Personally, I’m still undecided, but it’s definitely going to come down to either of these tickets:
Someone found this little blog by Googling “Mordor is Turkey.” I can add nothing to that.
A very nice video from 1994 about the future of the internet. Has a great MST3K feeling to it.
(It’s a video, for those who read this in a reader and it doesn’t show up. From Robot Chicken’s Star Wars special)
“Like all rational human beings, all my theology comes from the Peanuts strip.”
Note: If you are behind a corporate proxy server, the image may not show up. My company blocks it because of “Personals/Dating.”
(HT: John Halton @ the BHT)
Shaquille O’neal is promoting his new show “Shaq’s Big Challenge” where he takes obese children and whips them into shape (the irony of such a show is mind boggling). In an interview with ESPN.com’s Sam Alipour he gives several reasons as to why so many kids are overweight, like fast food and the lack of PE in many public schools. Then he comes out with this gem:
[K]ids aren’t as active as they were when me and you were growing up. They have Sega, Nintendo, Atari. Video games aren’t allowing kids to be as active as we were.
Grammatical mistakes aside, I wonder what in the world Shaq is talking about. Kids these days aren’t active because they have Sega, Nintendo, and Atari? What? Maybe people my age are overweight because of those things (although in my case it’s just laziness), but not kids of this generation. And the funniest thing is that the Nintendo Wii is the only console that encourages physical activity.
Note: There’s no reason for me to call this Thursday Links, as if I do it every Thursday; I just made it up to make it seem like a real weekly feature. I don’t even understand myself.
Josh S. at Reformed Catholicism looks at the Reformation solas as homiletical principles. “Luther’s theology was not something he worked out on a desk in his study; it was forged in his prayers, in caring for the souls of his parish, and in preaching.”
“Atticus” at The Radical Agenda talks about baptism, specifically infant baptism. He does not offer an exegetical or theological defense, but rather some ruminations as he calls it. “Infant baptism is a vivid picture of the work Christ did on our behalf. I am aware that much of Christendom prefers believers baptism and I respect their opinions, but the picture presented to us in infant baptism is profound, and we would do well to meditate on it.” If anything could convince me of paedobaptism, it would be a post like this.
Adam at Disciple 13 asks an existential question. It’s a very important question that probably has no answer.
Tim Challies wonders why so many protestants are attracted to Rome. Most of his points are fair, although he doesn’t seem to understand what ritual is when he says things like this “[Roman Catholic liturgy] attracts certain people, and perhaps especially those who have been accustomed to worship that is based more on ritual. The solution here is not to return to ritual, but to return to a sense of gravity that marks times of corporate worship as being different from times of entertainment and amusement. ” This is deserving of a post all its own. Unfortunately, he ends with this, “the Roman Catholic Church may well be Satan’s greatest masterpiece.”
John H of Confessing Evangelical compares theology of the cross and theology of glory. He does so with a nifty table that appeals to my orderly nature.
Finally, in case you haven’t seen it, check out Streetviewr. It catalogs funny pictures caught by Google’s new Street View. It is absolutely hilarious.
Chuck Norris (yes, that Chuck Norris) outlines what he would accomplish if elected president. My favorite: “Expose the real WMDs – my fists and feet.” He then goes on to ruin it by saying he isn’t actually running for president. Now who am I supposed to vote for?