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A La Carte (07/12)

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Wednesday July 12, 2006

Theology: Agape Press discusses the PCUSA proposal regarding renaming the members of the Trinity. One pastor says, “You might as well put in Huey, Dewey, and Louie.”

People: I assume most people who read my blog also read Justin Taylor’s. But hey, if you don’t, be sure to read a couple of anecdotes he collected this week while hanging out with J.I. Packer. Packer also has some tips for prospective writers.

Reviews: I just did my weekly update of Discerning Reader. While several of the new reviews have already been posted on this site, there are also several written by other authors.

Life: Our next door neighbors, who only just recently moved in and we are really beginning to enjoy, are being featured in the near future in a program called Walls of Hope. It appears to be like a smaller, less radical version of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” You can read about the family here. “All three boys have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – specifically Aspergers. At the same time as this diagnosis was made, the youngest and oldest sons…were also diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. Testing also confirmed…that [the] boys also suffered from Celiac Disease.”

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