Monthly Archives: December 2008

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Bacon…In Chocolate?! | Mo’s Bacon Bar

Yes, this post is a “slight” departure from the issues I normally talk about in this blog. But, I guess I just needed to share this for posterity’s sake. “Santa” gave this to me for Christmas in my stocking. (Santa

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Bacon…In Chocolate?! | Mo’s Bacon Bar

Yes, this post is a “slight” departure from the issues I normally talk about in this blog. But, I guess I just needed to share this for posterity’s sake. “Santa” gave this to me for Christmas in my stocking. (Santa

A Faith and Culture Devotional | Notes & Review

Thanks to Zondervan for my pre-release “bloggers” copy. (All notes and comments refer to that edition.) Kelly Monroe Kullberg, and Lael Arrington. A Faith and Culture Devotional. Zondervan, 2008. (302 pages). http://www.CultureDevo.com A Review at BookNotes blog: http://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/booknotes/a_faith_culture_devotional_dai/. iCrucified also

A Faith and Culture Devotional | Notes & Review

Thanks to Zondervan for my pre-release “bloggers” copy. (All notes and comments refer to that edition.) Kelly Monroe Kullberg, and Lael Arrington. A Faith and Culture Devotional. Zondervan, 2008. (302 pages). http://www.CultureDevo.com A Review at BookNotes blog: http://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/booknotes/a_faith_culture_devotional_dai/. iCrucified also

Liturgy – The Tension Between Tradition and Innovation

Over the holiday weekend our family attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa. Having attended a Lutheran Elementary school and church as a child, a twinge of nostalgia welled up inside of me. But coupled with that sense of nostalgia

Liturgy – The Tension Between Tradition and Innovation

Over the holiday weekend our family attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa. Having attended a Lutheran Elementary school and church as a child, a twinge of nostalgia welled up inside of me. But coupled with that sense of nostalgia

Blink | Notes & Review

Malcolm Gladwell. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Back Bay Books, 2005. (296 pages) “Thin-Slicing,” being “Fast and Frugal,” refers to the “ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of

Blink | Notes & Review

Malcolm Gladwell. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Back Bay Books, 2005. (296 pages) “Thin-Slicing,” being “Fast and Frugal,” refers to the “ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

Evolution | Notes & Review

This 4-part, 8 hour series by PBS and WBGH is a fascinating and well-done production that charts through the issue of evolution, its development and socio-cultural implications. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/index.html Part 1, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Darwin’s Dangerous Idea charts the, shall we

Evolution | Notes & Review

This 4-part, 8 hour series by PBS and WBGH is a fascinating and well-done production that charts through the issue of evolution, its development and socio-cultural implications. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/index.html Part 1, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Darwin’s Dangerous Idea charts the, shall we

The Challenge of Jesus | Notes & Review

N.T. Wright. The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1999. (202 pages). “Just as integrity demands that we think clearly and rigorously about Jesus himself, so it also demands that we think

The Challenge of Jesus | Notes & Review

N.T. Wright. The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1999. (202 pages). “Just as integrity demands that we think clearly and rigorously about Jesus himself, so it also demands that we think

The End of Reason | Notes & Review

I got this for Christmas. Thanks Ian! Here are my notes and reflections. Ravi Zacharias. The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists. Zondervan, 2008. (143 pages) In line with the many books published recently by the “new

The End of Reason | Notes & Review

I got this for Christmas. Thanks Ian! Here are my notes and reflections. Ravi Zacharias. The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists. Zondervan, 2008. (143 pages) In line with the many books published recently by the “new

Newt Gingrich: Let’s End Adolescence

In discussing several topics on adolescence, education, and youth development, a friend referred me to this article by Newt Gingrich entitled “Let’s End Adolescence.” (Updated article and video here.) His solution is simple: …replace adolescence with young adulthood. But hastening

Newt Gingrich: Let’s End Adolescence

In discussing several topics on adolescence, education, and youth development, a friend referred me to this article by Newt Gingrich entitled “Let’s End Adolescence.” (Updated article and video here.) His solution is simple: …replace adolescence with young adulthood. But hastening

President-Elect Obama on 60 Minutes

Here is the video. Not only was the interview well done, I was thankful for Obama’s tone and sober attitude toward the work ahead. I appreciated the following… Regarding the auto industry and fuel prices, “we go from ‘shock’ to

President-Elect Obama on 60 Minutes

Here is the video. Not only was the interview well done, I was thankful for Obama’s tone and sober attitude toward the work ahead. I appreciated the following… Regarding the auto industry and fuel prices, “we go from ‘shock’ to

The Religious Case For/Against Gay Marriage | Saying A Lot About So Little

While reading the current Newsweek cover article (“The Religious Case for Gay Marriage” by Lisa Miller), it struck me how much we say about how little the Bible mentions. The summation of the Newsweek article is found, really, in one

The Religious Case For/Against Gay Marriage | Saying A Lot About So Little

While reading the current Newsweek cover article (“The Religious Case for Gay Marriage” by Lisa Miller), it struck me how much we say about how little the Bible mentions. The summation of the Newsweek article is found, really, in one

California’s Proposition 8 | Reasoning Through the Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

I received an email from a family member from the Courage Campaign to repeal proposition 8. There’s also a new post at Out of Ur entitled “A Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage.” By now, everyone is well aware of the emotional

California’s Proposition 8 | Reasoning Through the Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

I received an email from a family member from the Courage Campaign to repeal proposition 8. There’s also a new post at Out of Ur entitled “A Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage.” By now, everyone is well aware of the emotional

Become A Freedom Partner

The inaugural Podcast for IJM Freedom Partners was set out today, December 10, International Human Rights Day (read the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). In this podcast, Emmy Award-winning journalist and IJM Director of Media Relations

Become A Freedom Partner

The inaugural Podcast for IJM Freedom Partners was set out today, December 10, International Human Rights Day (read the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). In this podcast, Emmy Award-winning journalist and IJM Director of Media Relations