Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More links, hot and otherwise

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Anabaptist book is tribute to Patterson -- "The volume largely entails essays presented at Southwestern's conference on Anabaptists in January 2012..."
City of Sterling, Colorado Backpeddles, will allow "Jesus" to be engraved on tombstone -- "Needless to say, it didn't take long for the city to start backpedalling; issuing a statement that there had been an 'error' in the cemetery director's decision....Ya' think?"
* Sardis Primitive Baptist Church -- "Sardis Primitive Baptist Church was constituted on January 7, 1821 to serve the needs of the growing population in Charlton County, GA."
* Steven Furtick and Elevation Church under critical scrutiny -- "[Furtick’s salary]… is set not by a group of lay members of the church, but by a board of five out-of-town pastors."
* Teaching Hebrew as a Living Language "..I decided to speak to her in Hebrew and after an agonizing minute all that came out was that I speak Hebrew. (My performance clearly contradicted that statement.)"
* The Bible Paradox -- "...we as a culture have invested the words of this book with amazing authority even when we don't know what these words are and what they mean."
* The Preacher and the Text -- "Affirming inerrancy in writing and conversation appears lame if it does not change the way that the preacher handles the biblical text in the pulpit."
* The Relative Unimportance of Redefining Marriage -- "The homosexual obsession is but one symptom of a culture that makes sex everything."
* Want Your Youngest Child to Achieve? Treat Him Like He's Your Oldest -- "...parents of earlier-born children were harder on them when they brought home poor grades than they were with later-born children."
* What Does the Bible Say About Cremation? -- "...the Bible doesn’t prescribe any method as the proper method for burial. It is silent on the issue."
* Why Roland Allen’s 100-Year-Old Book Continues to Challenge -- "It is rare to find a book recommended more highly a century after its initial publication than when it was released."

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