Monday, October 22, 2007

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

I had to put my thinking cap on to see the connections, but read the rationale of the rhetorical question: Could Craigslist be unintentionally HELPING prolong the war in Iraq?

Al Gore created waves in blog world by winning the Nobel Prize. Yet, one of the most famous peace advocates/activists never won it. Read about Gahdhi and why he never won the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been the very man to be selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why?"

Read about Radio Disney's censorship of "God" from the advertisements for the movie, "The Ten Commandments" (HT Shock). What's next, a Christmas movie without reference to Jesus?
"Radio Disney was to broadcast a radio spot for Promenade Pictures, makers of the film "The Ten Commandments," but the company sent an e-mail earlier this month instructing that the phrase "chosen by God" be stripped from the script."

Read these 10 Fast Fixes When You Need Instant First Aid.
5. You have a nosebleed.
Don’t put your head between your knees or tip your head back. The latter is especially bad because you can breathe the blood into your lungs or get it in your stomach and vomit. Press the fleshy part of your nose, and not the part where your glasses sit — lower than that — as if you are trying to stop a bad smell. Now — and this is the important part — press firmly for a complete 10 minutes by the clock. People don’t do that, they let up every three seconds to see if it stopped. Ten minutes!

Read as Mark Driscoll speaks to the epidemic of Cell Sin.
"I know in years past I too have been guilty of these same digital sins against God, my family, and my own well-being. Now that I see it as a sin that destroys silence, solitude, fellowship, prayerful listening, and meaningfully and attentive friendship, I am deeply convicted that there is a new spiritual discipline of fasting from technology to be mastered."

Lionel Woods at Black and Reformed autobiographically admonishes us to keep watch over what we say AND hear.

Read about one more reason Rowling has "come out" with for some to not like her Harry Potter books.
"Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay."

J.P. Moreland criticizes the media for what they will and will not show with regard to the graphic and/or violent: Michael Vick, Dog Fighting and Media Hypocrisy (HT Denny Burk).
“Why won’t the media show pictures or video of abortions and aborted babies when they show the carnage of the Iraq war and the hideous dog fighting surrounding Michael Vick? Answer: It’s pure hypocrisy. The media is overwhelmingly secular and pro-abortion. The widespread use of ultra-sound pictures during pregnancy is decreasing the number of abortions. Similarly, if people were given the chance to view an abortion or its results on television, much of the abortion debate would be over. Media folk who get the importance of viewing graphic violence (dog fighting, brutality in war) to expose the real evil of certain acts and who won’t defend this right for abortion are hypocrites. It’s that simple.

What's in your cereal bowl? Scope out this breakfast cereal comparison. Included are cheers for best cereals and jeers for the worst ones. There's also a sortable chart.
Of course, not all breakfast cereal is equal. Despite coming in similar sized boxes, with similar shaped pieces, for similar priced prices, there are quite a few differences between most cereals. Some claim to be high in whole grains and fiber, to be a good source of vitamins and minerals, and to be good for your heart and cholesterol. Others however just want you to see their "wacky" cartoon characters and "fun" shapes and colors. Even still, the biggest differences lie not on the front of the cereal boxes, but rather on the back. It is there, my friends, where the important differences can be found.

Read thoughts about leaving a church from Joe Thorn's synopsis of Mark Dever's book What Is a Healthy Church? (Listen to this interview with Dr. Dever about the book, which he refers to as a sequel to Josh Harris' Stop Dating the Church, which I HIGHLY recommend.)
Before you decide to leave ...
If you leave ...

Scope out this interactive periodic table.

Want to start your daughter off on the right foot? Now you can do more than just get her an NRA membership, you can also get her a Hello Kitty AK-47.
"The world should note the hand-crocheted shoulder-stock muffler and the anodized titanium plating. Several choices in stock wood are available. With a limited run of only 500, buy now before they're gone! A mere $100 extra includes Glambo's signature wood-burnt into the opposite side of the handguard. A perfect gift for the young lady of the house. A bargain at only $1072.95!"

Admittedly, I'm not THAT interested in the N.T. Wright "New Perspective" on Paul slooge, but if you're going to enter the foray, I would suggest Wright's What Saint Paul Really Said and Piper's The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright. Piper's book has to be pre-ordered, but if you do so by the end of October it's on sale for $5 (almost ten bones off the list price).

It's one thing to wear one's theology on one's sleeve, but look as this SBTS student wears his theological affinity on his SUV.

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"
-Ronald Reagan

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