Archives for July 2012

Persecution, Preparing for Persecution

Here’s a story about persecution, and that is followed by the way not to teach our youth about persecution: CARROLLTON, Texas, July 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Gospel for Asia (GFA) officials have confirmed that a senior mission leader in India has been abducted by a terrorist group. On July 23, around 7 p.m., Pastor Ponnachan [Read More…]

American Nuns vs. the Vatican

Laurie Goodstein: Dissent within the Catholic Church calls for some levels of nuance most of us non-Catholics don’t comprehend, such as obedience to superiors, and this recent dustup between the American nuns and the Pope has within the potential for significant problems. No doubt, many of the anti-institutional Christians of our day see this as [Read More…]

Evolutionary Creation in the News (RJS)

BioLogos has received a good deal of press in recent weeks. The series Southern Baptist Voices has been an impetus for much of this press. One of the primary reasons for this series is a belief, deep and sincere, that we are brothers and sisters in Christ first – not opponents or enemies to be [Read More…]

A Radical Shift

I’m making a radical shift in my reading, but I’m announcing it because I have my doubts that I can sustain the shift. I may need some help. You may need to sit down. This is big. Readers of the Jesus Creed blog know by now that I’m horrible at reading novels. I try to [Read More…]

Curiosity’s Claim

From Maria Papova: In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, ideas that we [Read More…]

Global Warming, New Study

From Joe Romm: With the added bit to this story that these are reports from those who have been skeptical of human-caused global warming trends. “The decadal land-surface average temperature using a 10-year moving average of surface temperatures over land. Anomalies are relative to the Jan 1950 – December 1979 mean. The grey band indicates [Read More…]

Jeff Cook, Wanting God to Exist is More Important than …

Wanting God to Exist is More Important Than Believing in God Jeff Cook, details at the bottom of the post, always offers here a set of ideas worth considering. Many of you know that I find Jeff’s voice not only important but insightful — stubbornly thoughtful as I see him — and a voice that [Read More…]

Women and Habituation

What does it take to resist habituation? Pointed question: Who has more time for leisure in your home? Male or female? This post is from CBE: Susan Howell, Ed.D. is professor of Psychology at Campbellsville University, where she teaches classes in gender, development, and the integration of psychology with faith. Susan has written for CBE [Read More…]

Lut’ran Air

Have you ever flown Lut’ran Airlines? [Read more…]

Fareed on Guns

From CNN: Most of the pundits have concluded that the main cause of this calamity is the dark, strange behavior of the gunman. Talking about anything else, they say, is silly. The New York Times’ usually extremely wise columnist, David Brooks,explains that this is a problem of psychology, not sociology. At one level, this makes sense, of [Read More…]