A La Carte (04/25)

Tuesday April 25, 2006 Poetry: The Bible Bard, having read an article I linked to in one of last week’s A La Carte editions, thought about carbon monoxide and came up with the following limerick. Publishing: Thomas Nelson has a new imprint called NakedInk. Their first book will be called “The Hot Mom’s Handbook: Blondes Moms Have More Fun!” Ligon Duncan asks “What would Thomas Nelson think?” Ministry: Everyone’s favorite Reformed research site, Monergism.com has begun fundraising to allow it …

A La Carte (04/24)

Monday April 24, 2006 Film: Early reviews of the upcoming film United 93 are beginning to trickle in. Mary Katherine Ham posted one such review at Hugh Hewitt’s site. “I’m not gonna lie. It wasn’t easy to watch. But I’m glad I watched it.” Military: Canada suffered its worst military tragedy since the Korean War, losing four soldiers in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan. Politics: The Washington Post reports on the age-old American battle plan for the invasion of Canada. …

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A La Carte (04/21)

Friday April 21, 2006 Culture: Ann Coulter takes a devastating swing at our culture. “However the Duke lacrosse rape case turns out, one lesson that absolutely will not be learned is this: You can severely reduce your chances of having a false accusation of rape leveled against you if you don’t hire strange women to come to your house and take their clothes off for money. “ Theology: Rick Phillips at Reformation21 shares a great metaphor in a post entitled …

A La Carte (04/20)

Thursday April 20, 2006 Theology: Brandon Porter struggles with the practical application of a few verses from 1 Corinthians 12. “This is a very real issue that we need to get right. Paul has people in mind here, not just parts of a body that make up a nice analogy.” Humor: Yahoo has a neat little story about a man who decided to see just how far he could get by “trading up.” He began with a paper clip and …

A La Carte (04/19)

Wednesday April 19, 2006 Theology: David Field manages to encapsulate the 5 points of Calvinism in the form of a limerick. For other Bible-based limericks, check out the Bible Bus. Conference: Timmy, who has organized the Band of Bloggers meeting prior to the Together for the Gospel conference, has added a post to his site telling you how you can submit questions to the panel. Utility: If you are one of those people who lost marks on college-level essays due …

A La Carte (04/17)

Tuesday April 17, 2006 Politics: Arizona candidate for governor, Len Munsil (who blogs at lenmunsil.com) points to an article detailing Dick Cheney’s tax situation and says, “If Cheney walked on water, the headline would be ‘Cheney can’t swim.’” Cheney donated almost 80% of his income in 2005. Bible: ESV Blog points to an article from the Chicago Sun-Times which discusses various Bible translations available to us these days. Technology: Internet guru Jakob Nielsen, who backs up his beliefs with a …

A La Carte (04/16)

Monday April 16, 2006 Site: Over the weekend I moved my site to a new server. I hope and trust that this server will prove more stable than the last and that we’ll all enjoy more problem-free reading and writing! Nature: This could also have been filed under “humor.” Take a look at the rabbit tracks and note how and where they end. Entertainment: Following the unexpected success of poker on television, producers have been looking for the next big …

A La Carte (04/14)

Friday April 14, 2006 Easter: Rumor has it that Americans do not enjoy Good Friday as a holiday. That is tragic. Almost all Canadians have the day off work, myself included. I suppose that taking the day off in the US of A would conflict with the separation of church and state. Deal: Jacob Hantla alerted me to a good deal for anyone who uses Logos software. “Bob Pritchett, the founder of Libronix (logos.com), has a great freebie to boost …

A La Carte (04/13)

Thursday April 13, 2006 Web: William Dicks points out that Google is hosting a blog that promotes ‘boy love’–sexual relationships between men and adolescents. He recommends urging Google to drop the site. Music: The Thirsty Theologian has written a song. A really bad song. But he points to a post by Libbie that contains a song that is far, far worse. It could be one of the most meaningless worship songs I’ve ever read. The chorus is, “Wash over me, …

A La Carte (04/12)

Wednesday April 12, 2006 Music: Here is a song that, if you listen to it, will be playing in your head all day (whether you want it to or not…and you probably don’t). Family: Dr. Mohler discusses a rather shocking new book. “When that discernment evaporates, desire is all that remains. When such a desire emerges, someone will move to exploit that desire in order to make a profit.” Easter: J.D. Wetterling hits another home run with his post on …