Breakfast Links for 11/15/12: Nothingness Overturned; Strike a Light; Fear Increasing

Margarita A. Mooney, Patheos/Black, White and Gray: “Well, maybe these women believe they are responsible for where they are  because if they didn’t believe they were responsible for their problems, how would they have hope that they could take control of their lives and have a better future? I mean, people who are already beaten down in this world don’t just want to go to a church that is going to tell them they are not in control of their lives. They do want someone to tell them that they can have a better life if they do things they can control, and that they can pray to God for help and he will hear them.”

Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic: “To be virtuous is to participate in his victory. To be virtuous is to have everlasting life, which is everlasting existence, which is the final, irrevocable end of Nothingness and the death of Death.”

Owen Strachan, Patheos/Thoughtlife: “In the darkness, strike a light, and plunge back into the valley of the shadow of death, knowing that soon this darkness will pass away, and we will shine like the sun.”

Scot McKnight, Patheos/Jesus Creed: “Fear is the biggest obstacle to these followers of Jesus fully joining in his mission, whether here in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. How did this happen?”

Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “While our soldiers are risking their lives to protect us against terrorists, our intelligence agency (there’s a misnomer if there ever was one) is literally screwing around.”

Daniel Harrell, Patheos/Cultivare: “David Petraeus is all we could want in an American Bond: a hardcore patriot with the stars to prove it, stealth annihilation of nemeses on a government kill list with cool drones that sneak into enemy airspace, and now a glamorous tryst with his biographer (albeit a married mother of two which tempers the glamor a bit) who then turns on a perceived rival with catlike ferocity.”

George Zornick, The Nation: Obama in “Throw-Down” Mode on Taxes

Michael Graham, Boston Herald: Libya, Petraeus and the Limits of Credibility

Jill Filipovic, The Guardian: Trouble for Pro-Life Activists?

 

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering


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