Flotsam and jetsam (7/6)
- Larry Hurtado has started a new blog. He’s already posted a couple of videos that look interesting. This one should definitely be worth following. (HT Near Emmaus)
- New Leaven has an interesting discussion of whether Jesus really suffered, or whether he actually had a pretty cushy life compared to the kinds of suffering experienced by other people.
- NPR considers a claim that Plato hid a secret musical code inside his written works indicating that Plato was actually a closet Pythagorean.
- Parchment and Pen has begun a series on the Top Ten Biblical Discoveries in Archeology.
- ERB has some good review this week including Mark Shaw’s Global Awakening: How 20th Century Revivals Triggered A Christian Revolution, Greg Boyd’s Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now, and Jürgen Moltman’s Sun of Righteousness Arise! God’s Future for Humanity and the Earth.
- The New York Times reports on the rise of the religious left and the significance that this has for political discourse today.
- Mark Goodacre has been adding quite a few resources over at NT Gateway.
- Richard Beck asks why social scientists haven’t paid more attention to the impact that trintiarian beliefs may (or my not) have on the actual lives of Christians.
- Jim West reports a study indicating that people read slower on e-readers like the Kindle and iPad, but like them better than traditional books anyway. Apparently speed isn’t everything.