Saturday, December 27, 2008

Weekly Review Dec. 27th

Things were a bit quiet this week. I suspect pastors and laity alike were busy with church and family (as we should be this time of year). But here are a few thoughts from this past week:

Like many of you, our family has been busy watching movies. Most of our movie watching is confined to DVDs and TCM, but this week Laura and I actually went to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" while the guys went to see the remake of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (I like and have recently watched the original but have no desire to see the remake!) Evidently, we did make the better choice. I recommend you grab a box of Klennex and go see Benjamin. For a good review that reflects my response to the movie see Ben Witherington's review.

How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cookie

How much choice do we really exercise when we buy?

The Messy Work of Church Renewal

There are Worse Things to Believe in

Check out these misheard Christmas Carol Lyrics

So can you tell the difference between John Meyer's lyrics and The Message Bible?

Performing "Messiah" at risk of jail!

Thanks to Tom Baxter for sending me the link to this wonderful story of how one Christian school gave a powerful witness to the love of Christ!

And here are some of my favorite reflections on Christmas from the past week:
Bono on the incarnation
For the Love of God Rethink Christmas
No Mary Did not Know
The First Christmas Song

And for the laugh for the week

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