Around The Horn – 2.04.10

February 4, 2010

Tebow’s Super Bowl ad isn’t intolerant; its critics are
From Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post: I’ll spit this out quick, before the armies of feminism try to gag me and strap electrodes to my forehead: Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in some time. I realize this stance won’t endear me to the “Dwindling Organizations of Ladies in Lockstep,” otherwise known as DOLL, but I’ll try to pick up the shards of my shattered feminist credentials and go on.

Life – An Ode To Wrinkles
How do you call it?  The way time shows in your face. The way the years take your skin as a canvas, and create.

Kurt, We Hardly Knew Ye
Peter King of SI writes: The five things I consider particularly amazing about the Kurt Warner Story:  1. It’s the most amazing story in football in a half-century. I don’t say that lightly.

Hijacking the Brain – How Pornography Works
From Al Mohler: We are fast becoming the pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every niche of American life. This ambient pornography is now almost everywhere, from the local shopping mall to prime-time television.

Christianity Lite
From First Things: Once in a while comes an historical event so momentous, so packed with unexpected force, that it acts like a large wave under still water, propelling us momentarily up from the surface of our times onto a crest, where the wider movements of history may be glimpsed better than before.

Kingdom Centered Prayer
Tim Keller: People are used to thinking about prayer as a means to get their personal needs met. However we should understand prayer as a means to praise and adore God, to know Him, to come into his presence and be changed by Him. We need to better learn how to pray, repent and petition God as a people.

US Air Flight 1549’s Icy Days in Hudson River
Time-lapse footage of US Airways Flight 1549 submerged in the icy waters of the Hudson River, awaiting the barges and cranes that would eventually lift it up and take it away.

Google’s Geographies of Religion
Following up on the earlier discussion of the user-created geographies of religion, the following maps simultaneously display all four religious references (Allah, Buddha, Hindu, Jesus) in order to visualise distinct religious cyberscapes.

Justice Department Looking into College Football BCS System
From Sports Illustrated: The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.

2 responses to Around The Horn – 2.04.10

  1. Ok…I have always like Tebow (despite the fact that he normally lays the smack down on all my favorite teams).

    Sally Jenkins’ article is a must read. For the left and the right. Thanks for posting that one, Steve.

  2. Thanks for the Kingdom Centered Prayer article. It answered some pertinent questions I’ve had for awhile about different types/methods of prayer. Very helpful.