Flotsam and jetsam (6/15)
- Peter Sanlon takes a fascinating look at the development of Augustine’s view of Adam.
Augustine’s beliefs are not normative for the Christian church. No individual should usurp the final authority of Scripture. However, Augustine’s theology has shaped and set the agenda for almost every major doctrinal endeavor of the church for 1,500 years. Exploring his reflections is an excellent way to gain a fresh perspective, unencumbered by the neuroses and prejudices burdening late-modernity.
- Matt Perman discusses Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions.
Edwards also shows us that a well lived life doesn’t just happen; it requires intentionality. And intentionality manifests itself in certain “mechanisms” that help us maintain our intentionality. Edwards’ resolutions are one example of such a “mechanism.”
- The Atlantic offers The 14 Biggest Ideas of the Year: “A guide to the intellectual trends that, for better or worse, are shaping America right now. (Plus a bunch of other ideas, insights, hypotheses, and provocations.)”
- Matt Dabbs offers Ten Principles for Grooming Future Teachers.
- You can download Dane Ortlund’s article, “Sanctification by Justification: The Forgotten Insight of Bavinck and Berkouwer on Progressive Sanctification,” along with other articles from the Spring 2010 issue of the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology.
- The United Nations declares internet access a human right. Good. Maybe this will mean that if hotels keep charging exorbitant rates for internet access, I can accuse them of crimes against humanity.
- NPR takes a look at The Dangers, Values of Dark Teen Lit.
- The Ten Commandments – American Style is worth a look (HT Kurth Willems via Twitter).
- And, you should definitely check out the 8 Wonders of the Solar System.