Archives for Jun 2, 2011 @ 19:41

New Bishop of Durham

For those of you who don’t know, this is Tom Wright’s successor as Bishop of Durham. 02 June 2011 The new Bishop Designate of Durham was announced today – on Ascension Day, one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. The Very Revd Justin Welby is currently Dean of Liverpool where he was [Read More…]

Israel’s Defensible Borders

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Reason and Truth

Fascinating study: Last July, opening the Edge Seminar, “The New Science of Morality”, Jonathan Haidt digressed to talk about two recently-published papers in Behavioral and Brain Sciences which he believed were “so important that the abstracts from them should be posted in psychology departments all over the country.” One of the papers “Why Do Humans Reason? Arguments for an Argumentative [Read More…]

What’s right for one is a right for all

From Psychology Today, by Dave Niose: If atheists take over America in a generation or two, you can thank (or blame, depending on how you view it) Jay Sekulow. Anyone immersed in the culture wars knows Sekulow, who currently runs the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the Religious Right’s answer to the ACLU. Founded [Read More…]

The Search for the Historical Adam (RJS)

The June 2011 cover story in Christianity Today is a summary of the state of the discussion about the understanding of Adam and Eve in our church. The subtitle lays it out – “Some scholars believe genome science casts doubt on the existence of the first man and woman. Others say the integrity of the [Read More…]

I Liked Jesus Better Then 2

There is a time to lay quietly and a time to thrash about, and there’s a time to honor the church and there’s a time to warn the church. And warn the church is exactly what Rubel Shelly does in his new book, I Knew Jesus Before He Was a Christian… And I Liked Him [Read More…]