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 …

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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 …

A La Carte (11/30)

Wednesday November 30, 2005 Politics: WorldNetDaily is reporting that Swedish pastor Ake Green has been acquitted of hate crime charges after condemning homosexuality. Du Jour: Jacob Hantla, borrowing from Tim Irvin’s article which I posted the other day, lists blogs he feels are “consistently godlike in their tone, manner, and content.” I am flattered that this site made the list. Community Blog: Ochuk posts a rather transparent and even controversial article in the Community Blog in which he reflects on …

A La Carte (11/29)

Tuesday November 29, 2005 Gift: Looking for a unique gift for that special woman in your life? Or how about special Christmas cards? Why not consider handmade pressed flower cards? Visit Elizabeth’s Flowers. Theology: For the benefit of cessationists Ryan Jones shares what a Reformed Charismatic church service looks like. It’s the five solas with a prophecy mic! Christmas: Liz Curtis Higgs writes shares “how this mall-impaired woman handles the holidays.” Blogspotting: Chris Giammona comments on Rick Warren: Three Primary …

A La Carte (11/28)

Monday November 28, 2005 Du Jour: Laura writes about blogging the ninth commandment. “So one of the challenges to blogging to the glory of God, if you will (and you’d better), is applying, among others, the 9th commandment.” Worship: “Evangelicals have become exceedingly passive in their worship. Feebleminded lyrics and imaginary conceptions of God are plaguing the church.” So writes Marco over at Reformation Theology. Spurgeon: Joe Loughery who writes at Potter’s Clay provides a chilling warning from Charles Spurgeon. …