I’ve got things to share, and none of them were created by me. There are things on my mind, that I’d like to write about. Like a defense of church, despite how screwed up it is. And an exploration of why adolescent boys are so much like the dog from “Up”. And a confession of my ongoing struggle not be judgmental. And a tribute to the terrific class I’ve had the pleasure of teaching this summer. Also, how fantastically creepy was Conrad Veidt in The Hands of Orlac! The physicality he brought to that performance! Amazing.
Well, anyway, there’s no time for that now, but maybe later. In the meantime, here are a few links I’ve thrown together in no particular order. Maybe I’ll do this every week.
Her.meneutics responded to the controversy around wifely submission by running back to back interviews with an egalitarian theologian, William Webb, and a complimentarian, Russell Moore. The idea of posing the same questions to both men was an interesting one, although I thought both interview were a bit shallow.
Speaking of the gender issue, I really appreciate this post from Rachel Held Evans: We’re Civil as Heck (But We’re Not Going to Take it Anymore). Love this line:
The most effective voices we can bring to this conversation will come from women who are funny, smart, civil and so informed about the content and context of Scripture that they can respond with wit and wisdom whenever it is used against them.
Agreed. I hope we’re raising women like that in our family.
If you haven’t seen this college application (actually written by a high schooler for a humorous writing contest), well, you should. He was the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” way back in the ’90s.
What’s so bad about Thomas Kinkade? I mean, aside from his urinating on Winnie the Pooh? Simcah Fisher has a smart, significant and, as always, funny post on the problem with the “Painter of Light.” Definitely worth reading, as the critique applies to more than just Kinkade.
There are a lot of people talking about the historicity of Adam and Eve right now. Scot McKnight’s contribution to the conversation makes sense to me. He also posted a fascinating piece on the success of Finland’s educational system. I’m thinking the U.S. could learn a thing or three.
Finally – if you pay no attention to anything else in this post, at least watch this video. It’s life changing. And by life changing I mean it may produce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But it will be totally worth it.
I did really like squirrels as a young teen.
Hey! You came out of your underrealms and commented! I think I have just the squirrel for you….I’ll put it on FB.
That Tomas Kinkaid article was great. I despise the man’s work but have never really analysed it much. I love her last line: that his “view of the world is not just tacky, it’s anti-Incarnational”. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad to hear that someone else appreciated what Simcah had to say. I have enough friends who like Kinkade’s paintings that I almost felt guilty linking to that.
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