A La Carte (05/24)

Wednesday May 24, 2006 Technology: Apple and Nike have joined forces to make a shoe that will tell a runner how far and how fast he has run. Theology: Steve Camp has posted part two of Lars Larson’s excellent article dealing with spiritual discernment. Du Jour: Dan Phillips takes a look at an article in the Washington Post dealing with Bart Ehrman and realizes that his faith has been shattered. “To the media, there is only one kind of noble, …

A La Carte (05/23)

Tuesday May 23, 2006 Blogspotting: Following our recent conversation here, Dr Mike, Carla Rolfe, and Phil Johnson have a few choice words for those who like to use a few choice words. Commenter joythruchrist points out why it’s not Pharisaic to say so. Her cat agrees. News: Boy, 7, completes swim from Alcatraz. Asked what the hardest part was, he replied: “The swimming.” Blogspotting Bonus: Jollyblogger also decided to chime in with a pretty good (and slightly angry) post. Something …

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A La Carte (05/22)

Monday May 22, 2006 Weird: FoxNews has the story of a man who collected some 80,000 empty beer cans in his rented house over the course of 8 years. That means he drank 24 beers every day. Judging by the pictures, he was fond of Coors. The cans were returned and the deposits totalled $800. Da Vinci: Steve Camp went to see the Da Vinci Code movie and wrote a small review. Not surpisingly, he thought it was awful. This …

A La Carte (05/19)

Friday May 19, 2006 Award: Apparently I’ve been awarded something called a “Bologna Badge.” I can’t say I’ve ever heard of this particular award, but I’m sure it’s prestigious. More here. Gospel: Ligon Duncan posted a roundup of quotes about the gospel that are sure to bless you. Here is a favorite: “When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any …

A La Carte (05/18)

Thursday May 18, 2006 Technology: ESV Blog brings news of an ESV plugin for Microsoft Word. It uses “the ESV Web Service to insert a passage into a Word document.” Sounds useful enough… A La Carte: This is the 200th edition of A La Carte (according to the statistics in Movabletype). That’s not half bad! This feature arose as an attempt to “give away” traffic to deserving (and sometimes just plain fun or just plain stupid) blogs and web sites. …

A La Carte (05/17)

Wednesday May 17, 2006 Video: In case you missed Katie Couric’s interview with Joel Osteen on The Today Show (and you probably did), Keith has a link to it. Film: “AgapePress” has a good article, written by Ed Vitagliano which reflects on the “End of the Spear” controversy. “Sadly, the result has been a blunted Spear, reducing the impact of the film, not only on many of the Christians who saw the movie, but also on those who refused to …

A La Carte (05/16)

Tuesday May 16, 2006 Giveaway: Adrian Warnock is having a small giveaway for bloggers who would like to blog their way through the Together For the Gospel Statement. Music: Kerry, a.k.a. BlackCalvinist, made a bootleg recording of one of the songs sung at the T4G Conference. He did not realize that he was not supposed to do this, but the organizers have generously allowed him to post it regardless. This is what it sounds like when 3000 men sing a …

A La Carte (05/15)

Monday May 15, 2006 Web: “Washington Post” has a list of the most-visited domains in February 2005 and 2006. Unfortunately they only list the first fifty as I’m pretty sure Challies Dot Com would be ranked 51st. Web Bonus: “The Inquirer” has a list of the most dangerous search phrases. Typing any of these into a search engine, they say, is “the equivalent of lighting a blue touch paper and standing well back.” Family: There is an interesting story in …

A La Carte (05/12)

Friday May 12, 2006 Politics: Justin Taylor had what I thought was a very good reflection on American Pessimism. “What used to be a moral sense that we had done something wrong now becomes conflated with compassion and is a sense that we should feel “guilty” and pessimistic if others are worse off than us.” History: And while we’re on the topic of Justin Taylor, he has a helpful roundup of historical biographies given by Michael Haykin. Video: Here is …

A La Carte (05/11)

Thursday May 11, 2006 Music: Bob Kauflin is looking to give away 50 copies of the “Worship God Live” CD, but only to people who meet the following criteria: “You are a pastor or a music minister/worship leader in your local church or ministry; You regularly write a blog (that people other than your family read); You will post a review of the CD on your blog by June 15.” Blogspotting: Paul, with whom I travelled to the Together for …