Archives for Sep 18, 2012 @ 13:20

The Problem of Disconnection

By Richard Florida, from The Atlantic, where you can read the full article: More than one in seven young Americans are “disconnected” from work and from school, according to a report released Thursday by the Social Science Research Council‘s Measure of America project. The report (PDF) is based on data from the U.S. Census and [Read More…]

Adam, Original Sinner not Origin of Sin (RJS)

Peter Bouteneff, in the second chapter of his book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives, discusses the uses of the creation narrative in the New Testament. The most important New Testament references are in the Pauline literature – which Bouteneff takes to include Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Thessalonians, as well as the [Read More…]

Orthodoxy’s Postage Stamp

Christian orthodoxy’s postage stamp is that the resurrection occurred. What really matters, the letter or the envelope, is the crucifixion. We argue intelligently and vociferously and annually (at Easter) that the resurrection occurred, we denounce those who say it didn’t happen, and we applaud those who defend it in apologetics. And it matters enormously for our [Read More…]