Click here for more amazing pictures dramatizing Bible stories using legos! Read more

I was so inspired by the story of Rwanda’s ability to overcome its genocides through a process of confession and forgiveness.  Here is Fareed Zakaria and Rwandan President Paul Kagame from last Sunday. In the spirit of Zarathustra’s prescription: for human beings to be redeemed from revenge—that is for me the bridge to the highest hope, and a rainbow after long storms. comes this story: Read more

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Gorgeous, marvelous, spell-binding, and awe-inspiring.  Nature is amazing (and scientific knowledge and animation capacities aren’t too shabby either). Read more

Stephane Mot’s reasons for opposing Blair, whom he labels a “fundamentalist”: Unsurprisingly, Tony Blair came out in the open as a candidate for the Presidency of Europe. The problem is that previously, he also came out in the open as a newly converted Catholic. Some – including yours truly – would rather say “born again fundamentalist”. After palling and praying around with a fundamentalist imposteur (George W. Bush), after courting a fundamentalist pope (Benedict XVI), The Right Honourable Anthony Charles… Read more

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After touring with Seth Rogen trying his hand at stand up comedy for role research for his upcoming film, Jonah Hill abandons the stage for good: Hill admits his dreams of becoming a regular stand-up were crushed by watching Rogen’s comedy routine kill crowds with laughter while he got heckled on stage. He says, “I never done stand-up comedy before… When they recognize you from a movie or something you get a free five minutes when they’re excited to see… Read more

An utterly fascinating dialogue, Coyne throughout is a novel, deeply scientifically informed, and riveting thinker and Dawkins puts exactly the right questions and brief challenges to him.  Watch all 7 parts, they’re great. Your Thoughts? Read more

The contrast: Conservative Christian reviews of the new Harry Potter movie are surprisingly positive. “As ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ opens, we are once again reminded of the characteristics that make him something of a Christ figure,” Connie Neal writes for the evangelical Christianity Today. “It is more likely that at the end of the viewing or reading, rather than the allure of magic … what remains are the scenes that evoke values such as friendship, altruism, loyalty, and… Read more

Really interesting statement in response to ridiculous questions put to him: An Eastern Cape candidate judge caused a stir before the Judicial Service Commission when he told members he left priesthood for the law because he concluded that there is no God. Senior Counsel Torquil Paterson told the JSC: “I left the church for a variety of reasons, chief among them being that I realised God does not exist. I am an atheist.” Paterson, whose lengthy theological studies included a… Read more

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