Archive | 2005

Toronto vs. Trinidad

In recent days the city of Toronto recorded its 78th murder of 2005. In the same period the country of Trinidad & Tobago with less than half the population recorded its 384th. This Trinidad Express editorial draws out the contrast.

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Pasture-ise me! 10 Reasons I’ll never be “emergent”

Continuing the theme of lists on emergent church culture, here is Andrew Cairns’ list of 10 Reasons I’ll never be “emergent”. I’m stuck on #3, “I don’t like to use a hairdryer.”

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Murders up, detections down

IT has been another year dominated and ruled by the gun and the bullet in Trinidad and Tobago. And it has been another year of record high murders and disturbingly low arrests. The murder roll hit 375 last weekend, more unlawful killings than there are days in the year, while **the detection rate is a […]

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Ex-U.S. Diplomat Paid Ransom in Trinidad

ABC News has reported Ex-U.S. Diplomat Paid Ransom in Trinidad Ex-U.S. Diplomat Says He Paid $1,000 Ransom for Release of His Kidnapped Son in Trinidad PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad Dec 23, 2005 — A former U.S. diplomat said Friday that he paid a ransom of $1,000 for the release of his teenage son from kidnappers. (more…)

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Tacky Christian Christmas Slogans

Over the years I have commented on many tacky Christian Christmas slogans like “Let’s Put the Christ back into Xmas”. However, this one sets a new record for tackiness. The Without Walls International Church adopted this slogan, “To H*** With Happy Holidays; Lets bring Christ back into Christmas”. An acquaintance of mine commented that “You […]

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Don’t touch my daughter!

Being the father of 4 daughters (& 1 son 2 sons), I was quite interested in Tim Challies review of [amazon_link id=”1576837092″ target=”_blank” ]5 Paths to the Love of your Life[/amazon_link]. It looks like thought-provoking reading. According to Tim, the book, edited by Alex Chediak, addresses five philosophies for finding a potential spouse. Five authors […]

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Benny Hinn to return to T&T

UNITED STATES televangelist Benny Hinn is expected to return to Trinidad and Tobago next year. Read the rest of the detail in the Trinidad Express article.

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Obsessing about Calvinism?

This probably doesn’t deserve inclusion in the “Too Funny” category, but there is some good material in purgatorio’s Help! I’m Going Hyper!. I particularly got a laugh out of #7… bq.. 7. Without me giving last names, you still know who I’m referring to: * John * John * John * John * John * […]

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Closed for Christmas

There has been quite a furor over the cancellation of Sunday services at several mega-churches… so much so that the national media has picked up on it – TIME.com: The Fight Before Christmas. Its kind of sad.

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Atlantic's Train 4 ready to start today

Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that the Train 4 facility – *one of the world’s largest* gas liquefaction trains-has begun startup activities. Train 4 is expected to begin production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) today. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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