Friday, April 29, 2011

7 Quick Takes: Volume 39

The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.


While other people file their taxes in February or March, I choose to annually renew my membership in the American Society of Procrastinators. (Yes, the ASP. Our motto is "Just as deadly as an Egyptian cobra.")

Any guesses as to what I was doing weekend before last?

"Is that in the nature of a question? There's a nickel question tax..."


So, evidently there's a big wedding today that people are all giddy about.

But last week, it was announced that my favorite Oklahoman, Pioneer Woman, is getting her own show on Food Network.

Now that, to me, is a marriage worth getting worked up over.


From our Why Can't WE Do That?! department, Mason Slater draws attention to the cooperative relationship between England's institutional church and the emergent movement in that country.

Mason's thoughtful post includes a video of Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, telling the story and sharing his hopes for the movement. To quote Mason, "It’s well worth a watch, plus he’s got a great accent so, win-win."

(And if you liked that short video of the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace shows up in the BBC documentary Does Christianity Have a Future?, which touches on the same theme. You can see that video in another of Mason's posts. (Oh, and I guess the A. of C. featured prominently in that little event alluded to in take #2, but we're not really talking about that.))

Mason has written several grace-filled posts about some of the recent antagonisms within the Evangelical community. And he's not afraid to open a post with a quote from The Lord of the Rings.


On a lighter note, blogger Knox McCoy gives us The Hierarchy of Easter Candy. (And in reading the comments, it's evident that people take their Easter candy very, very seriously.)


Jenny Simmons of Addison Road wrote a great tongue-in-cheek post about how to get people to comment on your blog.


And evidently Shakespeare had a few things to say about blogging too.


And finally, Cookie the penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo:

It gets really adorable after the one-minute mark.

Happy Friday, friends!


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