Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Favorite New Things in 2008

1. The new MacBookPro
2. Tweetdeck
3. iPhone
4. 30 Boxes
5. Cambridge Pitt Minion ESV
6. MaxximoJo’s Coffee Shop
7. Brooks Adrenaline GTS
8. Moleskine City Guides
9. Pandora
10. MobileMe
11. Home Field Advantage in the Playoffs

Monday, December 22, 2008

Favorite Books of 2008

1. Stress of Her Regard (newly restored edition) by Tim Powers
2. Practical and Pious by A.C. Cheyne
3. Truths We Confess by R.C. Sproul
4. Punic Wars and Culture Wars by Ben House
5. A Prodigal God by Tim Keller
6. The King Alfred Saxon Tales Tetrology by Bernard Cornwell
7. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
8. Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. The Reason for God by Tim Keller
10. What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace by Richard Phillips
11. The Living Church by John R.W. Stott

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Titans in the Pro-Bowl

1. Albert Haynesworth
2. Kevin Mawae
3. Cortland Finnegan
4. Chris Johnson
5. Michael Roos
6. Chris Hope
7. Keith Bulluck, alternate
8. Rob Bironas, alternate
9. Ahmard Hall, alternate
10. Michael Griffin, alternate
11. Kerry Collins, alternate

Friday, December 19, 2008

Books I Try to Read Every Year

1. The Holy Bible (Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year)
2. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening or Chambers’ My Utmost
3. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (January)
4. Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper (January)
5. Oxford Book of English Verse by Arthur Quiller-Couch (Selections)
6. The Letters by Thomas Chalmers (Selections)
7. The Collected Verse by Arthur Quiller-Couch (Selections)
8. This Singing World by Louis Untermeyer (Selections)
9. Lectures to My Students by C.H. Spurgeon (Summer)
10. The Golden Booklet of the Christian Life by John Calvin (Summer)
11. All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton (Yuletide)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Favorite Yuletide Traditions

1. Lessons and Carols Service
2. Negotiating the Gift Limit with Karen
3. Ministry Leadership Christmas Party
4. Kugelhupf Coffee Cake
5. Gethsemane Farms Fruitcake
6. Old Homemade Christmas Ornaments
7. Candy Canes at the Christmas Eve Service
8. Feast of the Innocents: Pro-Life Sunday
9. Habitrot, St. Jude, and Resolution Runs
10. A Big, Late, Scrumptious Christmas Morning Breakfast
11. Titans in the Playoffs

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Eleventary Twictionary

1. Twitter: A popular social networking site; a cross between a text-message and a blog; sometimes referred to as a "micro-blog."
2. Tweets: The 140 character posts on Twitter.
3. Follows: Folks who have chosen to follow your posts or folks you've chosen to follow.
4. Retweet: A request to tweet again whatever you just posted.
5. Tweeple: Twitter People; the folks who use Twitter.
6. Twits: Folks who actually understand the technology and culture of Twitter.
7. Tweetup: An online meeting of Twitter friends.
8. Hashtags: A method of tagging content associated with a specific event, topic, or group.
9. Twurl: An online program to shorten and post a url to Twitter.
10. Twitpic: An online program to post a photo to Twitter.
11. Tweetdeck: A management system to sort through categories of follows.

Still Crazy After All These Years (Old Standbys)

1. My Levenger Briefcase (15 years and counting)
2. ESV (7 years and counting)
3. An Office in Downtown Franklin (17 years and counting)
4. The Titans in Nashville (10 years and counting)
5. My Aeron Chair (9 years and counting)
6. Lamy Fountain Pens (15 years and counting)
7. Moleskine Journals (17 years and counting)
8. Macs (20 years and counting)
9. Pappas Brothers Restaurants (27 years and counting)
10. Body Shop for Men (19 years and counting)
11. My Chevy Truck (8 years and counting)

Upcoming Hollywood Sci-Fi Remakes

1. Robocop directed by Darren Aronofsky
2. The Terminator starring Christian Bale as John Connor
3. When Worlds Collide produced by Steven Spielberg
4. Ghostbusters reprised by the original cast, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson
5. Buck Rogers directed by Breck Eisner
6. Creature from the Black Lagoon also directed by Breck Eisner and starring Bill Paxton
7. West World a remake of the late Michael Crichton’s classic
8. Frankenstein Mary Shelley's horror tale retold by director Guillermo Del Toro
9. Forbidden Planet produced by Ben Silver
10. Illustrated Man from director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Alex Tse
11. Dune from actor and director Peter Berg

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bookish Temptation

"Where's human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" --Henry Beecher