A La Carte (10/24)

Wednesday October 24, 2007 Do You Heart Huckabee? My friend Jesse does, and he’s started a site to keep up with everything Huckabee. California Fire Prayer Lydia shares an urgent prayer request from Elyse Fitzpatrick. “She and her family are smack in the middle of the Santa Ana fire zone. Lives and homes are at stake.” More About the Fires Mark Lauterbach is near the evacuation area and is posting updates. Free Music that Saves Lives Matthew Smith is offering …

A La Carte (10/22)

Monday October 22, 2007 The Better Hour From Alex Chediak comes news of an interesting (and potentially lucrative) contest for high schoolers. Willow Creek Repents–Kind of Phil Johnson has some interesting things to say on the unfolding Willow Creek “repentance.” When She Nods Dr. Mohler points to an article that shares some helpful advice about communication with the fairer sex. “Ahhh . . . so when she nods it means something different? This is useful.”

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Being Cast as Predators

Avoiding Kids: How Men Cope With Being Cast as Predators Ted Wallis, a doctor in Austin, Texas, recently came upon a lost child in tears in a mall. His first instinct was to help, but he feared people might consider him a predator. He walked away. ‘Being male,’ he explains, ‘I am guilty until proven innocent.’” As awful as it sounds, I sympathize with this guy. As terrible as it might be to see a young child lost and alone, …

Quote – Dave Harvey on Jane Austen

I am currently reading Dave Harvey’s new book, When Sinners Say “I Do”. The book is just excellent. I’ll provide a review of it shortly, but for now wanted to post a humorous little excerpt I enjoyed: I’m way too masculine to enjoy Jane Austen. Now, I realize that women usually read that as, “I’m not smart enough to get Jane Austen,” and I suppose there may be some truth to that. But even if guys like me don’t get …

A La Carte (3/1)

Wednesday March 1, 2007 Apologetics: James White examines James Cameron’s preface to “The Jesus Family Tomb.” Cameron says things like “At Christmas we celebrate the birth of a man who called to the spark of goodness that exists within all of us, a man who gave the world hope two thousand years ago.” Theology: Phil Johnson discusses superficial understandings of relevance. Politics: An interesting article about the proposed North American Union. I’m not sure how much of this is truth …

A La Carte (11/30)

Thursday November 30, 2006 Church: Benny really needs your help buying him a new jet. Perhaps you should consider skipping Christmas this year to help him out. He is asking for an initial $6 million to help cover the down payment. Television: Here is a new series you’ll all want to watch. “One Punk Under God” features Jay Bakker, son of Jim and Tammy. “Veteran of a troubled adolescence, tattooed and pierced Jay now preaches God’s grace and unconditional love …

Book Review: Flags of our Fathers

War is terrible. It’s an understatement, I know, and something that is almost too obvious to bother saying. Yet the horrors of war can only really be understood, it seems, by those who have been involved in them. In the annals of warfare, few battles have been more brutal than the battle of Iwo Jima. Those who survived this battle were changed forever. James Bradley’s father was one of those survivors. But he was more. He was one of the …

Enslaved

Through the past week or so my wife and I have been working our way through the Extended Editions of the three The Lord of the Rings movies. I had seen Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers many times in the past, but had not yet had opportunity to watch the Extended Edition of The Return of the King. Aileen had seen only the theatrical editions of the first two. Three movies, each clocking in at three and …

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 (02/14)

Tuesday February 14, 2006 Theology: John Divito has finished a series on “Free Grace or Lordship Salvation?” You can find the series index here. Politics: Dennis Swanson (who is in the enviable position of being Librarian at The Master’s Seminary), is writing a series on the Evangelical Climate Initiative. You can read it here. Celebrities: Fox has an interesting article detailing the private chapel Mel Gibson build with the proceeds from The Passion of the Christ. “Mel Gibson made so …