A La Carte (01/04)

Wednesday January 4, 2006 Review: Derick Dickens reviews Dave Swavely’s Who Are You To Judge?. “This is truly a liberating book and one that needs to be read by more conservatives to help us balance our legalism with the true Bible.” Blogging: Focus on the Family’s Citizen Magazine has a story about bloggers entitled Pajama Warriors. It mentions many of our favorite Christian bloggers. Theology: Gary Gilley continues discussing “God’s Will, Lost or Found” in the third part of a …

A La Carte (01/03)

Tuesday January 3, 2005 Blogspotting: Carolyn McCulley is glad to see that I am able to admit my undying affection for all things Jane Austen. Prayer: Continue to pray for Don Whitney and his family as he recovers from colon cancer surgery. “Let me express (albeit inadequately) my gratitude to all of you who have prayed. The Lord has blessed us so much, and I believe He has blessed us through answering the prayers of His people.” Film: This seems …

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A La Carte (01/02)

Monday January 2, 2006 Music: Brendt at Musings from Two-Sheds Gomer writes about the concert I so badly wanted to go to (but could not). Blogging: Michael Beasley writes an article about the Quest for Biblical Blogging. “The Scriptures have a great deal to say about our words – so much so, that we must remember that these principles don’t cease to exist once our fingertips make contact with our keyboards…” 2006: Michael Haykin posts a reflection on Christ’s sufficiency. …

A La Carte (12/30)

Friday December 30, 2005 Reviews: Suddenly Barna’s book Revolution is back in the news. Reformation21 is discussing it and Justin Taylor points to a review by Sam Storms. Chris Treat also reviews it. Theology: Michael Haykin says that it is appropriate to laugh at Barna and his ecclesiological proposal. Nature: Snopes confirms the truth of a story claiming that “a baby-hippopotamus that survived the tsumani waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old …

A La Carte (12/29)

Thursday December 29, 2005 Family: Our journey home from Atlanta began at 4:58 AM yesterday morning and ended at 8:02 PM for a travel time of 15 hours and 4 minutes. Not too bad. We were thankful for your prayers, especially as we drove through some very heavy downpours. Du Jour: Dan at RoofGuy posts his mother’s reflections on the death of her husband. “But through it all God has been so good, He has been faithful, He has been …

A La Carte (12/28)

Wednesday December 28, 2005 Sports: GetReligion has an article about Colts’ head coach Tony Dungy, a man of faith whose son took his life last week. Technology: Amazon.com shipped over 108 million orders during the holiday season with 99% of them arriving on time. Incredible. Read the news release here. Americana: Only in America will one visit a Mexican restaurant and find a bean-laden dish on the menu that is called “The Homewrecker.” Not Humor: Going to church on New …

A La Carte (12/27)

Tuesday December 27, 2005 Media: The American Family Association is asking people to petition NBC over a new show entitled The Book of Daniel. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis. The show also includes lesbians, homosexuals and all the makings of a far-too-typical series. Heretic: Christian Research Service has issued a challenge to the people of Fiji where up to 300,000 people are expected to attend a Benny …

A La Carte (12/26)

Monday December 26, 2005 Boxing Day: Today is Boxing Day in Canada. This means that Canadians are lining up outside the big box electronic stores much the same way as Americans do the day after Thanksgiving, though the sales are usually not nearly as good. Do American stores have sales today? Religion of Peace: A father in Pakistan killed four of his daughters after the eldest married against his wishes. I wonder what religion he could have been part of? …

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]