A La Carte (02/27)

Monday February 27, 2006 Theology: The theology wiki Theopedia is continuing to grow and mature. It is a good, though not infallible, resource for questions of church history, Bible study and theology. Video: National Geographic posts their top ten videos of 2005. While I did not watch them all, those I saw were simply amazing. It’s too bad that National Geographic can’t see God in nature! Olympics They are over, thankfully. But before they wrapped up, Cindy Klassen, whom I …

A La Carte (02/24)

Friday February 24, 2006 Giveaway: Scott is having his second monthly “Free Books Friday.” “This edition has 250 books and 100 audio sermon tapes (MacArthur, Mohler, Piper, Begg, Sproul, etc).” Du Jour: Josh Harris points to an article from Christianity Today discussing what went wrong with Bruce Wilkinson’s ill-fated attempt at conquering poverty in Africa. “Though I didn’t agree with the premise of his best-selling The Prayer of Jabez or the way many people treated the prayer as a sort …

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A La Carte (02/23)

Thursday February 24, 2006 Canadiana: ESPN is reporting on Lydia Angyiou, a Canadian woman who wrestled a 700 pound polar bear and lived to tell about it. Having seen a polar bear sizing up her 7-year-old son, she “raced around to get between the bear and her son. Then she started kicking and punching the animal…” Blogspotting: Paul, who is celebrating his one year anniversary as a blogger, says that I was the scariest person he met this year. “I …

A La Carte (02/22)

Wednesday February 22, 2006 Audio: John Piper extends his personal thanks to all those who prayed for him when he faced surgery last week. He also reports on his progress. Evolution: Rick Pearcey reports on a Darwinian Meltdown Over Intelligent Design. “High profile atheists and evolutionists Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins “are absolute disasters in the fight against intelligent design.” So says equally high profile skeptic Michael Ruse, philosophy professor at Florida State University…” Humor: James over at TeamPyro gives …

A La Carte (02/21)

Tuesday February 21, 2006 Technology: Will Apple Adopt Windows? John C. Dvorak of PCMag seems to think so. As Dvorak says, “This would be the most phenomenal turnabout in the history of desktop computing.” Music: Take a look at the influences of new band Mainstay. Which one of those influences is unlike the others? Translation: The folks at Better Bibles Blog interviewed J.I. Packer last week and are now discussing the interview which has been posted in part. They don’t …

A La Carte (02/20)

Monday February 20, 2006 History: Rick has delved into an old history book and discovered the truth behind the Protestant Reformation. Du Jour: C.J. Mahaney has a winning article over at Together for the Gospel’s blog. Having heard about the reading and studying habits of men like Dever, Mohler and Duncan he says, “…I find it both inspiring and discouraging. I am inspired to read more and discouraged as I consider how little I’ve read and how much there is …

A La Carte (02/17)

Friday February 17, 2006 Du Jour: Nikopedia provides five tips on how to waste a day. “When I say ‘wasted’ I don’t mean the difference between feeling like you had a good day or a bad day but rather going through a 24 hour period centred on yourself and not on the cross!” Olympics: An Olympic insider has begun an interesting blog. He shows some of the technology and backstage hardware that makes the Olympic broadcasts possible. Politics: Steve Camp …

A La Carte (02/16)

Thursday February 16, 2006 Giveaway: Carla has once again decided to crack open the Scripscenes vaults and do a Spring giveaway. “Winner’s choice of gift from any 1 product of any department in our store!” Du Jour: John Piper, on the eve of his cancer surgery, wrote a short article entitled, Don’t Waste Your Cancer. He affirms his belief in God’s power to heal and then says, “But healing is not God’s plan for everyone. And there are many other …

A La Carte (02/15)

Wednesday February 15, 2006 Weird: NFL star and badboy Terrell Owens will be starring in a fitness-based reality show later this year. No word on whether or not said show takes place on his driveway. Du Jour: Nathan Busenitz asks why John MacArthur would be so hard-hitting in his excellent discussion of the Emerging Church. MacArthur’s speech is well worth the hour it takes to listen to it. Prayer: In what is surely an answer to many prayers, John Piper’s …

A La Carte (02/14)

Tuesday February 14, 2006 Theology: John Divito has finished a series on “Free Grace or Lordship Salvation?” You can find the series index here. Politics: Dennis Swanson (who is in the enviable position of being Librarian at The Master’s Seminary), is writing a series on the Evangelical Climate Initiative. You can read it here. Celebrities: Fox has an interesting article detailing the private chapel Mel Gibson build with the proceeds from The Passion of the Christ. “Mel Gibson made so …