A La Carte (06/22)

Thursday June 22, 2006 Review: Kevin Cawley has a good review (G-rated) of Mark Driscoll’s “Confessions of a Reformission Rev.” He softballs the issue of crudeness (and seems to blame the buzz about that issue on Fundies), but still concludes that “Mark’s approach often appears to be the opposite of judicious.” Music: Bob Kauflin posted some information about the upcoming “Valley of Vision” CD and even included some sound clips and a trailer. Check it out! Church: JollyBlogger points out …

A La Carte (06/21)

Wednesday June 21, 2006 Technology: A 14-year old girl is suing MySpace.com for $30 million after a man she met online through that service sexually assaulted her. Fox says that she claims “it does not take sufficient steps to protect underage members.” How about suing her parents for not providing adequate supervision? Bible: The ESV, clearly seeking to provide a Bible for every possible contingency, has released the Journalling Bible which features wide, ruled margins that have almost 2 inches …

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A La Carte (06/20)

Tuesday June 20, 2006 Lethargy: I apologize that there was no A La Carte yesterday. My parents decided to swing by for a weekend visit and since I only see them a few times a year, I thought it would be best to spend as much time with them as possible. Having done so, I am confident that I made the right decision. Politics: The Thirsty Theologian, who has been known to quench his thirst with beverages a little more …

A La Carte (06/16)

Friday June 16, 2006 Theology: Doxa Digital Press has released all 4 issues of the Founders Journal 2003 for free download from their web site. They have several other good, free resources as well. More Theology: Granted Ministries is a site I just discovered that “consists primarily of sermons that are available for purchase or free download.” It has lots (and lots!) of valuable resoureces to offer you. Video: There is an amazing video at Google Videos showing the Australian …

A La Carte (06/15)

Thursday June 15, 2006 Review: Gary Gilley, my favorite book reviewer, has a good review of Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus.” “This in essence is the gospel of the emergent movement: if enough of us become missional we can make this world a better place. What a sad substitute for the gospel message as found in Scripture.” Politics: Mark Steyn must be a brave man to print an article like this on in Canada’s foremost news magazine. “The …

A La Carte (06/14)

Wednesday June 14, 2006 Video: Lisa Nunley has linked to two videos showing some sad, pathetic clips taken from the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Click and see “Why Jan Crouch wants Your Grandmother’s Grocery Money…” Click and wonder how people can continue to watch this circus! Technology: Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has officially discouraged people from using his site for serious academic study. This follows many examples of the site’s inaccuracies. It is still a helpful guide as long …

A La Carte (06/13)

Tuesday June 13, 2006 Debate: Al Mohler and Paige Patterson had a not-debate yesterday morning on the subject of Calvinism. Pure Church has a good blow-by-blow account of what sounds like an edifying discussion. Conference: The big Southern Baptist Convention is happening this week and my buddy Scott Lamb has decided to liveblog it. You can read his updates here. Du Jour: C.J. Mahaney has added his thoughts to an interesting discussion of the importance of complementarianism in maintaining the …

A La Carte (06/12)

Monday June 12, 2006 Terror: Jonah Goldberg, writing for “National Review Online” blasts Canada (quite fairly, I thought) in an article called “The Price of Nice: Canada Learns.” Read it here. Film: Pixar/Disney’s latest film “Cars” has been released (to rather flat reviews). Apple has posted the trailer for the next Pixar film, “Ratatouille” which will be released next summer. Communication: “The Tennessean” has an interesting article on differing body language from around the world. Apparently America’s ‘OK’ signal will …

A La Carte (06/09)

Friday June 9, 2006 Book: Don Whitney has just published a new booklet entitled “Family Worship.” It is endorsed by Al Mohler and Tedd Tripp. “‘Family Worship’ surveys the biblical teaching on family worship, demonstrates how our heroes throughout church history have practiced it, and then gives fathers/husbands the simple, specific, practical how-to’s of family worship.” You can order it here for only a few dollars. Quote: Darrin Booker has another set of the dying words of believers. “Joseph Alleine …

A La Carte (06/08)

Thursday June 8, 2006 Quote: Overheard tonight in a conversation between my kids. “No! My imaginary eagle can lay 50,000 eggs a day. Yours can only lay 40,000!” “I’m Telling! Daaaaaaad!” Quote Bonus: David Daniell explaining why William Tyndale could not have had his Bible printed in England: “The thought of Caxton printing a version of the Wyclif Bible, parallel to the process that happened in every continental country in the years he was working in London, is like trying …