A La Carte (02/06)

Monday February 6, 2006 Superbowl: It wasn’t a bad Superbowl, as these things go. But I’ve got to say – that was the absolute worst rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” I have ever heard. I’d rather hear a pop starlet just sing it normally than have more artistic types take the liberties those folks did. It was terrible! If you want to know about the actual game, you can read Doug’s comments. Review: LJ Smith, who blogs at “A …

A La Carte (02/02)

Thursday February 2, 2006 Giveaway: Monergismbooks is giving away a Premium ESV Calfskin Bible. That’s calfskin – they killed baby cows to make this Bible, and it can be yours! Du Jour: Ron Gleason posted a great little article to his blog a couple of days ago stressing the importance of letting boys be boys. I couldn’t agree more! Theology: Gary Gilley has posted the fourth installment in his series “God’s Will, Lost or Found.” Technology: ESV Blog offers an …

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A La Carte (02/03)

Friday February 3, 2006 Giveaway: Monergismbooks is giving away a Premium ESV Calfskin Bible. That’s calfskin – they killed baby cows to make this Bible, and it can be yours! Film: The success of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has paved the way for a second Narnia film. “The second film will find the Pevensie children returning to the magical land of Narnia to help Prince Caspian…” Canoe reports. Islam: Muslims around the world are up in arms …

A La Carte (02/01)

Wednesday February 1, 2006 Humor: CBC reports that two guys in Nova Scotia messed with the wrong girl. “The teenager, fully trained in the 2,500-year-old martial art of jujitsu…” You know the rest! Emergent: Paul shares that “Tyndale Seminary here in Toronto is hosting a conference on the emerging church.” He says, “I think pastors in particular need to wake up and realize this is not going away fast. Best to do some investigation and prepare to deal with its …

A La Carte (01/31)

Tuesday January 31, 2006 Conference: Justin Taylor has posted the topics and list of speakers for this year’s Desiring God National Conference. I am planning on liveblogging the event again this year. Theology: Randy Alcorn has decided to weigh in on the whole End of the Spear controversy. He has sought to bring biblical reconciliation between the parties. Review: Mike went to see The End of the Spear and shares some thoughts about it. “I will say that it was …

A La Carte (01/30)

Monday January 30, 2006 Review: Reformation21 has a review of Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. While suggesting that Bell was well-intentioned, the reviewer says this, “is not a healthy book and the emergent church movement it belongs to is not a healthy movement.” Theology: Andrew of “Faith & Practice” asks Is John MacArthur a Fundamentalist? Blogspotting: Rebecca, in her ongoing quest to get organizes, provides proof that she is not Tim Challies. Yeah, that Tim Challies. Du Jour: Tim Irvin …

A La Carte (01/27)

Friday January 27, 2006 Politics: Ron Gleason discusses illegal immigration. “I would also like to reach my fellow-countrymen and convince them that illegal immigration is one of the highest priority items for our national security. Our attitudes towards it defy common sense and reasonableness. You have to wonder if it’s actually going to take another devastating strike by terrorists against our country before we will come to our senses.” Reading: Al Mohler posts some thoughts on the reading of books. …

A La Carte (01/26)

Thursday January 26, 2005 Politics: A member of the Conservative Party who narrowly lost in Monday’s election claims there were voting irregularities. Oh boy. “We feel the election was stolen,” he said. “We’re going to be appealing…” Blogging: My friend David (aka The Thirsty Theologian) has moved to a new stomping ground. You can now find his blog at thirstytheologian.com. Theology: The new issue of Reformation21 has been posted. The topic this month is, once again, peraching. Justin Taylor has …

A La Carte (01/25)

Wednesday January 25, 2005 Design: Mike Bryant (known in the forums around here as mikbry24) has a new blog which was designed by yours truly. Take a look deep inside the The Mind of Mike. Blogging: Phil Johnson has now retired from blogging. Sort of. He has decided to begin a sort of group blog. As if one Centuri0n presence on the web isn’t enough! Still, at least we can still look forward to the occasional post from Phil. Canadiana: …

A La Carte (01/24)

Tuesday January 24, 2005 Culture: My friend Rick Pearcey published a good article last week entitled O’Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War. Canadiana: After 13 years Canadians finally dethroned the Liberal Party. The Conservative Party, led by Stephen Harper, has been elected to a minority government. Many Canadians, especially Christians, have high hopes for this government. Review: Shane Walker of 9Marks Ministries has an excellent review of Donald Miller’s mega-seller Blue Like Jazz. “Likely, right now someone in your church …