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Weekly Meanderings

Here’s some stuff I came across this week…

1. The most famous Christmas eve since the original
2. Bad times draw bigger crowds to churches
3. A short history of Bible passages used at Presidential inaugurations
4. Obama continues to do a good job preparing for his presidency
5. Will the new administration legalize marijuana?
6. Christmas is the peak season for mating in US
7. Leonard Cohen’s surprise Christmas hit
8. Disney dumps “Voyage of the Dawn Treader
9. Taking the time to care for other people.
10. A lesson to all parents: let your children enjoy the game
11. If gas prices are back down why are SUV sales still dead?
12. Top ten quotes of 2008
13. Most popular repurposing posts of 2008 (I like the keyboard thumbtacks)
14. 10 best political songs (a surprisingly good list)
15. Make your own Jackson Pollock online
16. “All Things Are Better in Koine” the music video (“Bill Mounce gonna make ya bounce”)

Have a great week.

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Weekly Meanderings

Every week I doubt I’m going to have very much to post and then by the time I compile the emails I sent myself and the notes I saved in my Meanderings file I wind up having to delete a few…anyway, here’s some stuff I came across this week…

1. Penn Gillette’s view on evangelism
2. Thoughts on conversion
3. Does science help us understand the Bible?
4. In regard to the Obama-Warren dust up…both the extreme right and the extreme left need to get a grip on reality. Anyway, here’s my version of fair and balanced coverage:
Ben Witherington
Tony Jones
5. Woman Says Church Threatening To Make Sins Public
6. The best thing Chuck Colson has written in years
7. top 10 Emergent/Missional/Post-Evangelical blog posts of 2008
8. Favorite Books of 2008
9. Jesus Creed books of the year
10. Anne Rice on writing exclusively for God
11. Mangerology
12. When is it cost-effective to use money as toilet paper
13. 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes
14. ‘I’m not qualified to land plane,’ pilot tells passengers

Happy Holidays…er…Merry X-mas…uh…have a great weekend! (That was close I almost got the Christians mad at me!)

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Weekly Meanderings

Here’s some stuff I came across this week (it was a busy week)…

1. Dong Yun Yoon: the man who lost his family in the San Diego jet crash
2. Herod: the Hitler of Christmas
3. Darkness and Light
4. Brent Bill reminds that the first Christmas affected real people who had to make real choices
5. Ben Witherington takes a look at the virginal conception
6. Mexican Playboy apologizes for Virgin of Guadalupe cover
7. Bible marketing
8. Bob Hyatt writes an excellent article on same-sex marriage (you have to subscribe to the newsletter to read the whole thing)
9. Cizik asked to resign from NAE after voicing moderate support for civil unions
10. PBS showing documentary on Thomas Merton this weekend
11. Avery Cardinal Dulles passes at age 90
12. A review of “Origins: A Reformed Look at Creation, Design, and Evolution” a Sunday school resource
13. Thoughts on Washington’s assisted suicide vote
14. Dumb police ticket
15. Deer hunts man in Missouri
16. Where have all the acorns gone?
17. Tony Jones’ quote of the week (WARNING: there is a vulgarity)

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Meanderings

Here’s some stuff I came across this week…

1. Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? (be sure to read the footnote at the very end)
2. Julie Clawson’s entry in the Missional conversation
3. 3:12:120
4. Bob Jones University makes statement on racial policies
5. Christmas and idolatry
6. Christmas book recommendations from Scot McKnight
7. A review of “The Holy Spirit” by LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth (I was in two classes LeRon taught at Bethel before he left for Norway and he is easily the most brilliant thinker I was ever instructed under; but he is far more readable when he works with a cowriter.)
8. A review of “Nineteen Minutes” by Judi Picoult and thoughts on systemic sin
9. Breaking Christian chain letters/emails
10. Listen to your life
11. Genetic test to determine children’s athletic proficiencies
12. Dark matter?
13. Old school tech support

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Meanderings

I’ve been out of town or with family the last two weekends, but I’m back now and glad to say…here’s some stuff I came across this week (and the weeks before)…

1. Ben Witherington’s post on Calvinism and certainty and John Piper
2. Most blogged NT scripture
3. Scot McKnight reviews “Losing God: Clinging to Faith Through Doubt and Depression
4. Tony Jones blesses gay marriage and ordination
5. This is a Hitler/Emergent Village/inside humor amalgam of weirdness…but it’s funny if you know all the main players in the emerging church.
6. Obama and anti-intellectualism
7. Is there a social upheaveal-zombie movie index
8. Guitar Hero and the music industry
9. Onion powered iPod (seriously)
10. The civil war in four minutes
11. Saturn moon plumes may contain water
12. Tony Romo is a nice guy
13. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, KU!
14. Game of the week!

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Meanderings

We have been without cable and internet for the last 72 hours (stupid Mediacom; this is the third time in a year they have disconnected us by mistake), so I’m a little late with this weeks meanderings.  Half of me has enjoyed being without cable and internet, but the other half was really upset he missed the Iowa-Penn State game.  Anyway, here’s some stuff I came across this week…

1. God at the Great American Beer Festival
2. One response to the London bus atheist ad campaign…
3. Doug Pagitt announces his plan to run for state legislature in 2010
4. Thoughts on extended adolescence
5. 73 year old student scores in college basketball game
6. Jogger runs a mile with rabid fox locked on arm
7. “Little House on the Prairie” receives “Adults Only” rating
8. Free labor in computer games
9. Test your reaction speed (mine was .241 seconds)

I may be the only person in the country who was going to be completely happy with however the election came out.  I would have preferred a government more evenly divided between the partys (as one party rule does not have a very good track record), but I am content with Obama as president, even though I voted for McCain.

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Meanderings

Here’s some stuff I came across this week…

1. A response to a response to stay-at-home Dads.
2. Archeologists uncover oldest known Hebrew text.
3. Theology forum notes three free theological journals (online versions).
4. Evangelical teenagers and sex.
5. How YouTube is communicating religion.
6. If you need a good cry for the week.
7. Long term view on finance.
8. A presidential ranking.
9. Birders inadvertently contribute to death of rare owl.
10. This weeks game

By the way…this is national novel writing month.  Go to www.nanowrimo.org and join others in attempting to write 50,000 words this month.

Have a great weekend.

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