A La Carte (11/20)

Tuesday November 20, 2007 Phillip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass” Several people have expressed concern to me about the upcoming film “The Golden Compass.” A couple of years ago IV Press published a book that may be of interest: “Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, His Dark Materials.” Reformed Baptist Academic Press Reformed Baptist Academic Press has just launched a new web site and is introducing two new books. How to Mark a Book “Thoughts on the Way” has …

A La Carte (7/19)

Thursday July 19, 2007 Books: The NY Times has an early review of the new Harry Potter. “With each installment, the Potter series has grown increasingly dark, and this volume … is no exception.” “Ms. Rowling has fitted together the jigsaw puzzle pieces of this long undertaking with Dickensian ingenuity and ardor.” Politics: Obama says “sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is ‘age-appropriate,’ is ‘the right thing to do.’” Humor: Pecadillo shares a strange story and shows that …

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A La Carte (02/08)

Wednesday February 8, 2006 Weird: A British movie fan has asked permission to view The Chronicles of Narnia in the theatre while dressed in a wardrobe costume. As if the British aren’t already eccentric enough! Discussion: In case you’ve lost track, there is some very interesting discussion happening in this post. I had no idea that a simple book review would cause so many people to say so much! Technology: Justin Taylor mentions the latest bit of technology, the new …

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 …

A La Carte (01/16)

Monday January 16, 2006 Wow: A dollhouse maker has created quite an amazing replica of Bag End, the home of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. Emergent: Ed Stetzer writes an article entitled “Understanding The Emerging Church.” He covers it under three headings: Relevants, Reconstructionists, Revisionists. Quote: “Many nonbelievers know only two kinds of Christians: those who speak the truth without grace and those who are very nice but never share the truth. What they need to see is a third type …

How To Study The Bible

As Christians we believe that the Bible is the word of God. We believe it is, as it says of itself, “living and breathing, sharper than a two-edged sword.” We believe that the Bible is the greatest revelation of God – despite the incredible beauty of nature, it pales in comparison to what we find in the Scriptures. Only in the Scriptures do we have the very words of life. It is strange, then, that so many Christians have such …

Sunday Ramblings

Sometimes I write Sunday reflections. When I got as little sleep as I did last night I’m sure I am capable of doing no more than ramblings. Abby, still recovering from her surgery, had a bit of a rough night last night and kept us awake for quite a while. I’m not sure if it was surgery-related or if she just had a bad night. Generally she is doing well, though, apart from a small infection which we are now …