Combing the Net – 7/29/2011

Watch This Episode of CHOPPED! — Lance Nitahara, executive chef at CAMP-of-the-WOODS (where I spent many summers on staff), recently competed on a “redemption” episode of “CHOPPED” on The Food Network. The first time he appeared on the show, he lost to the eventual Grand Champion, Madison Cowan. In this episode, four chefs were given another shot to win. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but Lance certainly represents COTW very well, and conducts himself with grace at all times.

A Survivor’s Account of the Norway Massacre — Translated from an 18-year-old’s Norwegian blog. (HT: Denny Burk)

Inside the World’s Most “Humane” Prison — This is where Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect in Norway’s terrorist attacks, may be spending is internment. It looks more like a luxury resort than a jail… I wonder how much of a deterrent to crime it really is?

Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up — Much has been written about the fact that many (if not most) kids who grow up in church will leave the church after high school, and the reasons for their exodus. This article instead looks at those youth who do stay in church. What are the common denominators? What are the things our youth groups should be focusing on if they want to make sure their students become truly committed to worshiping Christ in the local church?

Why Christians Must Write and What They Must Write About — Douglas Wilson recently spoke at a writer’s workshop. Here is that talk. “Bigtake-away: Love of the Word will lead to a love of words. Contempt for the Word will lead, eventually, to a contempt of words (Colossians 3:16). Christian discipleship should be marked by Logocentrism (John 1:1-18).”

Speaking of guys who loved words…

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