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 …

Become a Patron

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 …

A La Carte (12/09)

Friday December 9, 2005 Narnia: Rotten Tomatoes is collecting reviews of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Reviews are a bit mixed. I’ll be catching the earliest show available this morning (11:45). Du Jour: Tim Irvin reflects on this world not being his home. “There’s nothing like living in the cab of a big truck for five weeks to give you a new perspective on things.” Emergent: Where will Emergent go next? Uh oh. I wish I could say …

A La Carte (12/08)

Thursday December 8, 2005 Blogging: I met this guy for the first time yesterday and had a very pleasant chat over a long lunch. He’s the real deal. I even got to experience someone making fun of his name (which he shares with Canada’s esteemed disgraced Prime Minister. A couple of years ago he wrote about it. Reformation: Reformation Art provides “photographic quality reproductions of artwork from the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.” They are now having a Christmas sale. Du …

A La Carte (12/07)

Wednesday December 7, 2005 Blogspotting: Jollyblogger gives me the rare opportunity to gloat and say, “I told you so!” But, of course, I wouldn’t do that. Du Jour: Ben Witherington grabs those megachurches that cancelled services on Christmas Day, puts them over his knee, and gives them all a sound spanking. “What we are dealing with here are churches whose priorities are so askew that they somehow think it is more important for the church to serve the wants of …

A La Carte (12/06)

Tuesday December 6, 2005 Narnia: “Narnia represents everything that is most hateful about religion,” says a writer for The Guardian. I take this as a good sign. If the producers have been true to the story it should be offensive! Christmas Megachurches across the US have cancelled their Christmas Day services (presumably due primarily to a lack of interest). Are your church doors open on Christmas morning? Du Jour: Paul at kerux noemata discusses our culture’s increasing ability and desire …

A La Carte (12/05)

Monday December 5, 2005 Blogspotting: The Thirsty Theologian wished me well on my birthday by posting a rather hilarious photo. Du Jour: Keith at The Christian Mind has an excellent article entitled IM One Another in which he reflects on communication technology. “Painfully aware that there is something wrong with us, we try in vain to cover our nakedness with electronic fig leaves.” Humor: Josh Harris is jealous of me. I guess he must have read this article! Birthday: My …

A La Carte (12/02)

Friday December 2, 2005 Du Jour: JD Wetterling writes a challenging Confessional Book Review. It is a review of CJ Mahaney’s book Humility and a confession of his own pride. It is just an excellent post. Humor: Marc at Purgatorio hits a home run with his latest photo essay, ” You Might Be Emerging If…” Creation: Nancy Pearcey gives five reasons why intelligent design will win in the end. Design: Two unenthusiastic thumbs down for CMCentral’s new design. It uses …

A La Carte (12/01)

Thursday December 1, 2005 Canadiana: With an election looming here in Canada, Ian points the way to some good political blogs for those interested in the campaigns. Like me, Ian is “very happy to see the Canadian Liberal Party fall on its face.” Like me he probably expects them to be promptly re-elected. Blogspotting: Warren at View From The Pew has joined the discussion about swearing and profanity. “We need to prepare ourselves for the fact that we aren’t always …