As you emerge from your tryptophan-induced coma, I have some startling news for you. Eating turkey doesn’t make you sleepy. Really. So get your butt off the couch and get washing those dishes already. There. I feel I’ve done my duty to our nation as a whole. Now, pass me another piece of pie and let’s get rambling. I’ve got a lot of football to watch today.
Pope Francis just does not let up. This week he released “The Joy of the Gospel,” setting forth his vision for the Church. He makes it clear that he does not mean for there to be business as usual in the Church. And you know how well institutions like the Catholic Church do with change.
Speaking of change, you’ll need a pocketful if you want to tour the National Cathedral after the first of the year. It will now cost you a sawbuck to walk through the Anglican edifice in our nation’s capital. It’s a beautiful building, but I’m not sure it’s worth ten bucks. Anyone want to challenge my thinking?
There are more charges of plagiarism against Mark Driscoll, brought forth by radio talk show host Janet Mefferd. This time it seems he lifted passages from a D.A. Carson Bible commentary. I’m waiting for Driscoll to throw someone under the bus, saying that he trusted a ghostwriter to do some of the work for him. That’s just a guess on my part. Otherwise Driscoll will have to admit that he used others’ words without giving proper attribution. (He could employ the “independent creation” defense, saying that all on his own he came up with the same words as Carson on the same subject. But that’s not really believable in most cases.)
Faith and Doctor Who. Discuss. (I’m relying on you for this one. I’ve never watched the show. Sorry.)
I would blow up my TV before I would ever watch a show that follows the Ed Young, Jr., family around. Please please please tell me that this will never be.
Remember we reported last week on how someone found Bibles in Costco labeled as “fiction”? Well, the pastor who initially sent out a picture of the mislabeled Bibles wants to make it clear he was not upset with Costco, nor does he support the call for a boycott of Costco. He said most are missing the main issue: Is the Bible fiction or isn’t it?
Fortunately, however, the American Family Association has another boycott target for us: Radio Shack. Their offense? They use the word “holiday” instead of “Christmas.” Can you believe it? With crimes like this being perpetrated in our nation, it’s amazing there are any Christians left at all. I guess you’ll just have to find another place to buy your batteries.
Are you a hunter? Then you’ll want to know that in Montana, it’s always deer season—that is, as long as you are using your car as your weapon. A new law states that if you hit a deer—or an elk or a moose or an antelope—you are entitled to eat it. Let no roadkill go to waste. Or go to your waist. Whatever. And here are ten foods that are better for you than you thought. Of course you knew peanut butter would be on this list. As we read in 2 Opinions chapter three, peanut butter covers a multitude of sin. At least that’s what I think it says…
And finally, Religion News Service has released their Holiday Gift Guide. Sure, there are some interesting ideas listed here (like the Awkward Moments Children’s Bible). But I’m convinced you can come up with some better ones. Like this ugly Christmas sweater from the Tipsy Elves. Send your nominations to me so we can all know just what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person on our list.
Birthday candles were lit this last week for Boris Karloff; Bruce Hornsby; Robin Roberts; Donald Duck Dunn; William F. Buckley, Jr.; Pete Best; Joe DiMaggio; Amy Grant; Chick Hearn; Jimi Hendrix; Joshua Harris; Berry Gordy, Jr.; Ed Harris; and Jon Stewart.
So you thought I would choose Jimi for the bonus video today, did you? Wrong wrong wrong. Let’s try some Green Onions together, shall we? Enjoy.