Quick Takes – 7/21/2007

Blogs for Fred is having a Guess the Date Contest. See if you can be the first to guess the date when Fred Thompson will finally announce his candidacy for President of the United States. You may not apply if your haircut costs between $400-$1200.”

No time to cook? The New York Times Summer Express offers up 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less. Sample: “Pan-grill a skirt steak for three or four minutes a side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, slice and serve over romaine or any other green salad, drizzled with olive oil and lemon.” Yummmm.

Joe Carter lists (in his own words): “the top 100 blogs that I have found to be the most convicting, enlightening, frustrating, illuminating, maddening, stimulating, right-on and/or wrongheaded by Christians expressing a Christian worldview.” No, I am not on the list, but Joe has some great blogs represented here.

Doug Groothius shares lessons learned from Francis Schaeffer. “Having recently reread many of the works of Francis Schaeffer, it seems right to list several lessons he can teach Bible-believing Christians (and others) today.” Francis Schaeffer’s books had a significant impact on my life as a young Christian. (HT: SmartChristian)

Michael Hyatt, president and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, is pleased with the results of his email experiment. “I have been unbelievably productive . . . I have made major progress on several projects that had languished on my to-do list. I have also found myself thinking more clearly than ever.” (HT: Unashamed Workman)

John Mark Reynolds writes about 5 things you can learn from Harry Potter. “Third, some people choose to be wicked, enjoy being wicked, and cannot be helped in the end . . . We can pity He Who Must Not Be Blogged About and understand why he became what he is, but he still has to be stopped. The delusion that everyone bad is ‘sorry’ or ‘misunderstood’ is more a fantasy than the magic in Potter.”

Claire Wolfe explains how she works and lives in a 360 square foot cabin. “First learning experience: In small spaces, every dirty dish left on the counter, every pile of bills you set on a tabletop upon return from the Post Office, becomes—proportionally—a big mess. Unlike in a large house, they’re right there in your face . . . Also, when all your activities are confined to one small space, that space will get dusty and dirty more quickly than when your activities are spread around 2,000 square feet.” (HT: Lifehacker)


  1. brad wright says:

    Thanks for the list of Christian bloggers… some of them look really good. Not sure how you missed being on there. A typo?

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hey Brad,

    That must be it! Joe was trying to type out “Ray Fowler,” but he typed “Al Mohler” instead by mistake. It all makes sense!

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