Hamo on priorities: Bible reading.
Molly’s reflections on teaching a brat, and then (and I don’t link too often twice to someone’s blog) an honest story of wondering now that she’s 31 with 5 kids (count ’em as they come up to dinner table) about going back to college. How many of us know this story?
Could this young man be an English major? Check out his last three posts. Clever.
Christiane Amanpour‘s report on extremism and tolerance among Muslims in UK.
Br. Maynard’s prognostications on the future of the emerging movement and how it will be embraced by evangelicalism. Br., some of what you suggest for 2008 is already underway.
Yougottabekiddinme! I heard a report that tea is good for you — very good for you. But — and here’s the kicker — if you put milk of any sort (we use skimmed milk) in it you end all the benefits. Tea without milk is like a baseball game without a ball. I’m glad the report didn’t explore coffee, as I’ve learned to make latte in my Starbuck’s Barista machine. “Splendid!,” I say to myself daily. Scientists, I sometimes wonder, are out to get us.
JR Woodward has some good posts: check this and this and this.
1. Sen. Boxer asked what has to be the poorest-worded question one can imagine, and now it has opened up a spat about “who pays?” Boxer wanted to get at the impact of the Bush Cabinet’s decisions — that Americans are dying. Her question gives the impression that because Rice doesn’t have children, and because she (Boxer) doesn’t have children eligible for service, that they don’t see the impact of the Bush Cabinet’s decisions personally — and that is not the issue at all. Leaders in countries should not be swayed by personal family implications for public policy — though we know that many leaders got their kids out of Vietnam service. Boxer asked a bad question; the big issue got lost in the politically-charged answers.
2. A report that humans may have lived in Minnesota up to 15,000 years ago; among the remains, possibly a stone in the shape of a hockey stick with the smell of Lutefisk.
3. Good and good.
4. Perhaps we need to think of sending TSK next year to Vegas to get an emerging church report on technological innovations.
5. Helen Mildenhall‘s post about the value of relationships.
6. Dang, someone’s got a “theology of profanity”: Seeker (I don’t like those anonyms).
7. The Radical Pastor can paint, too. No wonder he’s been slow on posting.
9. Eschatologian alert: here and here.
10. Do you know the Gospels? Trevin’s test.
11. Kris and I occasionally go through the blog list to see if our list is outdated; I was about to think Mark Galli was done blogging when he up and posted two great ones. Good to hear from you again Mark. His new book sounds wonderful.
12. Have you got sassy kids? Know someone who does?
13. Sad-day, Sad-day for California Dreamin’.
Bears: What can I say? I predicted 14 wins this year, and they won 13. I didn’t foresee beating the Seahawks, but I’m sure glad the Bears won last Sunday. The Bears are about as good as the Saints; if they play well, they can win. Good grief, who would have predicted the Bears had a chance to get to the Super Bowl? Well, friends, they are on the cusp of getting there. I remember Super Bowl I — and Bart Starr still has the great name in the history of football (American style, not soccer).In 25 years, our children or children’s children will be talking about the “Steroid Years” of professional sports, and let’s hope the sportwriters use their moral sense as we ride through these years.