A La Carte (12/21)

Measuring Oral Roberts’ Influence
John MacArthur on the death of Oral Roberts: “One thing all the obituaries agree on is that Oral Roberts paved the way for all the charismatic televangelists and faith-healers who dominate religious television today. He did more than anyone in the early Pentecostal movement to influence mainstream evangelicalism. He parlayed his television ministry into a vast empire that has left a deep mark on the church worldwide.”

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Common Search Terms
Norton has released a list of the most common search terms among teens and children. The list is very interesting, though it is disquieting to see how high “porn” and “sex” rank among teen boys, teen girls, and even children aged 7 and under.

The Truth About Lions
This article from the Smithsonian is a long and interesting look at lions. “The world’s foremost lion expert reveals the brutal, secret world of the king of beasts.”

Top Ten Goals of 2009
This video shows some almost unbelievable displays of athleticism. “FIFA announced the ten goals nominated for the Puskas Award, given to the scorer of the best goal of the year.”

Avatar: Rambo in Reverse
Russell Moore offers a brief review of Avatar. “I just left opening night of James Cameron’s gazillion-dollar epic film Avatar. The reviews were right. The plot is laughably cliched. And the special effects are the most jaw-dropping you’ve ever seen. What I wasn’t quite ready for was the preachiness of the propaganda.”