Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sprinkled Baptists, and other links

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

* 10 Bizarre Ways to Die -- "Isadora Duncan, a popular American dancer in the 1920s, was strangled to death after her scarf got caught up in the axle of the car she was riding in."
* 10 Features of Superb Sleepers -- "They don't view sleep as an escape from waking nor as time subtracted from it, but as an experience that absolutely enhances life."
* Gay debate challenges traditional definitions of ‘evangelical’ -- "...for most evangelicals, it was more or less a given that all sexuality outside of man-woman marriage is sinful. Not so much anymore."
* Homosexuality May Have Evolved In Humans Because It Helps Us Bond, Scientists Say -- "An intriguing theory, for sure. But not everyone is buying the new research."
* Ministerial Ordination -- "I do not believe that ministerial ordination, as traditionally practiced in Baptist churches, has a biblical basis."
Student punished for preaching sues Everett school district -- “Leal is described in the lawsuit as a 'young man who is a practitioner of the Christian faith' who believes he should convey his beliefs to others.”
* The Best Sandwich From Each State -- "...Business Insider...went around the country to determine each state's best sandwich."
* The painful backlash against ‘no-excuses’ school discipline -- "New Orleans schools, which have taken the experiment with paternalistic public education to a new extreme, have been at the forefront of extending regimented discipline to the high school level.
* The SPRINKLED Baptist Convention? -- "We have never before created a class of sprinkled Southern Baptists."

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