Archives for Jul 2, 2013 @ 12:18

1% of the 1%

Source: Here’s a statistic that should jolt you awake like black coffee with three shots of espresso dropped in: In the 2012 election cycle, 28 percent of all disclosed donations—that’s $1.68 billion—came from just 31,385 people. Think of them as the 1 percenters of the 1 percent, the elite of the elite, the wealthiest of the [Read More…]

Bias Revealed

An excellent infographic about how Western research skews results, from Best Psychology Degrees: Source: Best Psychology Degrees [Read more…]

What Carter Said

From Jimmy Carter, on women, ordination, and the great religions: Well, religion can be, and I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great religions, the major religions, have discriminated against [Read More…]

The Age of Earth (RJS)

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on Evolution and Christian Faith that is a part of the BioLogos grant program. As I noted in my last post it is always refreshing to be part of a gathering that values intellectual engagement with our faith and incorporates worship into the meeting.  [Read More…]

“It’s easy to be pacifist in Indiana. Try Gaza!”

Non-Violence in the Early Church *The following post is adapted from Preston Sprinkle’s forthcoming book: Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2013), 187-207. Preston’s book is due to release on August 1. If the early church was pacifist, or close to it, would that impact your views for today? One [Read More…]