Archive | November, 2005

Spa Sisters live!

My cousins Kerri & Tricia have launched Spa Sisters, home of Handmade Bath and Spa Products – bath oil, shower gel, body wash, bubble bath, lip balm, lip gloss, loofah soap, milk bath, scrubs, shower gel, soap, gift packs. Check it out.

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Cricket is not dead in the Windies

West Indies cricket has taken a beating lately, but as if to show that it’s not dead Brian Lara, Trinidad’s favourite son, set a new world record for the most runs in tests. Read the Trinidad Express article here.

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Well… we're not last!

The latest FIFA rankings were released yesterday. Trinidad & Tobago is not the lowest ranked team to qualify for the 2006 World Cup! bq. The 32-nation World Cup field also includes Costa Rica (21st), Poland (tied for 23d), Tunisia (28th), South Korea (29th), Paraguay (tied for 30th), Saudi Arabia (32nd), Switzerland (36th), Ecuador (37th), Ukraine […]

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Mike Wittmer: Top 10 Emergent Signs

Mike Wittmer provided this humorous introduction to Emergent Church… thanks to [retro] evangelical: bq.. Top 10 Signs You Might be emergent: 10. If you have never READ Left Behind, SAID the Prayer of Jabez, or LEAD 40 Days of Purpose, 9. If you think you saw a mega-church on VH1’s “I Love The 80s”, 8. […]

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Video preaching at church?

I guess I had never thought about this before… so I’m a little naive… Steve McCoy in his post Reformissionary: Video Preaching at Church introduced me to how big-time preaching is done. I knew of simulcasts for conferences and such, but I never thought that churches would use this as a regular part of their […]

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So-called limited atonement

Recently I was drawn into another conversation on so-called “limited” atonement. In this week’s “Weekly dose of Spurgeon”, Phil Johnson blogs on Is there a universal aspect to the atonement?. He quotes Spurgeon: bq.. We do not believe in general redemption, but we believe in every word of this precious Bible, and there are many […]

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Media Manager (and MTAmazon32)

Tonight I installed Media Manager (and the prerequisite MTAmazon32). Now you’ll see what I’m reading +(assuming Amazon lists it… and I keep the list up to date)+ in the sidebar and perhaps even a few reviews from time to time. The installation was relatively painless… although I had to do a little digging to find […]

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Headship and Submission

Can complementarians and egalitarians peacefully co-exist? Is there that much that divides us? Sarah Sumner, a professor at at the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University, thinks not. On the Christianity Today site, she writes on Bridging the Ephesians 5 Divide: A fresh look at what this controversial marriage passage says—and doesn’t say. […]

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Unexpected holiday causes problems with scheduled operations

After T&T qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the government quickly called a national holiday. The local paper reports one of the consequences… “The unexpected public holiday yesterday forced the cancellation of numerous appointments for elective surgery at the nation’s three main hospitals because nurses and doctors did not report for work.” Read […]

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A Summary of the World

If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of precisely I00 people and with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this: There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South), and 8 Africans. 51 would be female, 49 would be male. 70 […]

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