Elsewhere: A New-Earth, Cussin', Submission, and Ayn Rand on Symbolism

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. Alan Are we at war with Islam? No, and according to the Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense, to spread that idea is “to aid and abet that effort to advance [al-Qaida’s] propaganda goal.” What’s a symbol? Why do authors use them? What do they mean? A sixteen-year-old kid asks Jack Kerouac, … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Motown Nickelback, Serious Ninja Movies, and Skyrim

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. Brad If this story is actually true, this may be the luckiest, craziest thing I have ever read. A few evangelicals offer differing perspectives on the “most important voting issue.” Nickelback does MoTown. All this video needs is more tambourine. Best Review of a Game Review...EVER!! Go! You go now and look at … [Read more...]

Elswhere: Videogames, Virtual Schools, Klosterman, and Gay Penguins

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. Drew I wrote on how Batman is a Christ-figure in Batman: Arkham City for Think Christian. Britton Peele shares a brief history of Christian videogame interpretation as well as a defense of how he can be a Christian and play Grand Theft Auto IV. Matthew Lee Anderson gives a helpful summary of the Mohler/Wallis … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Scandals, Acting, Politics, and Infographics

Jason Is the ability to “hate well” necessary to be a good judge of style and aesthetics? Albert Mohler describes how the Penn State scandal and Joe Paterno’s firing “must shake the entire nation into a new moral awareness.” Mexico’s infamous drug cartels have killed yet another person for criticizing them in social media. Here’s a list of the world’s eight worst fonts (and no, Comic Sans isn’t among them). Google+ is doomed, doomed I tell you. Brad Here’s a good … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Walking Dead Theology, Anonymous vs Los Zetas, and Bieber Baby

Drew John MacArthur is “encouraging” the Young Restless and Reformed again.Matthew Lee Anderson has written a helpful summary of the Mohler/Wallis debateon social justice and the mission of the church. Our very own Rich Clark wrote a fascinating review of Battlefield 3 that has me rethinking some of my frustrations with war games. Gus Mastrapa shares a list of things that he ate in Skyrim--the fact that I found this article compelling is either due to Mastrapa being a compelling writer or … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: The Fashion of OWS, Social Justice, Halloween, Sex Ed, and Traffic

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. Drew Relevant published two rather different but interesting articles on Occupy Wall Streetrecently. One by Brett McCracken and another by Sarah Bessey. The Fashion of Occupy Wall Street. Albert Mohler and Jim Wallis debated last night on whether social justice is the mission of the church. If the debate … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Honoring Steve Jobs, Immigration Crackdown, Hipster Sports Fans

Jason There are plenty of Steve Jobs-related pieces floating around the web, including one of my own. But I think that John Gruber’s is my favorite. Calvin Seminary has recently started a fascinating series of articles on religion and science titled “What I Wish My Pastor Knew...”. The New York Times recently explained why you really, truly love your iPhone. However, neuroscientist Tal Yarkoni calls foul on the piece and explains why it’s all bunk. PopMatters looks at Andrei Tarkovsky … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Robertson "Clarifies", Bell Goes to Hollywood, Dogs Surf

Jason Pat Robertson says he was “misinterpreted” when he said that a man ought to divorce his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife. Russell D. Moore responds to Robertson’s response. How Doctor Who Became My Religion DC Comics recently “sexed up” a character named Starfire, and author Michele Lee asked her seven-year-old daughter — a big fan of Starfire — what she thought of the changes. Rich This is the most confounding headline you will read in a while: ABC But Spiritual Drama From … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Toys for Girls, Pat Robertson, The End of Men, Tea Party Zombies, Apple, etc.

Drew Alisa Harris brings up some excellent points about protecting your children in light of the launch of PastorMark.tv Michael Thomson of Slate wrote an article titled, “Shooting Gallery: Why aren’t their civilians in military videogames?” which spawned my article this week on When Games Matter. Cathy Lynn Grossman reports for USA Today, citing research from George Barna, that more Americans are tailoring religion to fit their needs. Sadly few people know who Eugene Nida is. I love … [Read more...]


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