A La Carte (03/20)

Monday March 20, 2006 Emergent: Phil Johnson points us to an article that seems to suggest that Gilbert Bilezikian, one of the founders of the megachurch movement, seems ready to hop to the emergent bandwagon. “If you tried to name the five people who have done more than anyone else to shape theories of ministry and church-growth philosophy over the past 20 years, Barna and Bilezikian would both be near the top of the list.” Sabbath: Jollyblogger asks a question …

A La Carte (03/17)

Friday March 17, 2006 Humor: The Thirsty Theologian laments finding out that one of his heroes is flawed. “It happens to all of us at some point at least once. Depending upon your degree of admiration for the fallen one, it can be quite devastating.” Theology: J.D. Wetterling’s weekly blog is, as usual, well worth reading. “March came into the southern slopes of the Blue Ridge like the meekest lamb in memory, and suddenly crocus purple is everywhere, accented by …

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A La Carte (03/16)

Thursday March 16, 2006 Entertainment: Al Mohler discusses his newfound love for the game Sudoku. “Oh yes! Just one more and I can stop. No, one more after that. And another. Oh, who can break this habit?” I’ve tried the game and, while I appreciated the amazing difficulty inherent in such a simple game, it didn’t do much for me. Hymn: Paul shares an old hymn that I’ll wager you’ve never sung in church. Written by Joseph Hart, it is …

A La Carte (03/15)

Wednesday March 15, 2006 Sports: C.J. Mahaney has some advice for parents (and fathers in particular) regarding teaching their children about sports and sportsmanship. “Playing sports holds great potential for growth in godliness for our sons, but only if we as fathers lead our sons theologically and strategically. I fear that all too often our sons devote significant time to playing sports with little growth in godliness.” Humor: Al Mohler shoots back at Mahaney with some comments about the Devil. …

A La Carte (03/14)

Tuesday March 14, 2006 Commentary: The American Spectator reports on women’s attitude towards spring break and asks, “Is this what the feminists had in mind when they touted the virtues of “liberation”? Because if so, they’re hardly the man-haters of popular imagination.” Read it here. Theology: Bob DeWaay has released the most recent issue of Critical Issues Commentary. In this month’s issue he discusses “Free Will or the Bondage of the Will: Definitions are Critical.” He discusses a very important …

A La Carte (03/13)

Monday March 13, 2006 Auction: This is your last chance to get in on the action and buy your very own autographed PyroManiac bumper sticker. It is a one-of-a-kind item as Phil has declared he will not autograph any more of them. You can check the eBay listing here. Blogging: Mike Russell, who formerly blogged at Eternal Perspectives, has created a new and unique site, Lord of the Kingdom. He will be examining images of biblical character and themes in …

A La Carte (03/10)

Friday March 10, 2006 Request: John Hendryx, of Monergism fame, is seeking help with a potential redesign of his flagship site, Monergism.com. “Monergism.com is due for a major overhaul. We are writing to ask for your advice about going forward in the functionality of the website.” Music: The Red Letters Project dedicates 2 CDs and 34 tracks to set the entire book of Matthew, word-for-word, to rock music. You can listen here. Blogging: In honor of his 1000th post, Jollyblogger …

A La Carte (03/09)

Thursday March 9, 2006 Du Jour: Mike writes about the joy of having a son become a brother. “I look forward to seeing what God does with this young life, the life of my son who is now my brother.” Theology: Ingrid links to some statistics compiled by Kim Riddlebarger showing that many pastors at the National Pastors Convention could not answer fairly basic questions of theology. Humor: Lisa has an oldie but a goodie on her site: ” Application …

A La Carte (03/08)

Wednesday March 8, 2006 Books: I was in the Christian bookstore yesterday. I noticed that the bargain section featured a very large stack of Ashley Smith’s book about how The Purpose Driven Life saved her life. Just to the right of that stack was a large number of Richard Abanes’ book about Warren. I guess Warren paraphenalia isn’t selling all that well! Music: Speaking of Christian bookstores, the real reason I went there yesterday was to pick up the new …

A La Carte (05/07)

Tuesday March 7, 2006 Theology: Chris Poteet has an audio presentation debunking myths on Calvinism and Arminianism and suggesting steps towards fruitful dialogue. Conference: Nathan Busenitz (whom I met at the conference) has a exhaustive list of blog-based reflections on the Shepherd’s Conference. Conference Bonus: The Fide-O guys have a photo review of the conference. And once again they’ve got a picture of me looking far from amused. I’ve got to work on this! Oscars: Ben Stein wades into the …