A La Carte (12/23)

Friday December 23, 2005 Audio: For those interested in the audio series I mentioned in yesterday’s ramblings, you can purchase it here from Sovereign Grace Ministries. Politics: American military chaplains are fighting for their right to pray according to their faith. A petition is being delivered to Washington asking that Christian chaplains be allowed to pray in Jesus’ name. Blogspotting: Justin Taylor shows another interesting link between the Osteens and airlines. Theology: This year’s Alpha & Omega National Conference will …

A La Carte (12/22)

Thursday December 22, 2005 Christmas: Joshua Robinson lists The bottom 10 things about Christmas. Interview: Adrian Warnock interviews Josh Harris about being mentored by C.J. Mahaney. Blogspotting: Fred Butler gets a Pyronamiac-like gratuitous shout-out simply for mentioning my name in his reflection on the first six months of blogging. [Removed]

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A La Carte (12/21)

Wednesday December 21, 2005 Family: WebMD tells us that staying married for the sake of the kids may do more harm than good. I suppose that is entirely possible where there is not any type of reconciliation. Blogging: The Philadelphia Inquirer says that “2004 was the year blogs entered the language (so says Merriam-Webster), then 2005 was the year they found their voice.” They go on to detail has blogging has entered the mainstream. Osteen: Joel Osteen’s wife got kicked …

A La Carte (12/20)

Tuesday December 20, 2005Albert Mohler Ethics: Joe Carter and Justin Taylor have teamed up to create a Christian Ethics Symposium on The Truth About Torture. Contributors include Richard John Neuhaus, Albert Mohler and Daniel Heimbach. Du Jour: The Thirsty Theologian discusses the increasing prevelance of homosexuality in films. NFL: Take a look at these stats and tell me that Brett Favre shouldn’t have retired at the end of last season. Great player though he has been, it’s clearly time to …

A La Carte (12/19)

Monday December 19, 2005 Prayer: Author and professor Don Whitney has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be undergoing surgery on December 20 (4 PM EST). Please keep Don and his family in your prayers. He is likely to be in hospital for 4 to 7 days. Updates on his condition should be posted on an ongoing basis at biblicalspirituality.org. Purpose: Critical Issues Commentary has provided A Berean’s Discernment Tool for The Purpose Driven Life. Christmas: Justin Taylor debunks …

A La Carte (12/16)

Friday December 16, 2005 Du Jour: My new friend Paul has a thought-provoking article that calls for ” No More Youth Pastors!” Despite the title, it is not meant to discourage those in youth ministry. Du Jour Bonus: Heartcry Journal features a letter written by “Kenny” who cries out to pastors with “a broken heart and desperation for God.” Humor: This will bend your brain. And to allay your concerns, this is not one of those sites that catches you …

A La Carte (12/15)

Thursday December 15, 2005 Entertainment: Hollywood has gone gay, according to FoxNews. This year’s Oscar favorites are dominated by films dealing with (and glorifying) homosexuality. Canadiana: The Liberal Party is slipping in the polls against the Conservatives. Here’s hoping they fall flat on their faces. For those interested in Canadian politics, here’s a little video an old friend of mine put together. Du Jour: Dan at Cerulean Sanctum has been working on an interesting series entitled ” The Hidden Messages …

A La Carte (12/14)

Wednesday December 14, 2005 Katrina: Newsmax debunks the popular notion that almost all those who died in Katrina were black. Parenting: This just in. Amy is the worst mother ever. Tsk tsk. This continues my streak of only posting to her blog when she writes something embarrassing or negative about herself. Canadiana: With an election coming up here in Canada, the US is warning “It may be smart election-year politics to thump your chest and constantly criticize your friend and …

A La Carte (12/13)

Tuesday November 13, 2005 Money: Business Reform asks whether Christians should profit from sin and compares values-based mutual funds to vice-based funds. Guess which one outperforms the other. Du Jour: Marc at Purgatorio hits another home run with a new photo collection entitled Help! I’m Going Hyper!. Entertainment: I think the moral of this story has more to do with parenting and parental responsibility than it does with video games. Zzzzzz: “The busyness of Christmas and New Year’s can make …

A La Carte (12/12)

Monday December 12, 2005 Du Jour: Josh Harris provides a bit of “Biblical Advice for the Blogosphere.” Also, in the comments section he indicates that he may soon write about his mentoring relationship with C.J. Mahaney. That should be a good read. Not Humor: New York City church holds ‘Clown Eucharist’. Words fail. (HT Michael Beasley) Narnia: Steve Camp outlines some of C.S. Lewis’ troubling theology. He also writes an interesting review of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe …