, at least until January, then it is back to the old grind stone – except instead of being at a junior college, I’ll be at an un-junior college… a senior college? :)

22weeks

The Synopsis:

A young woman is locked in the bathroom of an abortion clinic after her aborted baby was born alive.

A film about decisions, their effects and the echos they leave behind. Based on the shocking World Net Daily article by Ron Strom, on victim’s testimonies, and real 911 calls about one of the most controversial subjects of our time, “22weeks” achieves to confront both sides of the spectrum and their perspective to the on going question: “what would you do?”

HT: Z

There Are No Detailed Darwinian Accounts For Evolution

“There are no detailed Darwinian accounts for the evolution of any fundamental biochemical or cellular system, only a variety of wishful speculations. It is remarkable that Darwinism is accepted as a satisfactory explanation for such a vast subject—evolution—with so little rigorous examination of how well its basic theses work in illuminating specific instances of biological adaptation or diversity.”

– Molecular biologist James Shapiro, “In the Details…What?” National Review, 19 September 1996, pp. 62–65.

HT: Comfort

C.S. Lewis On Giving

“I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusement, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our giving does not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say it is too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot because our commitment to giving excludes them.”

– C.S. Lewis

HT: JT