Merry Christmas in Chicago
Life of a church planter: Todd Hiestand.
Life of a pastor: Jim Martin.
Life of a poet: L.L. Barkat.
LaVonne on wish lists.
Dan Kimball on “organized religion.” Is organized religion unavoidable?
Richard Mouw on formation.
The future is the new: Ben Arment.
The past is now: Mike Bird.
The future begins now: Eugene Cho.
The past is changing into a new future: Jenna Liao.
Avoiding consumerism at Christmas: J.R. Briggs.
Avoiding stores that don’t say “Merry Christmas”?: Jason Boyett.
Avoiding extremes in the pulpit: Bob Robinson.
This research shows the growth of e-Readers, but nothing will replace a finely bound volume as one can find in the Everyman’s Library volumes.
Top 5 blogging misconceptions.
Meandering in the News
News item of the week: David Brooks on Obama’s dispassionate, analytical style.
1. Kathleen Parker’s article on shifts among the GOP. Cohen and Balz’s article on GOP. Obama ponders his response while….
2. Miroslav Volf on “no offense given” regarding Yale and the Muslim caricature.
3. Burpless sheep. (HT: BB)
4. Rodney Clapp on cyberstalking. By the way, Rodney, I heard about this via twitter-world.
7. If you don’t have the facts, claim the facts have been distorted: “The trouble with outsourcing your marbles to the peer-reviewed set is that, if you take away one single thing from the leaked documents, it’s that the global warm-mongers have wholly corrupted the “peer-review” process. When it comes to promoting the impending ecopalypse, the Climate Research Unit is the nerve-center of the operation.” The only way to prove these folks wrong is to offer better evidence. Offer some evidence, Mr. Steyn.
8. The Top 100 Global Thinkers.
9. No more executive bonuses? (HT: MK)
11. African American, educated, and unemployed … more than white counterparts.
Meanderings in Sports
Tiger Woods, the center of sports news and gossip, will never be the same again — nor will our perceptions of him. Read Karen on Tiger.
We’ll be cheering for Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team; my sister-in-law coached one of the players on the team: Lindsay Schrader.
Big Ten – SEC games were fun.
Joe Posnanski’s good piece on the “one and done” club.