Outtakes 09.07.07Outtakes — By Joe Carter on September 7, 2007 at 11:40 am
Hey, Big Spenders — The average Democrat in Congress sponsors more savings bills than the average Republican, says the National Taxpayers Union Foundation. An examination of the cost or savings of all bills introduced in Congress found that on average, a typical House Democrat sponsored 5 spending reduction bills, versus 2 for the typical Republican.
Unfortunately, each House savings bill was outnumbered over 20 to 1 by bills to increase spending. For each bill introduced in the Senate that would reduce federal spending, there were over 30 bills to raise spending.
A Little More Jesus, A Little Less Amway? — Brian Hollar, from Thinking on the Margin, wonders, ” Whatever happened to Christians believing in the power of the Holy Spirit moving in the hearts of men? Why is it necessary to supplement the gospel with cheesy slogans and blatant manipulation?”
The Geek King of Hip Hop — Move over Timbaland. The greatest hip-hop composer in music today is Ronald Jenkees, a brilliant, goofy white kid with wicked keyboarding skills.
Check out more on his YouTube Channel
Worldview in Academia — Interesting news on our friend Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truth. She recently accepted a position as Scholar for Worldview Studies with the rank of professor at the Center for University Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University (PBU), based in Langhorne, Pa. Since secular universities often offer programs in Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, etc., why don’t more Christian universities have programs in Worldview Studies?
For the Mohler Fans — Alex Chediak has Al Mohler’s high school yearbook picture.
In Memoriam — Sarah Flashing reflects on the legacy of Dr. D. James Kennedy.
Game of the Week — Bloxorz is an addictive, frustrating web based game that will challenge your spatial reasoning. It’s simple to play but difficult to master (I never got past the fourth level). (HT: collision detection)