Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Lost Message of Jesus, 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.

* Archaeologists discover ancient stamps that could support existence of the Bible's David and Solomon -- "Many historians have questioned the existence of the biblical kings Solomon and David..."
* Can gunmaker be held responsible for Newtown shooting? -- "The families of nine victims of the 2012 shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., are suing the manufacturer of the Bushman AR-15 for negligence and wrongful death."
* Florida Teen Recovering From Bear Attack -- "The attack happened near dusk Sunday in Eastpoint, Franklin County, on Florida’s panhandle." 
* “Is the North really any better?”: Why the region’s race politics are so misunderstood -- "...racism in America is and always has been a nationwide affair."
* OPINION: Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus -- "Today, in the 2lst century, as we the human family face increasing violence, we are challenged to admit that we are on the wrong path..."
* Reflections on Assurance -- "By 'Christian assurance', I refer to a Christian believer's confidence that he or she is already in a right standing with God..."
* The Conversation About Sexual Assault is Missing the Mark -- "From UVA to the White House, James Lorello says when it comes to sexual assault  we’re not getting to the root of the issue."
* Two Things Pro-Choice Advocates Need to Hear -- "I thought the mantra of the day was, 'I believe in science.' Science is not your friend if you are a pro-choicer."
* Weighing up the evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus’ -- "Discussions over whether the figure known as the 'Historical Jesus' actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists."
* When Racism Intersects With Absurdity -- "Understanding of and appreciation for the Constitution cannot be encased on the narrow parameters of one's feelings."
* Why 1940s America wasn’t as religious as you think — the rise and fall of American religion -- "It’s common for people to believe that religion was always more vibrant in the past."

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