Archives for September 2013

Introvert and a Teacher

Excellent article brought to my attention about teachers and introversion: On his third day as a teacher, John Spencer lost his temper entirely. His students were working on a collage project, and the classroom was full of ebullient cutting, gluing and painting. Not wanting to dampen the children’s creativity, Spencer had avoided overburdening them with [Read More…]

Flip Flops and Your Feet

From ZocDoc: Via ZocDoc and NY Daily News. [Read more…]

Good Samaritan Story

Because of travel to speaking events I will not have Weekly Meanderings today, and probably not next week, but instead we’ll have a few links scattered throughout the morning. Enjoy one at a time. From AP News: A fund for a homeless man who turned in a backpack with more than $40,000 inside has collected [Read More…]

A What? Bookless Library!

From NPR: An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio. On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech library explains how its patrons can access free eBooks [Read More…]

Journeying through Churches

Michelle Van Loon‘s “confession” and lessons: For several years, I served as the Communications Director for a ministry that networked Evangelical and a few Mainline congregations for purposes of service/outreach, learning, fellowship, and prayer. Someone once asked me what it was like to interact with people of so many different doctrinal convictions and practices. I [Read More…]

New Freedoms at Moody

Alcohol consumption has a history in the USA — including the prohibition movement — and a history in some churches. Alcohol consumption was connected to holiness and holiness to not consuming alcohol, and they wrap it all up into communities who commit themselves to such a view and out comes social pressure … and this [Read More…]

Pastors and People, by John Frye

By John Frye: Hebrews 13: Pastors and People Hebrews 13 is a good chapter for pastors to visit regularly. Hebrews 13 ends the fascinating book with some personal and pastoral exhortations and a concluding, majestic benediction. The author’s concern is for the enduring, holy stability of the Christian community that is facing hostile and turbulent [Read More…]

Greg Boyd and the Bible

Jonathan Merritt’s excellent interview with Greg Boyd is here, and you can read the whole at that link, but here’s a clip: JM: In Benefit of the Doubt, you advise people to believe in the Bible because they believe in Jesus, not the other way around. What do you mean by this, and why do you feel it is [Read More…]

Strange Driving Laws

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. [Read more…]

Reflections on Reading Genesis 1-3 (RJS)

We have posted several times over the last few months on Genesis 1-3 and on Prof. John Walton’s approach to Genesis 1-3.  Scot called it a Game-Changer in the Genesis 1-2 debates in a post that attracted a great deal of attention. A few months ago I had the opportunity to listen to Walton present [Read More…]