A La Carte (04/09)

Monday April 9, 2006 Film: Justin Taylor passes along an email telling Christians how to respond to the Da Vinci Code movie. Theology: John Hendryx of Monergism fame writes about “The Historicity of the Resurrection.” Humor: “Bin Can Can” is a short film showing what happens to our trash cans when there is no one around. Church: Ingrid collects evidence that sexual abuse is epidemic in Protestant churches as much as Catholic. Parents need to exercise great caution within the …

A La Carte (04/06)

Thursday April 6, 2006 Education: Justin Taylor quotes Mortimer Adler on “The Pain of Learning.” “One of the reasons why the education given by our schools is so frothy and vapid is that the American people generally–the parent even more than the teacher–wish childhood to be unspoiled by pain.” Creation: National Geographic has an interesting video of a “critter cam” they booked up to a bear. Humor: The latest issue of The Sacred Sandwich is ready for consumption. If you …

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A La Carte (04/07)

Friday April 7, 2006 Help: If there is a PHP braniac out there who could spare the time to answer a couple of my questions, I should would appreciate a little bit of help with a project I’m working on. Contact me if you are willing and able to help! Culture: Joe over at Evangelical Outpost has a great article entitled “Beyond Legalism: Jesus, Wisdom, and Tongue Piercing.” Joe just has a way of cutting to the heart of these …

A La Carte (04/05)

Wednesday April 5, 2006 Da Vinci: Alistair Begg agrees that Christians should be prepared to defend against Da Vinci. “Please do not misunderstand me when I tell you how disappointed I am with our featured book this month, The Da Vinci Deception. My problem is not with the book (it’s helpful), nor with the author (Erwin Lutzer is a friend). What disturbs me is the fact that such a book is even necessary.” Logic: David at lingamish is beginning a …

A La Carte (04/04)

Tuesday April 4, 2006 Pornography: Slice of Laodicea reports on Christian Pornography. “A publisher is soliciting descriptions of ‘godly’ passion in the married bed with a special appeal to pastors wives to share their ‘stories’.” Humor: WestJet, Canada’s favorite (and only profitable) airline, has asked customers to contribute to realizing gains in fuel efficiency. “Beginning tomorrow, we ask that every guest aboard a WestJet aircraft assume the inflight winglet position upon takeoff…” Film: Can you picture Paris Hilton playing Mother …

A La Carte (04/03)

Monday April 3, 2006 Du Jour: Dluxe’s world discusses, among other things, Purpose Driven Pets. “If we are imagining that our longing in heaven will be for Snoogums the Chihuahua, I think we have a problem.” Family: Sovereign Grace’s Family News Extra Online reports on Capt. Hans Kirkman who is serving his family while serving in Iraq. Family Bonus: My little sister shares big news by way of a photograph. This means that all three of the married Challies girls …

A La Carte (03/31)

Friday March 31, 2006 Technology: Dennis Forbes has some interesting analysis of domain names. The long and short of this is that all the good names are long gone! Technology Bonus: Fosfor Gadgets lists the top 10 weirdest keyboards of all-time. I want one of the laser keyboards! Quote: Here is some April Fool’s wisdom from Solomon: “Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, ‘I am only joking!’” Du …

A La Carte (03/30)

Thursday March 30, 2006 Humor: The Museum of Hoaxes counts down the top 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time. A personal favorite is Burger King’s left-handed whopper. Warren: Saddleback Church recently celebrated it’s 20,000 baptism. This is quite an accomplishment, but as many have pointed out, the requirements for baptism are so minimal at Saddleback that baptism has lost a lot of its meaning and importance. Marriage: The Girl Talk girls discuss disappointed hope: “the grief that comes …

A La Carte (03/29)

Wednesday March 29, 2006 Video: Some enterprising soul put a video camera near a bald eagle’s nest on Hornby Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia. You can watch it here. The video is very good quality, though there isn’t a whole lot going on! Book: It seems that Girl Talk, written by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, is available in full online. It is a book that is well worth reading for mothers and daughters. Culture: Al Mohler refers to …

A La Carte (03/28)

Tuesday March 28, 2006 Film: Newsweek discusses the rising popularity of bloody horror films. “Some critics–smart ones like New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, not just nervous Nellies–argue that the trend verges on “torture porn.’” Du Jour: C.J. Mahaney has asked the Together for the Gospel guys two good questions: “What is the gospel? What is the most serious threat to the gospel in the evangelical church today?” Blogging: Rebecca has compiled a lengthy list of blogging resources that you may …