Worth a Look 2.23.10
One of the perks of living not too far from Nashville: getting to attend the Progress Report from the Great Commission Task Force for the Southern Baptist Convention, which Chairman Ronnie Floyd delivered last night. The talk is now available for viewing online or for download. Anyone interested in the future of the SBC needs to be familiar with this vision.
The most influential cook in America – The McDonald’s Chef:
It turns out there’s a chef at the beginning of that pipeline — a cook who trained at the Culinary Institute of America and who once ran the gracious kitchens at the Four Seasons Resort and Club outside Dallas. The Southwest Salad, the Angus burgers, the Snack Wrap — they all emerged from the food laboratory of Daniel Coudreaut, 44, whose business card reads “Director of Culinary Innovation, Menu Management” but who likes to go by Chef Dan.
Calvin and Hobbes may have whisked its readers away to faraway planets, the Mesozoic era and a cubist world, but Watterson was always most concerned with having his richly detailed characters parse real issues. That element of genuineness continues to draw in, engage and hearten readers. We still love Calvin and Hobbes because it manages to make imagination real – and that is a rare thing indeed.
Collin Hansen reviews the latest book from sociologist Christian Smith and points out five myths about adults in their 20′s:
What if we’re wrong? What if our particular fears about “emerging adulthood,” the period between the ages of 18 and 29, are unfounded? And what if the situation is actually worse than we imagine? The National Study of Youth and Religion provides us with a treasure trove of valuable information based on interviews with thousands of emerging American adults.
Does The Blind Side promote an easy Christianity? This blogger thinks so:
Ultimately, “The Blind Side” presents a misleading portrait of Christianity as a religion free of trials and tribulations. According to the picture, being a Christian means having a lot of money, wearing a cross around your neck and plucking an impoverished kid from the projects on your way home from lunch with your society friends. But is living a faithful life this sunny, this simplistic?