Flotsam & Jetsam (12/13)

Becky’s Favorite Books of 2012 – This is terrific. Looking forward to reading several of these next year, including Father Hunger and The Feminist Mistake.

Another Review of The Hobbit Soundtrack – I already gave you my enthusiastic recommendation, but you should also check out this review. It offers a more detailed analysis of the score, without being long-winded or boring.

Persis’ Favorite Books of 2012 – Another excellent selection. Total Truth is on my reading list for 2013. Can’t wait.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Steve Hays writes, “Although the Bible doesn’t have a Christmas holiday, yet when Christians celebrate Christmas, they commemorate a Biblical event. And not just any event, but the midpoint in world history. The beginning of the end of our age-long pilgrimage.”

On Saying Merry Christmas – Hear hear! (P.S. I started reading Wilson’s book yesterday – swiped it from my Mom, don’t you know – and it’s absolutely fantastic).

Away in a Manger – “Don’t miss the opportunities to share this story with those you rub shoulders with over this season.  Share it with your children regularly, with their friends, and your family.  Find little ways to share the wonder and the beauty of the Incarnation however you can.  You may be the means by which someone comes to understand the meaning of the child in Bethlehem.”

Review: You Kill’d My Pahder, Frefare to Die – My brother’s review of Jon Cardwell’s latest book. (This writing bug is infectious; I’m happy to see that my bro has caught it.)

Bane Outtakes – We’ll end this week’s F&J on a random and humorous note. If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises, don’t watch this. You won’t be able to appreciate the humor, and it will spoil the entire movie for you. If you have seen it… this clip is flat-out hilarious.

“The Anti-Christian Liberties Union (ACLU) knows that getting Christmas trees off public property is well worth fighting for. This is why we as Christians have to learn that saying ‘merry Christmas’ is an act of insurrection.” – Douglas Wilson

3 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (12/13)”

  1. Great Doug Wilson quote at the end- we will be sure to say Merry Christmas now even more! And that makes me wonder- is having a Christmas tree an act of insurrection also? Because if it is I will go turn my tree’s lights on right now.

  2. LOVE that Wilson quote at the end. :D My dad despises the phrase “Happy Holidays” for that reason, and we as a family don’t use it and prefer to buy products that say “Merry Christmas” on them, and so on.

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