A La Carte (03/26)

Monday March 26, 2006 Humor: Members of the Church of Nazarene of West Palm Beach delivered some old fashioned vigilante justice to a marauding thief. PalmBeachPost reports. Praise: The case against the Afghan Christian, Abdul Rahman, has been dismissed and he is likely to soon go free. Paul, among many others, reports. Afghani Muslims have vowed to kill him regardless, and I don’t think it would be a suprise to learn that he does not survive long after his release. …

A La Carte (03/24)

Friday March 24, 2006 Evangelism: I’m proud of my sister. When she gets an idea into her head, look out! She has gotten the ladies in her neighborhood mobilized! Humor: When the Reformed speak in tonuges. (HT: TulipGirl) Music: Here is a song that I am quite sure will not be winning any songwriting awards. It is “Love Addict” by the band Family Force 5 (from the album Business Up Front, Party In The Back). For some reason the lyrics …

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A La Carte (03/23)

Thursday March 23, 2006 Sexuality: The Daily Mail reports that “Children exposed to sex in TV programmes, films, magazines and music are more likely to engage in sexual activity than those who are not, according to research out today.” Is this news? Bible: ESV Blog celebrates the 549th anniversary of the first Bible coming off the printing press at Gutenberg with “a brief tour of major landmarks in Bible printing, starting with the Gutenberg Bible itself.” Humor: If you’ve ever …

A La Carte (02/22)

Wednesday March 22, 2006 Purpose: Ken reports on the latest Purpose Driven gimmick. “For only $3.99/month you can receive a short devotional thought from The Purpose Driven Life on your mobile phone daily.” Sign me up! Emergent: Brian McLaren is at it again. “So for people who feel, for example, that the Westminster Confession perfectly contains Christian theology the kind of conversation we’re having is a waste of time. But for people who feel that the Westminster Confession arose at …

A La Carte (03/21)

Tuesday March 21, 2006 Du Jour: Al Mohler covers a New York Times article discussing the plight of black men. Children: C.J. Mahaney has a wonderful article in which he discusses how he helps prepare his son (and himself) for Sunday worship. “My approach to preparing Chad for the Sunday meeting has been informed by the doctrine of the church as clearly taught in Scripture and the Savior’s love for the church as compelling demonstrated on the cross.” Persecution: Many …

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 …

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 …