A La Carte (04/05)

Wednesday April 5, 2006 Da Vinci: Alistair Begg agrees that Christians should be prepared to defend against Da Vinci. “Please do not misunderstand me when I tell you how disappointed I am with our featured book this month, The Da Vinci Deception. My problem is not with the book (it’s helpful), nor with the author (Erwin Lutzer is a friend). What disturbs me is the fact that such a book is even necessary.” Logic: David at lingamish is beginning a …

A La Carte (04/04)

Tuesday April 4, 2006 Pornography: Slice of Laodicea reports on Christian Pornography. “A publisher is soliciting descriptions of ‘godly’ passion in the married bed with a special appeal to pastors wives to share their ‘stories’.” Humor: WestJet, Canada’s favorite (and only profitable) airline, has asked customers to contribute to realizing gains in fuel efficiency. “Beginning tomorrow, we ask that every guest aboard a WestJet aircraft assume the inflight winglet position upon takeoff…” Film: Can you picture Paris Hilton playing Mother …

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A La Carte (04/03)

Monday April 3, 2006 Du Jour: Dluxe’s world discusses, among other things, Purpose Driven Pets. “If we are imagining that our longing in heaven will be for Snoogums the Chihuahua, I think we have a problem.” Family: Sovereign Grace’s Family News Extra Online reports on Capt. Hans Kirkman who is serving his family while serving in Iraq. Family Bonus: My little sister shares big news by way of a photograph. This means that all three of the married Challies girls …

A La Carte (03/31)

Friday March 31, 2006 Technology: Dennis Forbes has some interesting analysis of domain names. The long and short of this is that all the good names are long gone! Technology Bonus: Fosfor Gadgets lists the top 10 weirdest keyboards of all-time. I want one of the laser keyboards! Quote: Here is some April Fool’s wisdom from Solomon: “Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, ‘I am only joking!’” Du …

A La Carte (03/30)

Thursday March 30, 2006 Humor: The Museum of Hoaxes counts down the top 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time. A personal favorite is Burger King’s left-handed whopper. Warren: Saddleback Church recently celebrated it’s 20,000 baptism. This is quite an accomplishment, but as many have pointed out, the requirements for baptism are so minimal at Saddleback that baptism has lost a lot of its meaning and importance. Marriage: The Girl Talk girls discuss disappointed hope: “the grief that comes …

A La Carte (03/29)

Wednesday March 29, 2006 Video: Some enterprising soul put a video camera near a bald eagle’s nest on Hornby Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia. You can watch it here. The video is very good quality, though there isn’t a whole lot going on! Book: It seems that Girl Talk, written by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, is available in full online. It is a book that is well worth reading for mothers and daughters. Culture: Al Mohler refers to …

A La Carte (03/28)

Tuesday March 28, 2006 Film: Newsweek discusses the rising popularity of bloody horror films. “Some critics–smart ones like New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, not just nervous Nellies–argue that the trend verges on “torture porn.’” Du Jour: C.J. Mahaney has asked the Together for the Gospel guys two good questions: “What is the gospel? What is the most serious threat to the gospel in the evangelical church today?” Blogging: Rebecca has compiled a lengthy list of blogging resources that you may …

A La Carte (03/26)

Monday March 26, 2006 Humor: Members of the Church of Nazarene of West Palm Beach delivered some old fashioned vigilante justice to a marauding thief. PalmBeachPost reports. Praise: The case against the Afghan Christian, Abdul Rahman, has been dismissed and he is likely to soon go free. Paul, among many others, reports. Afghani Muslims have vowed to kill him regardless, and I don’t think it would be a suprise to learn that he does not survive long after his release. …

A La Carte (03/24)

Friday March 24, 2006 Evangelism: I’m proud of my sister. When she gets an idea into her head, look out! She has gotten the ladies in her neighborhood mobilized! Humor: When the Reformed speak in tonuges. (HT: TulipGirl) Music: Here is a song that I am quite sure will not be winning any songwriting awards. It is “Love Addict” by the band Family Force 5 (from the album Business Up Front, Party In The Back). For some reason the lyrics …

A La Carte (03/23)

Thursday March 23, 2006 Sexuality: The Daily Mail reports that “Children exposed to sex in TV programmes, films, magazines and music are more likely to engage in sexual activity than those who are not, according to research out today.” Is this news? Bible: ESV Blog celebrates the 549th anniversary of the first Bible coming off the printing press at Gutenberg with “a brief tour of major landmarks in Bible printing, starting with the Gutenberg Bible itself.” Humor: If you’ve ever …