Posted by Marc Cortez
- According to a recent survey, a growing number of Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim (now 18%, up from 11% in March 2009). What I found just as interesting was the fact that 30% of his chief political opponents say they believe this is true. I wonder where 18% of American could possibly be getting this idea?
- Diglot is going to begin a series explaining and defending conditionalism (annihilationism).
- Jonathan Robinson has a very creative post on reasons for being Baptist. I particularly liked the idea that baptists are closely related to fish, hippies, and synchronized swimmers.
- Michael Patton asks whether modern science has made belief in demon possession unnecessary. Basically, his question is whether we can view scriptural accounts of “demon possession” as accommodations to the knowledge of the day (i.e. they didn’t know anything about science so they called it demon possession).
- Patrick McCullough is working on a bibliography of works applying social identity theory to the Bible.
- Lifehacker offers a roundup of the best places to go to get a free online education.
- Sara Parvis warns that we need to be careful about reading later technical meanings into earlier uses of a term. She specifically focuses on “episcopos,” but her warning would also apply to a whole range of technical theological terms like homoousios, sustantia, and persona.
- And, apparently a bunch of Dr. Who fans sabotaged voted in a recent survey and succeeded in getting Daleks voted as the greatest monster ever.