Breakfast Links for 12/14/12 – Hobbit on Steroids; Verbal Autopsies; NASA vs. the Mayans


Jeffery Overstreet, Patheos/Good Letters: “But where Tolkien served the head and the heart, Jackson serves the appetite for adrenalin rush.”

Bradley Abramson, Christian Post: Merry Atheistic Nothingness

Kathryn Jean Lopez, Catholic Impulse: Sandra Fluke for Time’s Woman of the Year

John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious Bench: “Human beings did invent religions, I told myself, but they did not invent God. They set up religions as a way of experiencing and re-experiencing their feeling that a God who lay beyond all human reckoning was somehow present in their midst.”

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., The Baptist Press: Newsweek vs. the New Testament

Tim Dalrymple, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “Move too far to the Left and you’re no longer really a Christian.  Move too far to the Right and you’re just a nut-job, but a saved nut-job.  That seems to be the assumption.”

John Hawkins, Townhall.Com: Myths Liberals Created About Themselves

Michael D. Lemonick, Time: NASA vs. Maya – End of the World Madness

Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR: Verbal Autopsies and Death

Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics: The Real ‘Fat Cats’


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