A La Carte (06/06)

Tuesday June 6, 2006 Quotes: Darrin Booker has collected a series of death-bed sayings from well-known believers. A favorite: “F.B. Meyer – ‘Read me something from the Bible, something brave and triumphant.’” Terrorism: “The Toronto Star” featured a good editorial on the planned terrorist attacks in Canada. “But modern global jihad is a different animal. It is tearing the world apart. It is picking the fight. It is devouring its own adherents.” Weird: Here is an update on the comical …

A La Carte (06/05)

Monday June 5, 2006 Music: Switchfoot is offering a new, unreleased song for download on their site. They are currently in the studio working on a new album which is scheduled for release this fall. And there was great rejoicing. Weird: On June 1st, 2006, Secret Service agents showed up at the office of Great News Network in Dallas, Texas and demanded their entire stock of $1 million dollar gospel tracts that are produced by Ray Comfort’s ministry, Living Waters. …

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A La Carte (06/02)

Friday June 2, 2006 Family: Russell Moore has a moving post celebrating his son’s birthday. “Five years ago today my oldest son, Benjamin, was born. Five years ago on June 19th my middle son, Timothy, was born. I missed both days…” Du Jour: Rebecca has an update on a tragic story and yet a story of faith. It’s a must-read. Sexuality: Jollyblogger has done the research and has discovered from Scripture that sex is good. “I contend that…Christianity is pro-sex.” …

A La Carte (06/01)

Thursday June 1, 2006 Theology: Mark Dever writes about “undermining the tolerance of egalitarianism. “The core of this blog entry is simply this–>it is my observation that those older than me who are complementarian generally want to downplay this issue, and those younger than me want to lead with it, or at least be very up front about it.” Emergent: Brent Thomas has a helpful summary of Justin Taylor’s speech on the Emerging Church which he delivered at a breakout …

A La Carte (05/31)

Wednesday May 31, 2006 Conference: Adrian has collected a good number of choice quotes from the New Attitude Conference. A personal favorite: “Dwell where the cries of Calvary can be heard.” Conference Bonus: And while we’re on the topic of the New Attitude Conference, Sovereign Grace Ministries has the audio recordings of all of the general sessions for sale in their store. Blogs: The official web site for this year’s GodBlogCon has finally been opened. I am still trying to …

A La Carte (05/30)

Tuesday May 30, 2006 Emergent: Steve Camp chimes in on the Mark Driscoll controversy. His comments and critiques are measured and biblical. LiveBlog: Carolyn McCulley is doing a great job of liveblogging the New Attitude Conference. She is apparently learning a new respect for the art of live-blogging. Quote: “Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.” (Josh Billings) Outrageous: A high school in Texas, after deciding to use a picture of a nickel …

A La Carte (05/29)

Monday May 29, 2006 Books: “Christianity Today” has released their list of Book Award recipients for 2006. I read 120 books last year and did not manage to read a single one of the titles they awarded! So the question is, what have I been reading all this time? Humor: Allan, a commenter at this site, upon learning that John Piper believes he will be greeted in heaven by his dog asks: “I knew a dog that had SEVEN good …

A La Carte (05/26)

Friday May 26, 2006 Modesty: Toby has been writing about a touchy subject. “Well, summer is on it’s way, or perhaps it is here for some parts of the country. And along with the warmer weather comes an issue that has been of concern to me for some time. The issue is… MODESTY.” Mailbag: Yesterday I received the following email: “Let’s beat the [removed] out of our kids–for Jesus! Yeah, that works. The highest divorce rate is in the Bible …

A La Carte (05/25)

Thursday May 25, 2006 Weird: Dignan has learned that Pat Robertson can leg press 2000 pounds. “On Robertson’s website, he is plugging his “Age-Defying” protein shake. And the best part is that his shake enables him to leg press 2,000 lbs!!!” Humor: Joe Carter took on the blogosphere in a long, rambling, humorous post entitled “Royal Rumble in Godblogdom.” “Tim has read more books this year than are in the library at Bob Jones University.” I’m not sure if that …

A La Carte (05/24)

Wednesday May 24, 2006 Technology: Apple and Nike have joined forces to make a shoe that will tell a runner how far and how fast he has run. Theology: Steve Camp has posted part two of Lars Larson’s excellent article dealing with spiritual discernment. Du Jour: Dan Phillips takes a look at an article in the Washington Post dealing with Bart Ehrman and realizes that his faith has been shattered. “To the media, there is only one kind of noble, …