Law: The American NAtional Park Police seem to believe a man handing out poppies (what we Canadians know as a symbol of war veterans) is a panhandler. Evil?: GetReligion comments on the story of a young man who killed himself by overdose while many watched over webcam feed. Reading: Tim Challies posts a series of … Continue reading Online Reading (Nov 25, 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 … Continue reading Online Reading (October 21, 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 … Continue reading Online Reading (October 15, 2008)
Weirdness: the Telegraph reports thatAl-Queda in Iraq claims that women buying "suggestive vegetables" like cucumbers is un-Islamic. Anglicanism: John Stackhouse speaks of the collapse of the world's largest small group, the Anglican Church Cultural Weirdness: A gust of wind caused an inflatable dog turd to wreak havoc in Switzerland. Compassion?: The Unabomber claims that a … Continue reading Online Reading (August 13, 2008)
Air Rage: A Hockey player seems to mistake the cabin of an airplane for the ice. Shooting: A truck driver shoots up a Unitarian Church because of their "liberal" ideas. Blogging: GetReligion points out the problem of using comment tallies as a grading of a post's value.
Law: Courts in Pakistan say that two kidnapped Christian girls "converted" to Islam and so cannot be returned to their families. Environment: A theological thinking about ecology when we believe the world is going to end. Morality: Albert Mohler comments on Rational Choice Theory as a basis of morality. Campus Ministry: John Stackhouse provides some … Continue reading Online Reading (July 18, 2008)
Culture: A comedian (Guy Earle) is having a benefit in Toronto to pay for his legal costs since the BC Human Rights Tribunal decided it had jurisdiction to censor his stand up show. Politics: George Bush promises to keep pressuring China on religious freedom.... but he's still going to the Olympics. Theology: A New Book … Continue reading Online Reading (July 15, 2008)