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A La Carte

February 05, 2007

Monday February 5, 2007

Blog: Desiring God now has a blog.

Du Jour: Mel Duncan writes about an evening he spent with Joel Osteen.

Religion: After a break of 16 centuries, Greek pagans are worshipping the ancient gods again - despite furious opposition from the Orthodox church.

Humor: Net Finney guards families against the harmful effects of Calvinism.

Review: Joe Carter reviews “Jesus Camp.” “Jesus Camp doesn’t tell us much about evangelicals or the Religious Right. But it speaks volumes about the anti-populist and anti-religious attitudes of secular America.”

February 02, 2007

Friday February 2, 2007

Prayer: This one slipped by me until today. Alistair Begg has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and though it is considered curable, he covets our prayer. You can read a note from him here.

Conference: For those who are going to the Ligonier conference, Brian has a list of things to do while in Orlando.

Weird: Bad news if you are male and have been using “lavender and tea tree oils found in some soaps, shampoos, hair gels and body lotions.”

Blogs: The Probabilist has a list of the ten most misspelled words in blogs. Because for some of us, spelling still matters.

February 01, 2007

Thursday February 1, 2007

Islam: Australia’s Herald Sun brings a story about “Muslim-only washrooms at La Trobe University.”

Conference: The Shepherd’s Conference is now offering a live video stream from the conference which will be held next month. Details here.

Marriage: Justin Buzzard wonders about a Christian minister’s involvement in a non-Christian wedding.

Du Jour: The ESV blog reflects on “being Dugg” and “what happens when a Christian blog experiences a fleeting burst of popularity from non-Christian or even anti-Christian sources.” A good read!

January 31, 2007

Wednesday January 21, 2007

Technology: Jollyblogger thinks that pastors should begin to use LinkedIn, software that builds contact networks.

Cool: Memorizable is a flashcard wiki. Anyone can use the site to build interactive flashcards on any topic. So get to it!

Bible: Travis Carden has released an ESV Bible language spell-check dictionary for the ESV. It means that the spellchecker won’t trip up on all those biblical names and places.

Bible: If you aren’t using it yet, you should consider trying out BibleMemory.us, a site that helps you memorize a Bible verse per week.

January 30, 2007

Tuesday January 30, 2007

Du Jour: Julian reflects on the “inadequacy” of language to describe God.

Music: Derek Webb releases a new album today composed of acoustic versions of some of his hits (which, in my opinion, were already plenty acoustic). You can read a review here. Sounds like this one may be for only the real Webb fans.

Humor: I hear Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for President. I wonder if this will come to haunt him (this is what Canadians do for fun).

Art: Reformation Art is now offering a John Calvin t-shirt.

January 29, 2007

Monday January 29, 2007

Church: From Fayetteville comes news of a church whose ads are too steamy for local newspapers.

Technology: Ever wondered what slows Windows down? Here is a list of culprits. At the top of the list is Norton, to no one’s great surprise.

Weird: A small town in Alberta is rocked by a two-car collision that killed two sets of brothers.

Music: Bloomberg has an interesting article about U2 and their finances. “This is somebody who’s exceptionally rich taking the opportunity to shift his tax burden to somebody else, but then asking governments around the world to spend that tax take in the way that he would like”

Blogs: It was obviously a quiet weekend on the blog front. I’ll try to have more news from the blogosphere in tomorrow’s A La Carte.

January 26, 2007

Friday January 26, 2007

Sermons: Josh Harris has preached a three-part series on the topic of purity.

Travel: Passengers who were stranded in a plane on a tarmac for ten hours are attempting to create a passenger’s bill of rights.

Creation: Here are ten amazing things you may not know about animals (feel free to ignore the ever-present evolutionary mumbo jumbo).

Du Jour: Michael Haykin gives advice on mortifying facial hair.

January 25, 2007

Thursday January 25, 2007

Theology: Darrin has collected The Complete Life and Works of Horatius Bonar on a CD. Now he needs you to buy it.

Sports: This Superbowl represents a meeting between two black, Christian coaches.

Art: Amazing hand art.

Weird: This is the internet at its best and its most bizarre.

January 24, 2007

Wednesday January 24, 2007

Travel: New rules are finally in place and anyone traveling by air between the US and Canada must now have a passport. You have been warned!

Theology: Bob DeWaay writes about God’s revealed will.

Health: How do you feel about an STD vaccine that would be required for all girls?

Evolution: Christian Cable reflects on evolution.

Education: Al Mohler discusses the importance of reading books.

January 23, 2007

Tuesday January 23, 2007

Business: Forbes lists the 10 riskiest businesses to start. I’m guessing starting a church would prove more difficult than any of these!

Interview: Timmy Brister has begun posting a five part interview with David Dockery, President of Union University in Jackson, TN.

Blogspotting: Fill Up shares in movie format what he feels is one of Canada’s most glaring deficiencies.

Politics: A California lawmaker wants to outlaw spanking. The legislation would make the violation a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine of up to $1,000.

Humor: Would you want to learn to fly at this place?