Culture, Law, Politics, scripture

Online Reading (October 21, 2008)

Aid Work: The Taliban shoots to death a Christian woman working with the handicapped in Kabul. (Can’t have Christians doing nice stuff for the disabled, after all). The BBC does a special report on the dangers facing aid workers

U.S. Politics: I wonder how a libertarian squares a vote with the apparently socialist leanings of this candidate for president.

More U.S. Politics: William Kristol in the New York Times writes on the question of intellectualism and populism in politics.

Canadian Law: Ezra Levant (who gets many complaints against him in human rights tribunals) points out the troubling fact that the federal commission is apparently censoring the accused’s defense.

Archeology, Culture, Politics, scripture, theology

Online Reading (October 17, 2008)

Archaeology: The tomb of one of Marcus Aurelius’ generals is found in Rome.

Politics (sorta): Kenyan officials want an upgrade to the airport in Kisumu (Kenya) so that Air Force One can land there if Barack Obama is elected president. Obama also has a beer named after him there.

Religion and speech: Apparently it’s anti-Hindu to report the anti-Christian violence in Orissa. After all, it’s the missionaries’ fault for actually giving people an option other than Hinduism.

College Ministries: Russel Moore writes about the need to be not just in a campus ministry, but also a Church.

Culture, Law, scripture, theology

Online Reading (October 15, 2008)

*phew* lots to read today

Exegesis: A new site gives a tutorial on Biblical Arcing (a method of understanding texts by grapically representing the flow of the argument). If you prefer the method in a regular text, try “Interpreting the Pauline Epistles” by Tom Schreiner.

Study Bible: Speaking of which, today marks the launch of the ESV Study Bible, of which Tom Schreiner is one of the contributors. There is also a preview of the online version for the book of Matthew.

Culture: France’s political establishment warns that soccer matches in France may be called off if fans (often immigrants cheering the country of their birth)  jeer at the French National Anthem.

Pluralism: The Buddhists in South Korea are angry, believing that the Presbyterian president of the country is discriminating against them.

Law: an expression of the pain caused by legal “fishing expedition” medical malpractice filings (and the detriment to culture as a whole).

History: as an unmarried, balding, unemployed wannabe pastor with crooked legs, I am somewhat encouraged by the Historical Paul.

More History: An article debunking the idea that the majority of educated ancients believed that the world was flat (apologies to Washington Irving).