Archive | February, 2007

It's Carnival, But This Isn't Rio

For the two days preceding Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago, the 100,000 people who have taken to the streets make it a point to forget quite a few things. First among these is a sense of self-control, exchanging it for alcohol-infused abandon as they trek around the capital city of Port-of-Spain; second and most […]

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Trinidad struggles with crime amid prosperity

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – Energy riches have vaulted Trinidad and Tobago up the economic rankings, making it a rare Caribbean country that does not depend on tourism, but the good times are being soured by a surge in murders and gun violence. Read the rest of the Reuters story on Yahoo! News

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The Building is the Message?

A famous Canadian (is that an oxymoron?) once said, “The medium is the message.” Chris Taylor of Legacy Baptist Church, Arkansas, contends that “The building is the message” (or something close to that) in his article Our Architecture and Our Message on The Gospel Outpost. He writes in part: At the same time though, I […]

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Canada selects cricket team

TORONTO (CP) – Forklift driver, accountant, salesman, teacher. The Canadian cricket team comes from all walks of life. Read the rest of the Canadian Press story on CANOE — SLAM! Sports

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Jesus & Preaching

Daryl Dash has a great post on DashHouse.com about Missing Jesus in preaching. It would be nice if all preachers were this honest. bq.. Four or five years ago I was unhappy with my own preaching. I knew something was missing, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. It was a highly frustrating time […]

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Google: The Evil Empire?

At times I’ve begun to develop my own conspiracy theories about Google, but have usually shelved them after a few minutes due to other pressing concerns. “Mmm, that’s a wonderful cheesecake you made Jane!” Others haven’t and have taken it way beyond what I ever would have thought. Witness this movie… Master Plan – About […]

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Webb's Redemptive Movement

Scot McKnight has been posting on Bill Webb’s hermeneutical approach over at Jesus Creed. Bill’s work on the Redemptive Movement hermeneutic was published in his book _Slaves, Women & Homosexuals_. Bill was my NT professor when I was studying at London Baptist Seminary (now Heritage Theological Seminary). When I was his student we were just […]

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Villagers in Trinidad and Tobago battle Alcoa's plans

OTAHEITE, Trinidad – When Ramos Ramdeo gazes at the water off this southern fishing village, he sees more than the crystal blue color, choppy waves and one of the world’s richest shrimp spawning grounds. He sees his livelihood. Read the rest of the MiamiHerald.com article.

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Every Seminary Graduate Should Read

Jim Hamilton posted a list of Books Every Seminary Graduate Should Have Read. He introduces it like this: bq.. This is a list of books that I think a person who is theologically educated should have read or be planning to read. p.. But he adds a disclaimer that he hadn’t read them all when […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm

I took the quiz… I think I might have ranked a little higher than I should have… Here’s the official description from What Kind of Reader Are You?: bq.. Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm You’re probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You […]

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