A La Carte (02/03)

Friday February 3, 2006 Giveaway: Monergismbooks is giving away a Premium ESV Calfskin Bible. That’s calfskin – they killed baby cows to make this Bible, and it can be yours! Film: The success of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has paved the way for a second Narnia film. “The second film will find the Pevensie children returning to the magical land of Narnia to help Prince Caspian…” Canoe reports. Islam: Muslims around the world are up in arms …

Saturday Ramblings (and Various Requests for Help)

Here is another one of these rambling articles that allows me to cover a wide range of territory in one fell swoop. Incidentally, the phrase “one fell swoop” seems to have originated with Shakespeare in his play Macbeth. Macduff, having just heard of the murder of his family, says: All my pretty ones? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam At one fell swoop? The word “fell” refers to ferocity or evil. …

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Desiring God Conference – Session Seven

At lunch time today Doug and I had lunch with Adam (aka Ochuk) who lives nearby. It was great to eat with him (and witness Adam eating his first-ever Big Mac). Ochuk is every bit as well-read and intelligent as one would assume from reading his web site. At dinner we ate with Jack, a new friend, who is a reader of this site. Jack shared with us about his wife, whom he recently lost after an incredible fifty-seven years …

A Quick and Captivating Contest – Wrapup

On Monday I announced “A Quick and Captivating Contest.” This was a short and silly contest to see who could correctly guess the number of movies mentioned in John and Stasi Eldredge’s new book Captivating. Eldredge’s love for movies and his reliance on them as a teaching tool is well-documented and is a critique often used against his books. Those who are troubled by his references to movies will find more grounds for concern in this book. Many readers decided …

Are…You…Ready, Ready, READY?!?

I was doing my morning rounds of the Internet and came across an article at Pastors.com, a site run by Rick Warren as a resource to, you guessed it, pastors (He seems to resource them by strongarming them into purchasing endless amounts of his sermons, his books and so on). The article is part of Warren’s weekly “Ministry Toolbox” and in this particular article he is writing about nationwide conference calls he is hosting to discuss his 40 Days of …