Flotsam and jetsam (7/10)
Just a couple of quick links today:
- Here’s David Mitchell offering his explanation of why addressing climate change is like cleaning your room – it’s not fun, but you have to do it or you won’t get any pudding. (HT Byron Smith)
- Apparently there’s a drug cartel in Mexico that uses John Eldredge’s book Wild at Heart to enhance is recruitment and retention strategies. (HT Joe Carter)
- JR Daniel Kirk wants to know why people have a hard time seeing the possibility of historical development in how we should view women in ministry in the same way that the church saw historical development in its understanding of the Trinity – i.e. they both contained implicit elements in the NT that could be developed more fully later. (Hint: It’s because some people think the NT explicitly says not to develop your theology in that direction.)
- Larry Hurtado points out a database of resources at the University of Edinburgh. It’s pretty sparse at the moment, but it might be worth keeping an eye on.
- Here’s an article from the Economist last week on the rise of fundamentlism in the horn of Africa.
- Bobby Valentine gives his “anti-creed,” a list of things he does not believe. Interesting approach. (HT Joel)