Flotsam and jetsam (12/28)

It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality is, we’re freezing not in spite of climate change but because of it.

It is unfortunate that we divide action and contemplation. It is unfortunate that we sometimes suspect those who pursue a robust inner life.

In short, both Jewish and Christian traditions treat him as Herod the Terrible. The historian, however, is fully aware, despite Herod’s grave shortcomings, of his unparalleled political and cultural accomplishments….All in all, in view of these unquestionable achievements Herod deserves to be known as the one and only Herod the Great.

A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old and resemble those of other remains of modern man, known scientifically as Homo sapiens, found in Israel. The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half as old.

  • Jason Goroncy offers a very helpful summary of 12 ways to prematurely write off Yoder. If you’re interested in John Howard Yoder, anabaptism, or “constantinianism”, you should check it out.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

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  1. and I am blogging at Near Emmaus now… just saying… 😉

    • How could I have forgotten to mention that! I’ll try to include that my list of the Top 10 Earth-Shaking News Stories of 2010.

  2. Marc; interesting thoughts about the warmer climate making it colder. One of my favourite movie’s is the “Day After Tomorrow.”

    Here is an interesting article about the Vikings in Greenland; who died out. It appears that at one time Greenland did go through a warmer period than we have now…

    I’m not sure that climate change is completely anthropocentric

    • I don’t think anyone would deny that the world routinely goes through periods of warming and calling. (I’ve even wondered if biblical descriptions of Israel as “lush” reflect climate change. I’ve been there, lush is not the word I’d use.) The question is whether the recent warming trend did within that broader pattern.

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