links for 2006-04-11 Russell Moore: Maybe Three Trimesters Is Not Enough?UCC clergyperson suggests abortion issue comes down to a view of "ensoulment," when the soul is imparted to the body, which she says is a life-long project. "What then stops the abortionist from coming for any of us? Maybe we are all fetuses now?"(tags: abortion news)UK Government Rapped Over Illegal Religious DiscriminationWhat were they thinking? Forcing immigrants who were not Church of England to ask for permission … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Challies Takes a Bribe

After extenstive research, I am sorry to have to break an exclusive story about my blogging buddy Tim Challies. Perhaps you have noticed that Tim recently began to list sponsors on his website in a move that he always said he wouldn't do - it was this act that first alerted me to the fact that things were changing over in Challiesland. Recently, I can exclusively reveal, he has become more and more desperate for money following his house-move. I can only assume that it is this that led him to … [Read more...]

Microsoft changes its position on Chinese bloggers!

Today is a day for good news! Freedom for Chinese people is of course tied up with freedom for Chinese bloggers, and microsoft have made a potentially costly decision which I applaud.Microsoft amends blog shutdown policies "The Redmond software company, operator of a popular blogging technology called MSN Spaces, said Tuesday that it will endeavor to make blogs available to users elsewhere even if Microsoft decides it is legally obliged to block them in a particular country. The company also … [Read more...]

No, no, no! How can they axe the West Wing?

I thought I would browse for some news about the death of  the actor who plays Leo, when shock of shocks I discovered that my American cousins are axing my favorite series .  There will only be one more series for me to sit glued in front of time after time!  How can it be!  Why do they always get rid of the best TV series?  What will I find to watch?  I guess theres always Doctor Who..... … [Read more...]

The Best Blond Joke in the World Ever!

If you are like me, then you like jokes. Jokes often take a group of people and poke fun at them for appearing to be stupid. For some reason, jokes about "dumb blondes" seem to be among the funniest jokes of all.If you want to find the funniest blond joke the world has ever seen, CLICK HERE! … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Narnia

I have just one thing to say to conservative christians who criticise the Narnia film for teaching an alternative theory of the atonement -ITS A STORY, NOT A SEMINARY CLASSWe have watched it, and I didnt think about the nuances of the atonement once! The story is a great fantasy story which happens to reflect some aspects of the story of Jesus. One of my children (I think it was Charis) said it was the best film she had ever seen. We all loved the film and were enraptured by it.I have to … [Read more...]

Al Mohler gives Narnia the thumbs up!

Aslan Is On the Move on Film says Al:Like many admirers of Lewis' work, I harbored deep suspicions that the movie would not be faithful to the book. After all, the movie world has robbed and pillaged many of history's greatest works of literature. Furthermore, given the unmistakable Christian allusions in Lewis' work, The Chronicles of Narnia would be particularly susceptible to cinematic subversion.Those fears were unfounded. The film is a tour de force, combining faithfulness to Lewis' story … [Read more...]

Nine minute Narnia supertrailer

HT Justin Taylor for this fantastic nine minute preview of the film that many of us have been waiting for all year. … [Read more...]

Calling all Lion the witch and the wardrobe marketing people

Challies Dot Com is complaining about marketing again, but this time its about the new Narnia movie. All I can say is that I wish some marketeer would approach me and our church about sneak previews and other such "evil" things connected to what should turn out to be the film of the year! I am already SO excited about the movie its unreal. Any Narnia marketeers out there, this blog is yours to do with as you choose if you just feed me some cool stuff. But then, over here even the Passion didnt … [Read more...]

Halloween or Reformation Day?

Jollyblogger has a fantastic post reminding us that the 31st October is also Reformation Day:"But more importantly, the Reformation has a spiritual significance which transcends these lesser matters of life, like the affairs of nations. This is because the Reformation marked the recovery of the doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. It marked the recovery of the gospel. While it is true that these things are taught … [Read more...]