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Chicago’s own!

Wrigley.jpgDoes NYC have this? Does LA? Chicago does! (HT: PK-C)

Blog by one of our students. Worth your reading. A story about another of our students.

BotheDog.jpgA very good reminder: know before you tweet. Tweet humor with Tamara.
On resurrection: check out this set of reflections by Andrew Perriman.
Should Christians participate in Passover seders?
1/3d of your salary not to show up to work for one year?! If you’re lucky! Did you see Owen Youngman‘s Mene Mene Tekel Parsin (I say “Upharsin”)?
DG Hart on Andy Crouch‘s culture-making proposals. (HT: CS)   Elmer Martens is always wise, and his reflections on Isa 53 as a hospital is suggestive. (HT: BY) 99 videos internet folks have seen, or should have seen. (HT: GD) A variety of reflections on the pope’s recent apology.


All the more reason to work on inviting prose. All the more reason to read blogs.

I’d love to see a big discussion about Dan Kirk’s question. Let’s be civil — good words from Ted. TSK weighs in the Christian Book Expo in Dallas. Tony and Kevin have continued their debates. Dan Reid invites you to read John D’Elia’s bio of George Ladd. Bob Robinson‘s got some very solid observations about Neo-Calvinism and the like.


A very important blog series is now underway at JR Woodward’s site. Thoughtful piece by Mark Batterson. Will it be missional, attractional or…? See Wade Hodges. Speaking of missional, check out Brett McCracken’s piece.

Michael Kruse has been helpful to so many of us, so let’s all wander over here and give him some help. The same goes for John Stackhouse.


CoupleChild.jpg1. Should schools cease providing e-mail (.edu) accounts for students?
2. When couples have the first child, the “happiness” score goes down. Is this a telling number about how many understand happiness?
3. Student loans and the government.
4. Droopy pants controversy has returned.
5. The quest for the historical hipster? (HT: MV)
6. Virtual family — we love iChat because we can see Aksel often.
7. What one can do with “peeps“.
8. Downside of Twitter. Upside of Twitter.
9. Gun control — a topic in need of a nation.
10. Fr. Martin’s excellent reflections on the Scottish singer famous now on “Britain’s Got Talent.”
11. Marketing hot buttons. Wow, these folks think this kind of thing all the way to the end. Men are more involved.


Congrats to Angel Cabrera for winning The Masters, our sympathy for Kenny Perry, and our expectation that Tiger’s and Phil’s duel throughout the last day of the Master bodes well for the summer.

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posted April 18, 2009 at 2:43 am

Hey Scot: according to your own accounts, you write for the blog on the weekends and teach on the weekdays so this foray into blogland is a bit adventurous on your part. Welcome back!
The Cubs should change their name to the Lake Dragons (I’m quoting here), build a new stadium in Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates, and sacrifice a goat to rid them of “the curse.” They should ditch the sky blue uniforms and prance about in purple and pink ballarina dresses. Essentially, they need to ditch anything that connects them to the old, disastrous “Cubs” of yore. Of course, we could play two today and then again, maybe there’s next year.

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posted April 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Concerning “Student loans and the government”, this is a sore subject with me. It seems that we have arrived at a point in the US where the middle class families have once again taken the hit. So the government is doing us a favor by making debt more available? In spite of government subsidy (though decreasing here in Texas) college is still obscenely expensive. It seems that we have one of three options…be dirt poor and get your college paid for, be independently wealthy and pay your own way, or be middle class and rack up the debt with no guarantee at the end except, well, debt.

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posted April 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Scot, regarding Bob Robinson’s interesting posts, you have been critical recently of the “NeoReformed”. Would “NeoPuritan” be a better term to use in what you have been saying?
I’m guessing a problem with that terminology would be that, when most people hear the word “Puritan,” they connect it more with morality codes and/or a distant New England culture than with a particular type of Reformed outlook.

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posted April 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I truly hope folks take a moment to read Fr. Martin’s piece and some of the comments from his article. It is special indeed. Thanks for sharing it Scot.

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