Flotsam and jetsam (1/18)
Posted by Marc Cortez
- Kevin DeYoung has a nice post on What Made David Great?
David was a man after God’s own heart because he hated sin but loved to forgive it. What better example of God could there be?
- A recent BBC article asks, Does more information mean we know less? Along the way, it presents an interesting comparison between our modern compulsion to stay “current” with the religious impulse to reflect deeply on the past. (HT)
We feel guilty for all that we have not yet read, but overlook how much better read we already are than St Augustine or Dante, thereby ignoring that our problem lies squarely with our manner of absorption rather than with the extent of our consumption.
- John Tertullian discusses the problem of scientism.
One of the silly characteristics of our age is the credulous and naive veneration of science. It has led to the emergence of what we call scientism–faith in science as the ultimate source of truth and wisdom.
- TC Robinson sparked an interesting discussion yesterday on Martin Luther King Jr’s understanding of the Gospel, and whether he got it better than the reformers did.
- Esteban Vázquez has an enthusiastic review of Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. If you’re looking for resources on learning Greek, it sounds like this one is well worth looking into.
- And, a in Orange County, a cat has been ordered to report for jury duty. Of course, this rather odd situation was partially caused by someone who saw the cat as such a part of the family that she listed it on the family’s census form. Why would you do that?