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.
- Tim Gombis offers a powerful reflection on Father’s Day and the fear of failure.
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.
- Daniel Kirk addresses Complementarian Interpreations of Creation, arguing that although Paul sounds hierarchical at times, his new-creation theology ultimately presses in the direction of egalitarianism.
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.
- James McGrath wants to know if we’re saved by gulliblity. (Hint: the answer is ‘no’.)
- Brian LePort shares some thoughts on Writing a Thesis. And, on that note, John Byron alerts us to an interesting new book from Nijay Gupta, A Guide book for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies Beyond.
- A new study somewhat surprisingly claims that Facebook Users Have More Close Friends.
- If you’re looking for a job, here are 7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make You Rethink Your CV.
- And, in case you’re looking for somewhere to store your valuables, here are The 10 Most Secure Locations on the Planet.