Some of what I’m reading and thinking about today
July 1 is a bit of a different day in Newfoundland. It is Canada Day, and so people will be celebrating the birthday of the country (149 years today), but it is also Memorial Day for Newfoundland, commemorating a disastrous battle for the Newfoundland Regiment during the first world war (100 years ago today), and more … Continue reading As Loved Our Fathers, So We Love.
Persecution: A New York Times opinion piece points out why Christians should see the white supremacist habit of picking on Black Churches as persecution of the Church. Apologetics: While (at staggeringly great length) taking issue with “natural atheology”, Edward Feser argues that Apologetics isn’t just an intellectually dishonest branch of rhetoric.Media: GetReligion today shows why … Continue reading Online Reading (June 24, 2015)
Avoiding Scandal: Marvin Olasky at World Magazine comments on a rule made by Billy Graham that may have saved Tullian Tchividjian from the present scandal. At some point I’ll need to reflect on grace in light of this. Intellectualism: An older article at the Atlantic deals with the ongoing odd assumption that intellectual rigor leads … Continue reading Online Reading (June 23, 2015)
Welcome to reading some of the things I'm finding interesting today: November 11: While in my present home of Korea, November 11 is "Peppero Day", back home in Canada, it's Remembrance day, and there is a debate this year about the white poppy as opposed to the red poppy. Abortion and Slavery: Thabiti Anyabwile gives … Continue reading Online Reading (November 9, 2010)
"If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet." Proverbs 29:9 "A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool." - Proverbs 17:10 One of the advantages of living in east Asia is that election results I'd have to … Continue reading Thoughts on Intelligence from watching Election Results.
One of the problems I've tended to have with materialism is how it seems to place into my own (subjective) mind (actually brain... and hence render them largely delusional as it relate to the universe itself). This isn't only the case with my religious ideas, but also the ideas I have of good and evil, and … Continue reading Is it really beautiful?