February Archive

February 3, 2009

Culture Wars

On Presidents and Saviors…

by Jimmy Hopper

The latest copy of Credenda Agenda arrived in the mail yesterday. One of the first things I look at is the “Cave of Adullam,” a compendium of ridiculous events, and events ridiculing ridiculous events, that occur in our post-modern culture. One of the items in this issue follows: A recent …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 11:14 a.m.
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February 4, 2009

Politics

This About Sums It Up

by Clay Staggs

Following Jimmy’s post yesterday, I thought this was apropos:

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:25 a.m.
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February 6, 2009

Humor

And Now For Something Completely Different…

by Clay Staggs

I never thought I’d post anything from the Ellen DeGeneres show on this blog, but Gladys from Austin is pretty funny. Watch the whole thing…

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 10:21 a.m.
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February 10, 2009

Culture Wars

Academic Shocker:Muslims Not Routinely Lynched in Arab, Alabama

by Clay Staggs

I realize that the South is not exactly the poster child for race relations. That said, it never ceases to amaze me what non-Southerners expect that they will find when they come to the South. Case in point: a Muslim academic, Akbar Ahmed, who teaches at the American University in …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 8:52 a.m.
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February 11, 2009

General Theology

Educational *And* Fun: The Free Will Song

by Tim Lien

The Arminian Doctrine of Free Will as sung by the Joy Quartet.

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:32 a.m.
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February 11, 2009

Books

This Is For You

by Tim Lien

Last year our Session made the decision to participate in the Sacrament of Communion with greater frequency.

Due to the many, many misunderstandings of Communion, the Session charged me with a task: Come up with devotional literature that would be pastoral and educational in this regard, so that our entire …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 11:03 a.m.
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February 11, 2009

Christian Chaff

…And They’ll Look Good Doing It

by Tim Lien

Just when we thought the Left Behind series fad would go the way of WWJD bracelets, a California pastor has decided to apply the shock paddles and continue giving life-support to this American Evangelical obsession with the Apocalypse. Enter Armageddon Now, the comic book.

A news article is here. And …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 11:35 a.m.
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February 11, 2009

Christian Chaff

While we’re on amazing Christian videos…

by Eric Venable

I present to you “The Porpoise Driven Life”

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Posted by Eric Venable at 11:46 a.m.
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February 14, 2009

Culture Wars

OctoMom and Rick Warren

by Tim Lien

New OctoMom, Nadya Suleman, and Rick Warren now have the same agent. They are now both represented by Ambassador Agency, Inc. owned by Wes Yoder. They call themselves a “Christian-based talent agency.”

It’s all here.

An agent, Rick? Really? Has something gone awry in Christendom? Or is this just …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 7:41 p.m.
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February 16, 2009

Education

Hot Cross Disciplines

by Tim Lien

Quotation by Dorothy Sayers: (“A Note on Creative Reading,” from Begin Here)

Pray get rid of the idea that books are each a separate thing, divided from one another and from life. Read each in the light of all the others, especially in light of books of another kind. Try …
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Posted by Tim Lien at 9:05 a.m.
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February 18, 2009

Culture Wars

Western Civilization Officially Doomed

by Clay Staggs

Read and weep.

Rival iPhone Developers Bicker Over ‘Pull My Finger’”

Not just bicker, but - naturally - file a federal lawsuit.

Sigh.

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:11 a.m.
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February 19, 2009

Culture Wars

Bailouts - no end in sight

by Peggy Drinkard

I don’t know much about the science of economics, but I do know that when money is spent somewhere it has to come from somewhere else. When I see that President Obama is now going to help people who may be facing foreclosure on their homes, I know that …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 1:20 p.m.
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February 28, 2009

Politics

Hey Peggy, You Need This Bumper Sticker

by Clay Staggs

This is pretty apropos of your last post, don’t you think?

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Direct your orders to the Tennessee GOP.

HT: Powerline

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 11:28 a.m.
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