Archives for Jul 22, 2011 @ 17:47

Cana Justified

This proves making water into wine was a very good thing. If consumed in moderation. Yet another study has emerged attempting to pinpoint the foods that do and don’t make us fat. As usual, the findings of this latest one from Harvard mostly line up with basic common sense — fries are bad, veggies are good, [Read More…]

Jerusalem: Caiaphas’ Palace

Identifying places in Jerusalem is not always simple, and there are always differences between scholars, but there’s a good chance the pictures below depict Caiaphas’ palace, where Jesus was both tried and held captive. Our tour group stood in the bottom of the holding cell, we read a psalm of suffering, and then sang Amazing [Read More…]

Religion and Intelligence

By Denyse O’Leary, at “Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply a matter of the IQ. Academics have higher IQs than the general population,” says Ulster University academic Richard Lynn. “Several Gallup poll studies of the general population have shown that those with higher IQs tend [Read More…]

EndNote Users, Can You Help?

I’m a Luddite at times and am totally unaware of what everyone else is using, and evidently one of those applications/programs everyone is using is EndNote. A friend told me about it, said I really need to get it, and after he told me what it did — automatically programming footnotes and composing bibliography — [Read More…]

The Problem with Biblicism 2

Christian Smith, in his new book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. Buy this book, read it slowly and carefully, and ponder it … because this book is a very serious call [Read More…]

Two Tims on David Platt

I begin with a brief notice of a series Tim Dalrymple is doing on David Platt’s radical project, who opens with this: What has been most encouraging about the phenomenon of David Platt’s Radical — it’s spent 55 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback advice, and the follow-up Radical Together recently hit bookshelves [Read More…]