Wednesday, December 12, 2012


There are only 9 days left until the Mayan Apocalypse and if that whiffs like Y2K then we'll all be able to enjoy Christmas (unless of course our Lord returns which would be infinitely better). Before Doomsday or Christmas day rolls around though we should celebrate 12-12-12. Such numerical repetition won't occur again until January 1, 2101. I don't expect to be around for that one so I thought I'd celebrate with a few lists of twelve today (no particular order or ranking).

12 Spiritually-impactful books (after the Bible):
  • The Pleasures of God by John Piper
  • The Doctrines of Grace by Jim Boice & Phil Ryken
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
  • Cur Deus Homo by Anselm
  • Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
  • Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen Dempster
  • The Servant King by T.D. Alexander
  • Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Dynamic Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
  • Desiring God by John Piper
  • Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
12 Spiritually-impactful eating spots (ok maybe not spiritually-impactful but really really good):
  • Black's BBQ-- Lockhart TX
  • Tacos La Bamba-- Beaumont TX
  • Mel's Diner-- Tomball TX
  • Famous Original Rays-- NYC, NY
  • El Tiempos-- Houston, TX
  • Storms-- Burnet, TX
  • Peggy's-- Bridge City, TX
  • Sartins-- Nederland, TX
  • Larry's French Market-- Groves, TX
  • Rockin A-- Beaumont, TX
  • Pappasitos-- Houston, TX
  • Potato Patch-- Houston, TX
12 Favorite "Theologians":
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • John Calvin
  • Martin Luther
  • Augustine
  • D.A. Carson
  • John Owen
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • R.C. Sproul
  • Matthew Henry
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • John Bunyan
12 Great Movies (I'll cheat by including trilogies as one entry):
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Patton
  • Gladiator
  • The Godfather trilogy (or at least the first two)
  • Hoosiers
  • The Cowboys
  • Lonesome Dove (the exceptional TV miniseries that counts)
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Braveheart
  • Spartacus
  • Star Wars trilogy (episode 4-6 that is)
  • Shawshank Redemption

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