A La Carte (06/29)

Thursday June 29, 2006 Commentary: Al Mohler has some good commentary dealing with Anne Lamott. “She has become something of a literary icon among mainline Protestants and leftward evangelicals. Now, however, she appears to be launching out into previously uncharted territory.” Review: Alex Chediak (what a nice web site he’s got!) has a review of Alex Strauch’s new book “Leading with Love.” Family: My son “graduated” from kindergarten yesterday. Seems it was just yesterday that we walked him over to …

A La Carte (06/28)

Wednesday June 28, 2006 Sports: The Weekly Standard has a great article which perfectly summarizes my attitude towards soccer. “Soccer…would appear to be a game better suited to dim-witted quadrupeds than to human beings.” Politics: Cynthia McKinney’s blog has an article which has to be read to be believed. “The good ol’ boy cracker-crats of the Republican party are having themselves a regular hootenanny over allegations that congresswoman Cynthia McKinney landed a punch on a security guard at the Capitol.” …

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A La Carte (06/27)

Tuesday June 27, 2006 Humor: A reader named Russell sent me the link to a neat little audio file that plays a composition made only with sound effects included with Windows. You’ll need Flash to play it. Blog: Adrian Warnock has closed the doors on his blog for a few days after coming down with shingles. I had to look it up. It is apparently “the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the …

A La Carte (06/26)

Monday June 26, 2006 Politics: The Harris brothers have written about Brittany McComb, a valedictorian whose speech was cut off when she committed the egregious sin of mentioning Jesus. Church: The Chicago Tribune reports on a church that has figured out a way of getting visitors through the doors. ” United Pentecostal Church of Harvey plans to provide the cash [$25] to the first 75 people who visit the church for the first time at each of two services, one …

A La Carte (06/23)

Friday June 23, 2006 Theology: The most recent issue of “Critical Issues Commentary” deals with the always-important topic of discernment, and in particular, the ability of the Christian to judge. More Theology: John Hendryx of “Reformation Theology” (and, of course, Monergism.com) posts the always-contentious “Prayer of the Consistent Synergist.” Politics: Canada’s Conservative government hopes to raise the age of consent. It is currently 14, but the Tories hope to increase it to sixteen (though there will be a “near-age exemption” …

A La Carte (06/22)

Thursday June 22, 2006 Review: Kevin Cawley has a good review (G-rated) of Mark Driscoll’s “Confessions of a Reformission Rev.” He softballs the issue of crudeness (and seems to blame the buzz about that issue on Fundies), but still concludes that “Mark’s approach often appears to be the opposite of judicious.” Music: Bob Kauflin posted some information about the upcoming “Valley of Vision” CD and even included some sound clips and a trailer. Check it out! Church: JollyBlogger points out …

A La Carte (06/21)

Wednesday June 21, 2006 Technology: A 14-year old girl is suing MySpace.com for $30 million after a man she met online through that service sexually assaulted her. Fox says that she claims “it does not take sufficient steps to protect underage members.” How about suing her parents for not providing adequate supervision? Bible: The ESV, clearly seeking to provide a Bible for every possible contingency, has released the Journalling Bible which features wide, ruled margins that have almost 2 inches …

A La Carte (06/20)

Tuesday June 20, 2006 Lethargy: I apologize that there was no A La Carte yesterday. My parents decided to swing by for a weekend visit and since I only see them a few times a year, I thought it would be best to spend as much time with them as possible. Having done so, I am confident that I made the right decision. Politics: The Thirsty Theologian, who has been known to quench his thirst with beverages a little more …

A La Carte (06/16)

Friday June 16, 2006 Theology: Doxa Digital Press has released all 4 issues of the Founders Journal 2003 for free download from their web site. They have several other good, free resources as well. More Theology: Granted Ministries is a site I just discovered that “consists primarily of sermons that are available for purchase or free download.” It has lots (and lots!) of valuable resoureces to offer you. Video: There is an amazing video at Google Videos showing the Australian …

A La Carte (06/15)

Thursday June 15, 2006 Review: Gary Gilley, my favorite book reviewer, has a good review of Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus.” “This in essence is the gospel of the emergent movement: if enough of us become missional we can make this world a better place. What a sad substitute for the gospel message as found in Scripture.” Politics: Mark Steyn must be a brave man to print an article like this on in Canada’s foremost news magazine. “The …