Archives for Dec 5, 2011 @ 20:02

Good for Them!

The Kentucky Free Will Baptist church that banned interracial marriage as well as the public use of the gifts of said persons has reversed its decision: An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that decision Sunday, saying it welcomes all believers. Stacy [Read More…]

Tracking Down Jesus

By Jeff Shapiro: One security company is offering a solution to the problem of stolen baby Jesus figurines from Nativity displays by giving organizations GPS tracking devices. “The holidays are about helping people,” said Todd Morris, CEO of BrickHouse Security in New York. “The theft and vandalism of treasured holiday figures is a problem we [Read More…]

What Kind of Giver Are You?

By Molly Lyons: A study published this year in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that while gift recipients are happier with gifts they’ve explicitly asked for, givers think that gifts they’ve picked out on their own are seen as more considerate and better appreciated. What’s more, research led by Mary Steffel, a post-doctoral fellow [Read More…]

Banning e-mail at work?

From The Atlantic: What would happen if you couldn’t e-mail colleagues at work? What would happen if you didn’t have to read e-mails from colleagues at work? One of the largest technology companies in Europe is looking to ban office email. Are they ahead of the curve, or are they totally ignoring the origins of [Read More…]

Pacifism vs. Christology 3 (by T)

This series is by “T”. He’s developing ideas that need to be at work when we think of violent people and how to respond. We’re continuing our discussion of some of the New Testament’s most central themes, attempting to lay a proper, Christological foundation for discussing issues of how Christ’s followers are to deal with [Read More…]

Calvinism: My History 1

I was fortunate to have gone to college at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, and one of the high fortunes was that Grand Rapids was filled with bookstores and book-reading folks. As a student I came into contact with some Calvinist friends, and that set me off into reading Calvinism, and beside the standard textbooks [Read More…]