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.

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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.

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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).

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