A La Carte (12/19)

Monday December 19, 2005 Prayer: Author and professor Don Whitney has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be undergoing surgery on December 20 (4 PM EST). Please keep Don and his family in your prayers. He is likely to be in hospital for 4 to 7 days. Updates on his condition should be posted on an ongoing basis at biblicalspirituality.org. Purpose: Critical Issues Commentary has provided A Berean’s Discernment Tool for The Purpose Driven Life. Christmas: Justin Taylor debunks …

A La Carte (12/16)

Friday December 16, 2005 Du Jour: My new friend Paul has a thought-provoking article that calls for ” No More Youth Pastors!” Despite the title, it is not meant to discourage those in youth ministry. Du Jour Bonus: Heartcry Journal features a letter written by “Kenny” who cries out to pastors with “a broken heart and desperation for God.” Humor: This will bend your brain. And to allay your concerns, this is not one of those sites that catches you …

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A La Carte (12/15)

Thursday December 15, 2005 Entertainment: Hollywood has gone gay, according to FoxNews. This year’s Oscar favorites are dominated by films dealing with (and glorifying) homosexuality. Canadiana: The Liberal Party is slipping in the polls against the Conservatives. Here’s hoping they fall flat on their faces. For those interested in Canadian politics, here’s a little video an old friend of mine put together. Du Jour: Dan at Cerulean Sanctum has been working on an interesting series entitled ” The Hidden Messages …

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 …

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 …