Elsewhere: Balking Dawkins, the "Age" of Instagram, Grand Grantland, and the Music of 1991

Rich
What do Military Shooters Leave Out?

Here’s a thoughtful piece on the rising star of Lana Del Rey.

We’re all adults here, right? Batman: Arkham City’s Weird “Bitch” Fixation

Does playing Wolfenstein 3D provide catharsis for young Israelis?

Really looking forward to having an iPhone 4S in my hands so I can try some of this stuff.

Grantland in print: this is going to be awesome.

Alan
Richard Dawkins is all, “Ha, I ain’t debatin’ with you, ‘William’ Lane Craig, fool” (not a direct quote). Seriously, I have mixed feelings: on the one hand Dawkins’ “genocide” argument is weak, but on the other hand I’m not too thrilled with the debate circuit or Craig’s apparent insistence that Dawkins debate him.

A recent study shows that marriage rates are on the decline for Blacks and the less educated. This has serious implications for our society.

Joe Carter at First Things has some strong words for Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens, the two evangelicals whose New York Times Op-Ed recently condemned evangelicals’ rejection of reason.

Is evil biologically determined? Do we have freewill? Is there any such thing as “evil”? The answers are not as clear as some pop-science books would have you believe.

An atheist makes an argument for why Dawkins and company are wrong to dismiss religion.

Who cares about the nameless dead in Nigeria? This man does, and he tweets about them. This fantastic article (which I wish I had time to respond to) raises some interesting questions about the ethics of taking pleasure in the deaths of others.

Kirk
Very good article on the pros and cons of “the age of Instagram” (i.e. is it a good thing that anybody can make anything look pretty with no skill and minimal effort?).

Though I am not myself one of the ladies, I stumbled across this humorous article on the quirks of modern women’s ministry and enjoyed it nonetheless.

The executive director of ministries for Pine Cove Christian camps wrote a great article called “how to read a book in an hour”

“Enough with the stupid studies.”

Jason
Marconi Union has recorded “the world’s most relaxing song”.

1991 was a really great year for music, thanks to the release of such seminal albums as Nirvana’s Nevermind, U2’s Achtung Baby, and My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. The Washington Post, however, lists a few 1991 albums that might get overlooked.

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