A La Carte (08/01)

Tuesday August 8, 2006 Weird: From an email list I’m part of comes a story of a town that has a population of 19,000, but 51 churches and other religious institutions. “Stafford, population 19,227, is the largest city in Texas without a property tax…” Purity: Josh Harris is continuing to blog his way through a brief seven-part series on resisting internet pornography. Family: In the most recent edition of the “Journal of Modern Ministry,” Lance Quinn wrote an excellent article …

A La Carte (07/31)

Monday July 31, 2006 Weird: At the risk of sounding like a gossip page, I’ll mention this strange story of Mel Gibson being picked up for drunk driving and then launching into an anti-semitic tirade that blamed the Jews for all the wars in the world. End Times: Tim LaHaye, author of the “Left Behind” series, explains to “Newsweek” why he believes the conflict in the Middle East is a sign of the End Times and that Christ will return …

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A La Carte (07/28)

Friday July 28, 2006 Blog: Desiring God has begun a blog promoting the upcoming 2006 National Conference. You can visit it at natcon2006.wordpress.com/. The twofold purpose of the blog is: “To inform readers of news and information related to the conference and to introduce the speakers and subject matter of the conference prior to the event so that attendees can prepare their hearts and minds in anticipation of the event itself.” Blogspotting: Hillbilly Calvinist began his new blog yesterday after …

A La Carte (07/27)

Thursday July 27, 2006 Humor: A prison inmate in New York is being charged after making bomb and anthrax threats. Sadly, he did so in his own name and with his own prisoner number. CNN reports on a not-so-great criminal mind. Family: Crystal at Biblical Womanhood has some good thoughts on recapturing the nobility of the home. “Home has lost its noble place in society so much so that people can’t imagine what there is to do there all day …

A La Carte (07/26)

Wednesday July 26, 2006 Blog: Two days after I wrote about encouragement, my biggest little sister experiences just such a moment. It’s a great story. Weird: Someone sent me a link to a new online finger meditation tool. You got it! It’s a mini labyrinth courtesy of Grace Cathedral, a Lutheran church in San Francisco. Alcohol: The Thirsty Theologian continues his excellent and widely-lined series on alcohol. He is the flavor of the week in the Christian blogosphere! “In this …

A La Carte (07/25)

Tuesday July 25, 2006 Theology: Justin Taylor has compiled a list of an excellent series written by Thabiti Anyabwile (no, I don’t know how to pronounce it either and no, my spell checker doesn’t recognize it) entitled “Things I Learned While at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.” Church: Meanwhile, in another corner of the blogosphere, Jollyblogger is compiling links dealing with the feminization of the church. And, as a bonus, he is offering some of his own comments. Bible: Rick has …

A La Carte (07/24)

Monday July 24, 2006 Law: The Harris brothers are discussing Abraham Cherrix, a young man with Hodgkin’s Disease who wants to attempt natrual treatment but is being forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy. Theology: BPNews has an article about Dr. Sam Waldron and his contention that the New Perspective on Paul corrupts the heart of the gospel. “The ‘New Perspective’ on the apostle Paul’s teaching about salvation has far more in common with the doctrines of the Roman Catholic …

A La Carte (07/21)

Friday July 21, 2006 Film: I don’t get out to the movies very often, but may make an exception for “World Trade Center.” Cal Thomas has declared it a world class movie, saying “Whatever one thinks of Oliver Stone, the man knows how to make movies. This is one of his best. It deserves an Oscar in so many categories.” Missions: Ligon Duncan has an interesting post in which he relays information about professions of faith in the missions field. …

A La Carte (07/20)

Thursday July 20, 2006 Creation: Over at her very pretty “Sprittibee” blog, Sprittibee has taken on the subject of creation and evolution and this has (as we might expect) generated some buzz. (Buzz, get it?). You can check it out here. Conference: Bob Kauflin has listed his “Top Ten Reasons to Register Now for the WorshipGod06 Conference.” Coming in at number 4 is “Christian blogger extraordinaire Tim Challies will be live-blogging the conference. Although Tim would confess he’s not a …

A La Carte (07/19)

Wednesday July 19, 2006 Church: “Understand the Times” has a lengthy article explaining why Calvary Chapels have decided to pull Purpose Driven materials from Calvary Distribution. Culture: Derek Thomas at Reformation21 writes about a British clergyman who kissed a young girl on the cheek. “The deed was done in a public setting when the child, who had struggled in a mathematics class, had done well. The 58 year-old clergyman was accused by politically correct social workers of ‘inappropriate touching’ and …