A La Carte (12/06)

Tuesday December 6, 2005 Narnia: “Narnia represents everything that is most hateful about religion,” says a writer for The Guardian. I take this as a good sign. If the producers have been true to the story it should be offensive! Christmas Megachurches across the US have cancelled their Christmas Day services (presumably due primarily to a lack of interest). Are your church doors open on Christmas morning? Du Jour: Paul at kerux noemata discusses our culture’s increasing ability and desire …

A La Carte (12/05)

Monday December 5, 2005 Blogspotting: The Thirsty Theologian wished me well on my birthday by posting a rather hilarious photo. Du Jour: Keith at The Christian Mind has an excellent article entitled IM One Another in which he reflects on communication technology. “Painfully aware that there is something wrong with us, we try in vain to cover our nakedness with electronic fig leaves.” Humor: Josh Harris is jealous of me. I guess he must have read this article! Birthday: My …

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A La Carte (12/02)

Friday December 2, 2005 Du Jour: JD Wetterling writes a challenging Confessional Book Review. It is a review of CJ Mahaney’s book Humility and a confession of his own pride. It is just an excellent post. Humor: Marc at Purgatorio hits a home run with his latest photo essay, ” You Might Be Emerging If…” Creation: Nancy Pearcey gives five reasons why intelligent design will win in the end. Design: Two unenthusiastic thumbs down for CMCentral’s new design. It uses …

A La Carte (12/01)

Thursday December 1, 2005 Canadiana: With an election looming here in Canada, Ian points the way to some good political blogs for those interested in the campaigns. Like me, Ian is “very happy to see the Canadian Liberal Party fall on its face.” Like me he probably expects them to be promptly re-elected. Blogspotting: Warren at View From The Pew has joined the discussion about swearing and profanity. “We need to prepare ourselves for the fact that we aren’t always …

A La Carte (11/30)

Wednesday November 30, 2005 Politics: WorldNetDaily is reporting that Swedish pastor Ake Green has been acquitted of hate crime charges after condemning homosexuality. Du Jour: Jacob Hantla, borrowing from Tim Irvin’s article which I posted the other day, lists blogs he feels are “consistently godlike in their tone, manner, and content.” I am flattered that this site made the list. Community Blog: Ochuk posts a rather transparent and even controversial article in the Community Blog in which he reflects on …

A La Carte (11/29)

Tuesday November 29, 2005 Gift: Looking for a unique gift for that special woman in your life? Or how about special Christmas cards? Why not consider handmade pressed flower cards? Visit Elizabeth’s Flowers. Theology: For the benefit of cessationists Ryan Jones shares what a Reformed Charismatic church service looks like. It’s the five solas with a prophecy mic! Christmas: Liz Curtis Higgs writes shares “how this mall-impaired woman handles the holidays.” Blogspotting: Chris Giammona comments on Rick Warren: Three Primary …

A La Carte (11/28)

Monday November 28, 2005 Du Jour: Laura writes about blogging the ninth commandment. “So one of the challenges to blogging to the glory of God, if you will (and you’d better), is applying, among others, the 9th commandment.” Worship: “Evangelicals have become exceedingly passive in their worship. Feebleminded lyrics and imaginary conceptions of God are plaguing the church.” So writes Marco over at Reformation Theology. Spurgeon: Joe Loughery who writes at Potter’s Clay provides a chilling warning from Charles Spurgeon. …

A La Carte (11/25)

Friday November 25, 2005 Du Jour: Tim Irvin writes about “The Soap Opera Called ‘Blogging’” “The goal of blogging seems to have turned from posting something of practical benefit and edification…to posting something that attracts the most response and attention from readers.” Du Jour Bonus: Steve Camp writes about Brian McLaren’s reinvention of Calvinism. If memory serves me correctly, I believe this article was first posted about a year ago. It is well worth reading. Humor: Let Them Sing it …

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 …