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August 03, 2007
Friday August 3, 2007 Phillips Talks Schooling
Rick Phillips has some interesting things to say about fundamentalism and educational choices.
New From Sovereign Grace Music
Bob Kauflin writes about the new CD from Mark and Stephen Altrogge and asks them a couple of questions about it.
New From Keith Green
The Christian Post reports that some unreleased Keith Green music is going to be available soon.
Can Satan Hear Your Thoughts?
John MacArthur answers a question about whether or not Satan can hear our thoughts.
Missions and Ordination
Jesse reflects on what he learned in a field of sugar cane and on his recent ordination.
Twenty Years for the Rykens
Reflecting on twenty years of marriage, Phil Ryken shares the story of meeting and marrying his wife.
August 02, 2007

Thursday August 2, 2007

Milestones: Thabiti reflects on his first year as pastor of First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman.

Contest: Clothing designer Christa Taylor is having a contest that offers on lucky woman the “opportunity to win $150 of cute, chic, Christa Taylor merchandise!”

Piper: The Desiring God blog offers more on the color of Jesus AND a reflection on the collapse of that bridge in Minneapolis.

Books: BeliefNet offers an interview with “Christian” “Bishop” Jordan who advocates the wonders of The Secret. “So, we are co-creators with our Heavenly Father. If he himself did not create more creators, then he Himself is no creator. You have the potential to be everything God is. You can begin to create. You can begin to know.”

Books: Dan over at TeamPyro has a list of book titles he is still waiting for.

August 01, 2007

August 1, 2007

Abortion: Russell Moore has a post about “A Man, an Abortion, a Gospel.”

Humor: Lisa shares a rather hilarious episode.

Islam: Over at Slate Christopher Hitchens wants to know why we are so scared of offending Muslims.

Church: Richard Phillips shares some of the horror of the recent Christian Booksellers’ Association convention. “It sure was encouraging to see that Liz Curtis Higgs has followed up her groundbeaking “Bad Girls of the Bible,” and “Really Bad Girls of the Bible,” with the upcoming release “Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible.” I think we have now covered that important and edifying theme adequately.”

Apparel: If you blog you probably need one of these.

July 31, 2007

Tuesday July 31, 2007

Film: A new movie, “The Ten,” releases this Friday and is an attempt to spoof the Ten Commandments.

Prayer: Timmy Brister would like you to join him in praying for Dr. Tom Nettles. “Dr. Nettles developed pneumonia shortly after the Spring semester ended. As he began to get over the pneumonia, ulcers were found on his vocal chords which has severely affected his ability to speak…”

Liveblogging: This week is the Baptist History Celebration in Charleston and Kim Davidson will be blogging it.

Jesus: Joe Carter disagrees with John Piper on what color Jesus should be.

July 30, 2007

Monday July 30, 2007

Church: Trevin Wax discusses the phrase “personal relationship with Jesus” asks whether this phrase helps or hinders evangelism.

Culture: Peggy Noonan says that we live in an age of great wealth but of lousy manners. And I would tend to agree.

Homosexuality: Dr. Mohler’s most recent commentary is worth reading as he writes about the normalization of homosexuality and how this conflicts with man’s natural morality.

Du Jour: Lifehacker shares a good productivity tip, courtesy of Jerry Seinfeld.

July 20, 2007

Friday July 20, 2007

Personal: I am taking some time off next week, so it’s unlikely that I’ll be doing daily updates of A La Carte. Just so you know…

Money: Ben Stein wants us to know that it isn’t easy being rich (or as rich as he is, anyways). “This belief, that having a lot of money is going to drastically change our lives for the better, might well be called the root of almost all civilized Western and Eastern (and Northern and Southern) life. Being rich will solve everything, or so the popular mind tells us.”

Technology: A team of Canadians have solved the game of checkers. Where’s the fun in playing a game that has been solved?

July 19, 2007

Thursday July 19, 2007

Books: The NY Times has an early review of the new Harry Potter. “With each installment, the Potter series has grown increasingly dark, and this volume … is no exception.” “Ms. Rowling has fitted together the jigsaw puzzle pieces of this long undertaking with Dickensian ingenuity and ardor.”

Politics: Obama says “sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is ‘age-appropriate,’ is ‘the right thing to do.’”

Humor: Pecadillo shares a strange story and shows that he shares my dislike for cats, evil creatures that they are.

Du Jour: Timmy Brister writes about being “a Misfit in a World of Impermanence.” Well worth the read, this one.

July 18, 2007

Wednesday July 18, 2007

Du Jour: Carolyn McCulley is waiting for a match in what sounds like a great opportunity to serve others.

Creation: The Times has an interesting article about an “Islamic Creationist and a Book Sent Round the World.”

Weird: Plans are underway in Nazareth to build the world’s largest cross. The Nazareth Cross will be 60 meters high and decorated by some 7.2 million mosaic tiles made of Nazareth stone.

Books: Stephen Altrogge is offering a series of articles suggesting books for every Christian.

July 17, 2007

Tuesday July 17, 2007

Interview: Sinead O’Connor has a new album, “Theology,” that she says is based on the Old Testament (and that is being pitched to Christians). Christianity Today has an interview with her. “I also feel that Jesus is inside everybody. It’s almost like an energy or a thing that lives inside of us.”

Blog: Phil Simpson is currently writing a biography of Jeremiah Burroughs (and, as I understand it, still needs a publisher!) and has just created a Jeremiah Burroughs site. “I hope you will find many things on this site which will help you to know God better, love Jesus Christ more, and glorify Him in practical ways.”

Art: ReformationArt has a sale on prints of five great reformers.

Music: The shortest concert ever.

July 16, 2007

Monday July 16, 2007

Culture: Dr. Mohler sounds an important warning about “Screen Kids” and a whole generation of children being raised by their electronic devices.

Photo: I did the research and it turns out that this is a real photograph. Can you imagine?

Nature: This site looks to nature to find some examples of stunning color palettes.