Archives for Oct 2, 2012 @ 17:28

Drill, Baby, Drill

Well, not what you think: Drilling to the earth’s mantle is hard. This may be about to change with a $1 billion mission to drill 6 km (3.7 miles) beneath the seafloor to reach the Earth’s mantle — a 3000 km-thick layer of slowly deforming rock between the crust and the core which makes up the majority [Read More…]

Polling Bias? He Says No

From 3 Quarks Daily: [Read more…]

Cutthroat vs. Cuddly Capitalism

From Lane Kenworthy: Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Thierry Verdier have a new paper that asks “Can’t We All Be More Like Scandinavians?” Their answer is no. The answer follows from a model they develop in which Countries choose between two types of capitalism. “Cutthroat” capitalism provides large financial rewards to successful entrepreneurship. This yields high income [Read More…]

Origen on Origins, Adam, and Eve (RJS)

The fourth chapter of Peter Bouteneff’s book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives looks at the role the creation narrative plays in the existing works of two somewhat controversial early Christian thinkers and writers – Tertullian (around 200; ca. 160 – ca. 225) and Origen (ca.185-254).  Tertullian is sketched briefly, and Origen [Read More…]

To a Concerned Friend: A Pastor’s Response

This post is by our friend and blogger and routine commenter here, Jim Martin. He is responding to yesterday’s post about homeschooling. Jim is the preacher at Crestview Christian Church, and his contact info is at the bottom of his response: It is difficult to see a family self-destruct.  It is especially difficult to watch [Read More…]

To a Concerned Friend: Is homeschooling for all?

This response to our homeschooling letter is from someone well known to the Jesus Creed blog,  a homeschooler, Helen Lee. Helen has impressed us all with her intelligence, Christian maturity, and thoughtfulness when it comes to missional home living. To a Concerned Friend… As I read the letter posted here yesterday from the concerned friend [Read More…]