I've accumulated several things to note which require little comment but which readers may find interesting, so I've decided to put these heterogenous elements into a post together.
Item 1: The last lecture in the apologetics series by Timothy McGrew, my husband, is now up at Brian Auten's Apologetics315 site. This is "Alleged Contradictions in the Gospels, Part 2." Apologetics 315 has links to the handout and Powerpoint, but if you just want the Youtube, here it is:
Item 2: I've just been notified that there is a lot of information about the 19th century physician and anti-abortion crusader Horatio Robinson Storer at this web site. It looks like a lot of interesting material, and if you are interested in the history of the pro-life movement, you should definitely have a look. Also, here is Dr. Dyer's article on Storer from the Human Life Review some years back.
Item 3: Today is the anniversary of 9/11, in case anyone didn't notice. I have nothing profound to say, except perhaps that I remain utterly intolerant of the disgusting notion that we Americans were remotely to blame for the evil actions of evil terrorists in stealing planes and murdering thousands of people. Nor anything at all like that disgusting notion. Readers, please, please don't try to peddle that nonsense in the thread. You know who you are. I may yet regret having said anything about 9/11, but since this is a hodge-podge post...May the unrepentant evildoers receive the just reward of their deeds, and may our duly appointed governments have their backbones strengthened to capture those planning such actions, to punish them, to refuse to allow them into our country in the first place, and in all just ways to prevent such evil in the future.
Item 4: I didn't want to let pass the good news of Youcef Nadarkhani's release from prison. It seems plausible to me, though no one is mentioning this in the stories, that he could face further persecution later. It appears that he may have been actually convicted and sentenced to time served for the crime (in Iran) of proselytizing Muslims. So if he continues to share his faith, this could presumably happen again. See my earlier post on Nadarkhani here. I think at that point we sufficiently hashed over the question of the status of modalists. I would urge that we pray that now that he has a reprieve, Pastor Youcef will have the opportunity to come to believe in the Trinity as well.