Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Stick this post in the category of "things that are hard to believe unless you see them..."
But don't look at this is you are made queasy easily...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
1. Her Daddy offered her a multi-billion dollar company.
2. She lost the Conservative Party leadership bid to Stephen Harper.
3. She was only a cabinet minister for the few months Martin's Liberals hung on to power.
4. She wants to spend more time with her two kids.
You pick which one.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Once again, Canada reigns supreme in women's hockey, capturing its ninth world title Tuesday night in Winnipeg.
Kim St. Pierre stood firm and five different players scored goals as Team Canada skated to a 5-1 victory over the United States in the women's world hockey championship before a capacity crowd of 15,000 at the MTS Centre.
The North American rivals have met in all 10 world finals, with Canada winning the first eight in a row before falling 1-0 to the U.S. in a shootout two years ago.
Since then, Canada has captured gold medals at the 2006 Torino Olympics, the Four Nations Cup and at the 2007 worlds.
Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette and Sarah Vaillancourt scored for Canada, which went unbeaten in the week-long tournament.
"I'm just so happy," said Wickenheiser, Team Canada's captain. "We played our best game of the tournament when it counted."
Tim Challies linked to this article that describes a new "outreach" (where did that word come from anyway? I always thought it was called evangelism!).
The technique is to hold a men-only service once a month with a guaranteed 15 minute sermon for the boys. So guaranteed that they start a shot-clock (a countdown timer used in basketball games) in the gym when Bubba starts to preach.
The rationale behind the endeavour is from David Murrow, author of "Why Men Hate Going To Church." Murrow’s book is rather pathetic in my opinion, other than the title.
I would like to suggest why men hate going to church.
- Other than the fact that “no one seeks after God,” I think some Christian men hate going to church because Christ is not preached with passion.
- They hate to go to church because their sins are not addressed and there is no challenge to mortification.
- They hate going to church because they are tired of platitudes and hypocritical punctiliousness.
- They hate going to church because they are not challenged to give up their lives and die to self and lead with risk.
If a man is a true Believer, and he hates going to church, and it is not because of long unrepentant sin in his life, then maybe he hates “going to church” for some good reasons.
The solution, however, is not to stop “assembling yourselves together.” The solution is to “act like men” and take God at His Word. Find where Christ is preached and go there... and drag “the wife and kids” along with you!
[And yes, that last phrase was meant to get a rise out of you!]