Flotsam and jetsam (12/2)
- Elijah Davidson discusses The Gospel of “Glee”
“Glee” is conversational. The show succeeds, I think, because it examines the pressing issues of our day in a humorous, pop-song inundated way. “Glee,” like most good art, doesn’t dictate, it discusses. As Christians especially, we ought to join this discussion.
- Here’s an interesting post on Christian ghostwriting. I guess I’m not surprised, but I didn’t realize how common ghostwriting was in the Christian world.
I believe Christian ghostwriting is a scandal waiting to explode. If we in the Christian community don’t clean up our act soon, we’re going to face widespread loss of credibility.
- Julian Freeman continues the conversation about the New Calvinism with a post on “The ‘New’ Calvinism: Stupid, Salvation, or Save-able?” HT
It is interesting to me that there in the last couple of weeks I have happened across several different takes on what is commonly being called ‘the New Calvinism’. The range in perspectives has been interesting to observe.
- HuffPo has an interesting post on a Buddhist view of the self and the way that memory constrains our freedom to experience the world and fully be our “true” selves.
For most people, realizing that most of what you think, do and feel is nothing but the activation of stored memory is unsettling, for it smacks the popular notion of who we think we are right in the face. This truth not only exposes that we are not as free as we like to believe, but that we are not fully present to the people and things in our life as well.
- The Karl Barth Blog Conference continues with a post on “Beauty, Glory and Trinity in Karl Barth and David Bentley Hart“
- And, in case you’re trying to keep up and look all “hip” in front of the kids, here’s the complete list of Grammy nominees.