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Up, Up, and Away, and Some Other Interesting Things from the Blogosphere

Links6.jpgIf you love Reformed theology and don't own Herman Bavinck's four-volume dogmatics, you should!  Volume 4 is now out, and the set is complete.  Click here: Westminster Bookstore - Reformed Books - Low Prices - Flat Fee UPS Shipping.

OK, this was really dumb.  A Roman Catholic priest in Brazil decided to put on a thermal suit and helmet, and tie hundreds of helium balloons to a chair.  The gimmick was done to raise money for his favorite ministry project, and to break the record for chair flying (nineteen hours).  The priest floated up, up, and away, and hasn't been seen since.  At least he broke the record.  Click here: Priest carried aloft by balloons missing - Americas-

If you hate the change from Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time, you'll really hate the change from GMT to Mecca Time.  Seriously,  Muslim scientists and clerics think it would be a good idea, because, as we all know, Mecca is the center of the earth.  Click here: BBC NEWS | Middle East | Muslim call to adopt Mecca time

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.  Live green, die green.  Yes, eco-friendly funerals are here--wicker/cardboard coffins,  natural fiber grave clothes, no marble tombstones.  And no, I'm not kidding.  I hope I don't have to perform one of these.  How do you not peak through the wicker to see if they really put shoes on the deceased?  Click here: Even Funerals Are Going Green - AOL News

Finally, I remember the panic that went through the house when a good size Alligator Lizard ended up in our kitchen.  It may have been 12 inches long and lost its tail when we tried to catch it.  But this poor woman in Florida was really in for a shock.  If my wife actually reads this post, remove Florida from the list of possible retirement places.  By the way, its Mick's birthday today.   Click here: - Florida Woman Finds 8-Foot Alligator in Kitchen - Local News | News Articles | National News | US Ne


Reader Comments (9)

"Volume 4 is now out, and the set is complete" w00t! Thanks Kim.
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Kurschner
Happy birthday Mrs. Riddlebarger! Nothing scares my wife more than lizards, also.
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLLOYD
Thanks for all the good info Kim......and BTW, Happy Birthday 'Mick'. :)
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Ha! So I'm not the ONLY one who had a foot long alligator lizard in his house and panicked! I called the exterminator. Good thing I also had some mice to take care of, else he would have charged me a good bit. He had gloves and boots on, and said that they have a nasty bite.
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEcho_ohcE
The thought of the priest being carried away on balloons is so NOT funny but I laughed my head off. Proof of my being on the low rung of sanctification!

I read about the possibility of changing world time to Mecca. If everyone keeps on try to be P.C., this could come to pass!!!
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhb
Happy birthday Mrs. Riddlebarger (froeliche Geburztag!) I just finished "Young, Reformed, Restless" and think the resurgence of Calvinism, even with its anabaptist and charismatic twists, might be a good subject for the Acedemy. I wonder if our Lutheran brothers have been seeing the same thing??? For a number of years, LC-MS Clergy have been graduating with increased confessionalism. John MacArthur and Pastor Cwirla might be good choices for speakers
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie
No pressure, but Happy Birthday, Micki!☺☺☺
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
The Roman Catholic priest is headed for sainthood. This is better than Elijah or Enoch. Who needs a flaming chariot, anyway? Seriously, I hope they find him okay.
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Dumas
Perhaps the priest should have read this cautionary tale
from the Darwin Awards before he "set sail".
April 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDB

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