It seems to be the hep-cat-yo-dog-g*money-cool thing to do, if you want to be culturally relevant and all Emerging and all that deconstructive jazz, to periodically post a somewhat pretentious cataolog of stuff... and name it something along the lines of "Music Monday," or "Phriday is for Photos," or "Wednesday is for Wookies," or something along those lines.
Sorry, dudes; couldn't come up with anything snazzy to rhyme with "Tuesday." Doh.
But, in the interest of keeping up with the ECM Joneses, and given that it's been a while since my normally loquacious self has posted anything (I have a really good excuse - but more on that later), here's a smattering of blogposts and newsitems which have caught my attention over the span of the last few weeks, in no particular order...
- The Phonics Preacher is back. Good-natured humor aimed at the now-somewhat-defunct Blog Of Which We Do Not Speak whose actual happens to sound awfully similar to "Phonics Preacher" and refers to a self-immolating bird of mythical origin.
- Clipped from my Blazer browser on my greatly-beloved Palm T|X, this article, which is both a sign of the times and heart-rending.
- Great wiki on Presuppositionalism (I am personally very sympathetic to aspects of the presup apologetic)
- An article about a strange alien world composed of "hot ice"
- I may have posted this one before, but it's worth repeat-posting: the return to popularity of steady-state cosmology - or at least an open-ended, non-cyclical Big-Bangish one. Now this eschatology is really defeatist...
- Hello, John; meet Jacobius - interesting blogpost on the tension betwixt God's sovereignty and man's free moral agency
- Johnny Mac on the subject of the Age of Accountability
- A Scientific American article trying desperately to answer the great question, if evolution is true, why are humans the only primates who've lost their body hair?
- Breathrough Brings "Star Trek" Type Teleport A Step Closer - using one of the more fascinating, "spooky vagaries of particle physics, quantum entanglement.
- Yet another article by our friends at the ever-increasingly appropriately entitdled open source theology blog, God as Hypothesis? Let me summarize it for you: Propositional truth is not germane to faith. This is Kierkegaardian existentialism all over again [see here and here]
- James White on Greg Stafford's intellectual gymnastics to get around the clear implication from Scripture that Jesus is Very God of Very God. Useful in dealing with your friendly neighborhood JW.
- Bob Hyatt answers "team pyro" RE: his "from the inside" critiques of the ECM (and links to several good blogposts of his examining some of the theologically less sound elements of the ECM - a movement he identifies with)
- An article on money matters by a pastor of Calvary Church, the local "big boy on the block" congregationally-speaking...
- Great post by the Linux Journal examining whether or not we should fight for the Ogg Vorbis media file format
- An article by a sci-fi writer examining why humanity will "never" colonize the stars
- Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager - great tips on buying a Dell and getting good service out of the deal. Note: This article garnered the author a "cease-and-desist" order; if you want to read it, read it soon before/in case it's taken down...
- Physicists are closer than ever to discovering/proving the existence of the Higgs Boson - the so-called "God particle"
- simplemindedpreacher has a great blogpost on what constitutes a "successful ministry"
- Mike Newnham examines the Phoe-- er, the Blog Of Which We Do Not Speak's recent sunset on the blogging scene here, here, and here. An ex-PP'er comments here.
- On the subject of TBOWWDNS, the From the Ashes blog continues a series on their purpose with an article entitled, Our DNA: Part 2 - Community
- ...and finally, those wily Baptists have put up a great bunch of articles of interest to and in support of bivocational pastors, of which I am one.
Well, that's it for now, kids. It's late, I have to drive in to Grand Rapids tomorrow for Day Two of my new "day job to support my habit."