A La Carte (12/29)

Thursday December 29, 2005 Family: Our journey home from Atlanta began at 4:58 AM yesterday morning and ended at 8:02 PM for a travel time of 15 hours and 4 minutes. Not too bad. We were thankful for your prayers, especially as we drove through some very heavy downpours. Du Jour: Dan at RoofGuy posts his mother’s reflections on the death of her husband. “But through it all God has been so good, He has been faithful, He has been …

A La Carte (12/28)

Wednesday December 28, 2005 Sports: GetReligion has an article about Colts’ head coach Tony Dungy, a man of faith whose son took his life last week. Technology: Amazon.com shipped over 108 million orders during the holiday season with 99% of them arriving on time. Incredible. Read the news release here. Americana: Only in America will one visit a Mexican restaurant and find a bean-laden dish on the menu that is called “The Homewrecker.” Not Humor: Going to church on New …

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A La Carte (12/27)

Tuesday December 27, 2005 Media: The American Family Association is asking people to petition NBC over a new show entitled The Book of Daniel. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis. The show also includes lesbians, homosexuals and all the makings of a far-too-typical series. Heretic: Christian Research Service has issued a challenge to the people of Fiji where up to 300,000 people are expected to attend a Benny …

A La Carte (12/26)

Monday December 26, 2005 Boxing Day: Today is Boxing Day in Canada. This means that Canadians are lining up outside the big box electronic stores much the same way as Americans do the day after Thanksgiving, though the sales are usually not nearly as good. Do American stores have sales today? Religion of Peace: A father in Pakistan killed four of his daughters after the eldest married against his wishes. I wonder what religion he could have been part of? …

A La Carte (12/23)

Friday December 23, 2005 Audio: For those interested in the audio series I mentioned in yesterday’s ramblings, you can purchase it here from Sovereign Grace Ministries. Politics: American military chaplains are fighting for their right to pray according to their faith. A petition is being delivered to Washington asking that Christian chaplains be allowed to pray in Jesus’ name. Blogspotting: Justin Taylor shows another interesting link between the Osteens and airlines. Theology: This year’s Alpha & Omega National Conference will …

A La Carte (12/22)

Thursday December 22, 2005 Christmas: Joshua Robinson lists The bottom 10 things about Christmas. Interview: Adrian Warnock interviews Josh Harris about being mentored by C.J. Mahaney. Blogspotting: Fred Butler gets a Pyronamiac-like gratuitous shout-out simply for mentioning my name in his reflection on the first six months of blogging. [Removed]

A La Carte (12/21)

Wednesday December 21, 2005 Family: WebMD tells us that staying married for the sake of the kids may do more harm than good. I suppose that is entirely possible where there is not any type of reconciliation. Blogging: The Philadelphia Inquirer says that “2004 was the year blogs entered the language (so says Merriam-Webster), then 2005 was the year they found their voice.” They go on to detail has blogging has entered the mainstream. Osteen: Joel Osteen’s wife got kicked …

A La Carte (12/20)

Tuesday December 20, 2005Albert Mohler Ethics: Joe Carter and Justin Taylor have teamed up to create a Christian Ethics Symposium on The Truth About Torture. Contributors include Richard John Neuhaus, Albert Mohler and Daniel Heimbach. Du Jour: The Thirsty Theologian discusses the increasing prevelance of homosexuality in films. NFL: Take a look at these stats and tell me that Brett Favre shouldn’t have retired at the end of last season. Great player though he has been, it’s clearly time to …

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 …