A La Carte (12/13)

When listening to the winter weather forecasts, my wife is always cheering for snow while I’m always cheering for clear weather. Usually I win. When it comes to the side we cheer for, I don’t think it’s mere coincidence that I am the one who does the shoveling around here and my wife does not.

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Weirdest New Animals – National Geographic lists the ten weirdest new creatures discovered in 2010. Isn’t it amazing that we continue to discover so many new species every year?

Citizen – The eldest of my younger sisters becomes the latest Challies to defect to another nation. “I have given it about 10 years or so of thought and have finally made up my mind to join Pat in his national heritage.  Tomorrow, I head out down-town to cash out my on-paper Canadian citizenship, and embark on a quest to discover my Can-American self.”

10 Reasons to Preach Expository Sermons – Here they are.

Did Jesus Get a Stomach Virus? – Russell Moore asks and answers the question. This one may seem a bit trite, but do give it a read. “It just doesn’t seem right to us to imagine Jesus feverish or vomiting. But that’s precisely the scandal. It didn’t seem right to many to imagine Jesus as really flesh and bone, filled with blood and intestines and urine. Somehow that seemed to detract from his deity.”

On Being a Hand Model – Here’s a glimpse of what a bizarre form of idolatry looks like. This is probably the strangest thing you’ll see all day.

The Year in Books – Keith Mathison rounds up some of the year’s best books in a list geared squarely at theologians and scholars.

Secret, Constant Sin – David Powlison answers a very tough question.

It is not so much of our time and so much of our attention that God demands; it is not even all of our time and all our attention. It is ourselves. –C.S. Lewis