What do you call an illegally parked frog? Toad.
Optimistic fatalist: someone who falls down the stairs, breaks a leg, and stares up at the ceiling thinking, “Boy, am I glad that’s over.”
The real challenge this week was to find posts that don’t deal with some kind of election or other in the USA that made their Tuesday “super.” But hey, it was doable… and on with the linkage!
- Welcome to the blogosphere, Cynthia La Grou.
- Congrats to Jaime Arpin-Ricci on the opening of The Dusty Cover.
- Is the emerging church receding? Trevin Wax says so.
- Alan Roxburgh has a good reflection on Atonement. I haven’t seen the movie, but his post encouraged me to pick up Ian McEwen’s book at the aforementioned Dusty Cover opening… and it had me staring at The Mayor of Casterbridge on my bookshelf, considering moving it to the reading pile. All this, and Nietzsche too.
- What is Facebook really all about? Well, the more you use it, the more targeted the ads get based on the information you provide. Think about it.
- Scholars Find Treasure Trove of Early New Testament Manuscripts — “at least four of these manuscripts are significant for telling us about the wording of the original text.”
- Just in case you have a 6-year-old who wants to be like St. Francis or who is always pretending to be Mother Teresa, or Saint Catherine of Siena or even the Pontiff himself, perhaps you should buy them the costume. I don’t know what else to say. They’ve even got John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary. Note though, the site says they’re for Catholic boys and girls. Alright, then.
- Julie Clawson: Jesus the Illegal Immigrant.
- The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You.
- A Visual Liturgy: An Interview with Paul Soupiset; I really like Paul’s drawings, so it’s neat to read his response to the question, “When you are drawing or designing, do you think of your creativity as worship?”
- inquiring minds want to know: Where Do Mob Nicknames Come From?
- Phyllis Tickle blogs Lent
- Hardcore Baptist Pick-up Lines: “You look like the whore of Babylon—and I mean that in a good way.”
- Boston Globe on New Monasticism
- Melvin Bray interviews Brian McLaren, who responds to some criticism from CT.
- How to Worship Biblically
- Dave DeVries reviews Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, calling it an essential read. I’m pondering the chart that he presents in his review.
This should be some kind of comfort to 7 out of 10 of my friends:
(HT: MarkO, who scored almost 50%… though questions like “How do you like your steak?” are a bit off-putting in context, and is the correlation that direct?)