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A La Carte (01/19)

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Thursday January 19, 2006

Blog: The men leading the Together For The Gospel conference have decided to start blogging together.

Film: I hope this will be the last I say about The End of the Spear. Bob Bixby points out the importance of the word “activist.”

Music: Months after I got the album I am still blown away by Songs for the Cross Centered Life. This is far and away my favorite worship album. It is worth the cost of the album simply for “I Will Glory in My Redeemer.”

Word: I learned a new word yesterday: “prostitot.” I means something like “Prepubescent girls who dress to emulate the dress styles and attitudes of twentysomething women such as Britney Spears.” A columnist at FoxNews says, sarcastically “Walking through the mall you’ll see little girls dressed like prostitots, usually with some type of writing emblazoned on the butt of their tight sweatpants or miniskirts, like ‘Juicy’ or ‘Go Wildcats.’ That’s exactly what I want my eyes directed to, the derriere of some 13-year-old.” I always wonder, “Where are the fathers!?”


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