Saturday, September 17, 2005

Onward, Christian penguins

Hit documentary a favourite of U.S. Christian right - March of the Penguins refutes Darwin, some say


On the conservative website, an opponent of abortion wrote that the movie "verified the beauty of life and the rightness of protecting it."

At a conference for young Republicans, the editor of National Review urged participants to see the movie because it promoted monogamy. A widely circulated Christian magazine said it made "a strong case for intelligent design."

The movie is March of the Penguins, and of all the reactions it has evoked, perhaps the most surprising is its appeal to conservatives. They are hardly its only audience; the film is the second-highest grossing documentary of all time, behind Fahrenheit 9/11.

But conservative groups have turned its stirring depiction of the mating ordeals of emperor penguins in Antarctica into an unexpected battle anthem in the culture wars.

"March of the Penguins," the conservative film critic and radio host Michael Medved says, is "the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child-rearing."

Speaking of audiences who feel that movies ignore or belittle such themes, he adds: "This is the first movie they've enjoyed since The Passion of the Christ. This is The Passion of the Penguins." more..(requires free registration).


I don't know. Don't get me wrong... I love the Emporer Penguin - very cool bird, or mammal, or whatever it is. But, The Passion of the Penguins? A movie about penguins "passionately affirms... monogamy?"

Why do Christians jump on such loopy bandwagons? This is hardly engaging the culture! This is just looking goofy.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Kerux...The Online Journal of Biblical Theology

Kerux...The Online Journal of Biblical Theology
I didn't know I had a journal!

Canadian Carey Family Conference - Free Sermons Online

Canadian Carey Family Conference Sermons
Pastor Mark Webb's five sermons on Reconciliation are now available online at the Carey website. I would highly recommend all but one of the other seven...

Where Was God When Katrina Hit?

Katrinacus Rex
Pastor Eddie Exposito writes from one who lost much in the Hurricane. His perspective, as a Christian and a survivor, is worth reading!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Tim Keller on Reformed Theology and Ministering to the Post-Everythings - a Review by Justin Taylor

Between Two Worlds: Keller on Reformed Theology and Ministering to the Post-Everythings
Justin gives a very helpful summary of Tim Keller's thoughts on why Reformed Theology remains wonderfully applicable today's post-everythings! You can read the whole article here.

BBC NEWS Article: Baby of brain-dead US mother dies

BBC: Baby of brain-dead US mother dies
The infant daughter of Susan and Jason Torres died as a result of infection. For a brief history of this sad story, you can read my first post here. Baby Susan (named after her mom) was only one month old.

Attention Soccer Moms and Hockey Dads!!!

The Family Meal
Al Mohler reviews Miriam Weinstein's new book The Surprising Power of Family Meals (Steer Forth Press, 2005). If nothing else, you need to read the review!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Katrinacus Rex

Katrinacus Rex
Go here for firsthand accounts of Katrina relief efforts. Sovereign Grace Fellowship is a church in Slidell (a part of New Orleans) - baptistic, reformed and a member of F.I.R.E. If nothing else, please visit the site and see how you can pray for these brothers and sisters.