Weekly Meanderings

Kris found this B&B outside Siena.
And our room is in one of the towers.

Castello.jpgWith friends staying at our home, we departed the USA Wednesday so my links aren’t as bountiful as they might be, but there’s some good stuff here…

Treasure this one….

Interview with AN Wilson, who recently returned to the faith. (HT: JC via Twitter)

A titan among NT scholars passes away: Martin Hengel.

It’s fun but it’s very, very serious stuff for many of us. (HT: CB)
This is serious stuff too.
And this too. (HT: TH via Twitter)
One more serious one.

LL Barkat puts up poetic pieces all the time. iMonk always puts up good posts, and this one on internet spirituality is special. Thanks Michael. Brett puts up good posts, too, and this one on Calvin is good. Our friend Tom Smith has a wonderful, deep reflection on the Lord’s Prayer in South Africa. Missio Lux, Tamara and missional living.

What is the Christian life? Mark Roberts starts a new series — follow it.

Tweet of the week: my son “wonders when everything that is coincidence is now described as irony. Look up the definition of ironic, peeps; it’s not what you think!” (lukasmcknight)

2d Tweet of the week: AndyStanley: “Sandra sent Allie and me grocery shopping with a list. I’m not really a list person. So we are pretty much following our appetite.”

Great tweets in history. (HT: JC via Tweetie)

My favorite twitter.

Well, maybe not! Well, maybe it will (or close to it)!

ProsperityG.jpg1. The prosperity gospel examined.
2. The stimulus package examined.
3. Calvin’s 500th, and this piece by Richard Mouw puts it together for me.
4. Is this why we have the stimulus package?
5. Some illegal immigrants return and struggle to re-assimilate: good story.
6. I like this suggestion.
7. The secret is not to care — what do you think?
8. A balancing act about Francis Collins, but the journalist is in Collins’ corner.
9. Low point of coverage this week: Dowd, who has become obsessed.
10. Jane Roe protests Sotomayer.
11. Finally, we have an explanation to what ails us.


We’re missing one of the best sports events of the year, The Open at Turnberry, so steal a few minutes for me!


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  • Good links, as always.
    I wonder just what A.N. Wilson’s take is on evolution, and if he’s open to the possibility that it is wrong. Though he just mentions Darwin’s gradualism, which of course is running into difficulties.
    I can see how both Creation Science and ID people would take his thoughts as a complete denial of evolution. Though I’m not sure they really are.

  • Interesting, from the author James Le Fanu, whom A.N. Wilson cites.

  • ChrisB

    How did a guy who tried to blow up Hitler become patron saint of pacifists?

  • RJS

    According to Merriam Webster. I like def. 1

  • Pat

    The Gapfinder was very interesting. To think the life expectancy for some is an age I’ve already surpassed and their income is pitifully low. On the other hand, there’s Japan with a higher life expectancy with slightly less income than the U.S. So, would you rather have long life and less money, or more money and less life?

  • Patrick

    Just back from Turnberry (just across the Irish sea for us) and thought I’d bring an eyewitness report for Jesus Creed 🙂 If heaven is this earth renewed, maybe Turnberry was a glimpse of it … (apologies to non-golfers). A beautiful setting beside the pounding ocean; a stiff breeze whistling over the dunes; the sun breaking through billowing clouds; a majestic course that demanded the very best from the very best; and a dramatic plot with a lone heroic figure defying not just the odds but logic, age, and history itself – climaxing with a sudden, agonising twist at the end. Phew. Truth is much stranger than fiction. Here’s a question – why did pretty well everyone there (including me) desperately want Tom Watson to win?