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A La Carte (03/17)

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Friday March 17, 2006

Humor: The Thirsty Theologian laments finding out that one of his heroes is flawed. “It happens to all of us at some point at least once. Depending upon your degree of admiration for the fallen one, it can be quite devastating.”

Theology: J.D. Wetterling’s weekly blog is, as usual, well worth reading. “March came into the southern slopes of the Blue Ridge like the meekest lamb in memory, and suddenly crocus purple is everywhere, accented by daffodil yellow. Hallelujah!”

Blogging: Tim Sweetman is involved in a new project, Regenerate Our Culture, “a new organization dedicated to changing the worldview of 15 to 25 year-olds from unbiblical to biblical.”

Emergent: Carla has a good post on (surprise!) the Emerging Church. “According to the critics, we’re all wrong. According to the critics, we’re not nice enough, tolerant enough, ecumenical enough, and haven’t been ‘engaging’ in dialog with the ‘right’ representatives of the ECM.”


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