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A La Carte (6/30)

Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity - It was interesting to see an article like this one in the Wall Street Journal. “Manute Bol, who died last week at the age of 47, is one player who never achieved redemption in the eyes of sports journalists. His life embodied an older, Christian conception of redemption that has been badly obscured by its current usage.”

The Yahoo Word List - Yahoo has a very helpful resource “terms related to communications, technology, branding, and other topics that our U.S. editors have encountered frequently.” It’s a great place to check for the spelling of terms, the proper way to do acronyms, and so on.

A Question for Liberty - Justin Taylor has just one question he’d like to have answered by the trustees of Liberty University. And if you’ve kept up with the Ergun Caner controversy, you can guess what the question is. “Was Dr. Caner raised in Turkey as a Muslim terrorist trained in jihad?”

Corporate Sin - I don’t know how I missed this article when it was first posted a couple of weeks ago. In it John Dyer talks about our responsibility in the BP disaster. “If we’ve ever complained about rising gas prices or the cost of air travel, we are participating in the world that drives companies like BP to cut costs. We want them to. We need them to. We don’t really want to know what BP is doing as long as it keeps our vehicles fueled and our computers powered. Not unlike Al Gore, who talks about the environment from the comfort of his personal jet, we love to talk about BP’s problems while consuming the product they provide at every opportunity.”

Shedding Some Light on Twilight - Mary Kassian interacts with the first two Twilight movies, suggesting what it is about them that has drawn in so many girls (and women). “It’s not surprising that young girls are falling for [Edward]. But sadly, their enthusiasm for being the leading lady in a heart-gripping romance lacks discernment. The movie grips them at such a deep emotional level that they shrug off the glaring warnings that indicate that this particular relationship is unhealthy. It’s a counterfeit version of a fairy-tale romance. It looks good and attractive on the surface, but the underlying darkness in Edward will most certainly lead to disaster for Bella. It may go well for a time, but in the end, it will kill her. She’s playing with fire, and she’s going to get burned.”