Flotsam and jetsam (6/16)

Here’s why congregationalists might especially benefit from MacDonald’s latest post: it challenges us with the question of whether we can really point to a place in Scripture where the entire congregation has been authorized by Jesus with final rule.

The arc of modern scandal is depressingly familiar. Transgression followed by exposure, perhaps accompanied by a fleeting detour into denial. Then tearful confession and, finally, the inevitable journey to rehab.

Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California at San Diego, has been best known for her work on the nature of consciousness. But now, with a new book, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality (Princeton University Press), she is taking her perspective into fresh terrain: ethics. And the story she tells about morality is, as you’d expect, heavily biological, emphasizing the role of the peptide oxytocin, as well as related neurochemicals.

  • Here are several interesting links from the SBC Pastor’s Conference.

………………….Videos from the conference are available at Vimeo
………………….Be a Radically God-Centered Pastor, John Piper.
………………….Southern Baptists Approve Steps Aimed at Diversity, NYT
………………….After Rob Bell Controversy, Baptists Affirm Belief in ‘Eternal’ Hell, CT Liveblog
………………….Southern Baptists Decry NIV 2011, Unsettled Christianity

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.

Posted on June 16, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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