VeggieTales gets puréed

Albert Mohler is reporting on the NBC screening of VeggieTales under the headline, “Bob the Tomato gets censored“. According to Al, Bob the Tomato’s signature sign-off line, “God made you special and he loves you very much,” was replaced with “Thanks for coming over to my house, kids. See you next week.” The Los Angeles […]

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Young, Restless, Reformed

Christanity Today’s recent article on Calvinism, “Young Restless and Reformed”, has been released on the website. Here it is. It’s a great little window into the growing culture of Calvinism, particularly amongst the Southern Baptists where the issue is causing a bit of a stir. Personally, I take great pleasure in being counted amongst those […]

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more on the Pope’s statement

James White, over at Alpha and Omega, writes this excellent post on the furoré over Benedict XVI’s recent comments. This is well worth the read. I think it would be useful for thoughtful folks–you know, folks who think before they open fire, burn, or go to war–to read what Benedict XVI actually said in his […]

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more on what it means to be American

again, let me stress – I’m not American. I’m British. But a year in the States and over a decade of US-watching subsequently has led me to take a great interest in what defines the US. Ian Dale, a conservative political blogger in the UK, notes this address given by the judge in the Richard […]

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understanding America

I am one of the minority of people in the internet who don’t come from the States! That in itself is a strange thing, not least because many Americans don’t seem to understand that we exist. Nevertheless, here we all are, the loud minority. Today I wandered over to www.letssaythanks.com, where you can send a […]

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Death. And Taxes

2 people died yesterday. The first you may have heard of. Steve Irwin was famous as “The Crocodile Hunter”. He entertained and educated millions of us with his natural history programs, defying death as he taught us about snakes, komodo dragons and (of course) crocodiles. There is a bitter irony, then, that he was killed […]

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