Flotsam and jetsam (6/20)

I hope you had a great time celebrating Father’s Day and (hopefully) reflecting on the Trinity. Here are some of the more interesting links from over the weekend.

  • The Brain on Trial is an interesting article from the Atlantic on neuroscience and crime.
Advances in brain science are calling into question the volition behind many criminal acts. A leading neuroscientist describes how the foundations of our criminal-justice system are beginning to crumble, and proposes a new way forward for law and order.

A few recent conversations with friends were helpful.  I think I resonate with these films not because of any unexplored damage due to my upbringing, but from fear of my failure as a father.

Paul’s new creation theology will not allow him to give a creation-based hierarchy the last word. Even if he does not work it out with full consistency in his own letters, he tells us how the story is supposed to play out. If male is first and therefore female is his subordinate based on creation order, then in new creation we must affirm that something has been transformed–there is no longer “male and female” in this hierarchical sense.

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 20, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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