A La Carte (11/24)

Thursday November 24, 2005 Humor: Check out the Nicosphere 3000, a revolutionary “discreet smoking system.” Parenting: Yahoo News reports that spanking children fuels aggression and anxiety. Solomon, on the other hand, tells us that sparing the rod will spoil the child. Music A variety of Christian artists are working together to create a Tribute album for Wes King who is recovering from cancer. Among the artists performing are Downhere, Derek Webb, Phil Keaggy and The Kry. Holiday: 2005’s busiest shopping …

A La Carte (11/23)

Wednesday November 23, 3005 Cool: Petra’s final album, Petra: Farewell was released yesterday. Why not celebrate with some Petra wallpaper or, of course, by buying the album (it’s good!). Du Jour: ESV Blog points out a way of memorizing Scripture through song. Mark Altrogge is a pastor in Indiana who sets Bible verses to music. Read more here. Blogspotting: Adrian has some valuable words of advice for those who, like me, are desperate to have a mentor. Technology As if …

Become a Patron

A La Carte (11/22)

Tuesday November 22, 2005 Bible: New from Broadman & Holman is the Light Speed Study Bible which promises to help busy people to speed read the whole book just 24 hours. Now if we could just speed sing, pray and meditate… Blogspotting: Frank Turk (aka Centuri0n) has decided to do what I did not: dissect my interview with Derek Webb. He begins the series here. Blogspotting Bonus: Ian, a local guy that I’ve yet to meet, writes about some of …

A La Carte (11/21)

Monday November 21, 2005 Giveaway: Carla is giving away something (anything) from her Scripscenes store. Click here to read the rules and to enter. Cool: A church built entirely of Lego blocks seats 1372. Jollyblogger has the story with pictures. Cool Bonus: My wife sells CD racks and fireplaces on eBay. I cannot believe how popular these fireplaces are – they are ventless fireplaces that burn little cans of fuel and they seem to be all the rage this year. …

A La Carte (10/18)

Friday November 18, 2005 New Blog: There is a new kid on the block. iWestminster is a blog dedicated to a study of Westminster Confession of Faith. The template was made by yours truly. Du Jour: Justin Taylor is writing a multi-part series in which he tries to define the Emerging Church. The articles are all short and quite accessible, so if you’re still in the dark about all things Emergent, this should get you up to speed. Blogspotting: Jacob …

A La Carte (11/17)

Thursday November 17, 2005 Gadget: InstaVerse looks like an interesting little browser plugin that will let you instantly see the actual Bible text for scripture references. Just point your mouse at a Scripture reference and the text pops up in your preferred translation! Du Jour: I was quite taken with Amy’s article about “Why I like the garden.” “Why is it important that children make the connection between food and work? Because I want my children to accomplish all that …

A La Carte (11/16)

Wednesday November 16, 2005 RIP: Adrian Rogers, longtime Bellevue pastor and leader in Conservative Resurgence, died yesterday at the age of 74. BPNews reports. Community: Carla wonders if she should have offered a ride to a rather downtrodden looking hitchhiker. She is looking for input. “I wished last night, that we lived in a world where it was not only okay, but expected of strangers, to stop and help another man or woman, who needed help.” Humor: Rick over at …

A La Carte (11/15)

Tuesday November 15, 2005 Spiritual Hygiene: Noel has an excellent idea of what to do with The Outdoor Bible. “If I win, I plan on taping its pages on the wall in my shower or making a shower-curtain out of them.” You can, of course, win the Bible right here. Du Jour: Ingrid compares the final sermons of two young pastors, Robert Murray M’Cheyne (who died at age 30) and Kyle Lake (who died at age 33). Read it here. …

A La Carte (11/14)

Monday November 14, 2005 Du Jour: Maryanne reminds us “that hospitality is opening yourself up to people WHEN they arrive, not when you might plan to have them arrive.” There is a big difference! Archaeology: Archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath have unearthed a shard of pottery bearing an inscription of the Philistine’s name, a find they claimed lends historical credence to the Bible’s tale of David’s battle with the giant. Read more. Contemplative: This article from …

A La Carte (11/11)

Friday November 11, 2005 Du Jour: Kirk Wellum, a pastor who lives nearby (in Ancaster, where I grew up) has a thought-provoking little article entitled Al Qaeda “Takes Responsibility”. Community Blog: Ron Gleason posts Part 2 of his series “Postmodernism & the Modern Church.” Weird: Apparently upside-down Christmas trees are all the rage this year. Read about them at Foxnews. My opinion is that at least it’s better to have an upside down Christmas tree than an upside down cross. …