- The Australian Broadcast Corporation announces the launch of its religion and ethics portal. The plan is to provide both ABC content from its various media sources as well as original content from leading thinkers around the world.The home page features an article from Rowan Williams, “Refugees Make Us Strange to Ourselves,” about the role that racial and intellectual others play in fostering intellectual freedom and healthy cultural identity. (HT Byron Smith)
- Biblical Interpretation has an article challenging the idea that we can chronologically separated “early” biblical Hebrew from “late” biblical Hebrew, contending instead that they are contemporaneous styles and that this has implications for how we date OT books. (HT Jim West)
- Larry Hurtado comments on the success and frustration of his new blog.
- Ed Setzer discusses four problems with the “rock star” pastor, and his suggested solutions.
- Christopher Benson has an interesting post on “Why We Need the Dark.” I’m counting on Rev. 22:5 being metaphorical because I really like the dark. (I’m sure that suggest some deeply disturbing things about my psyche, and I’m okay with that.)
- Joel points out that students can get Amazon Prime free for one year.
- And, here’s a helpful resource for anyone who needs to learn how to talk smack in Chinese.
Here are some interesting posts from wherever:
- Tim Challies has a fabulous post asking you to guess which of various statements came from a fortune cookie, and which ones are from Joel Osteen. Definitely worth checking out. (I didn’t do very well.)
- Over on the main Western blog , Brian is posting a series of interviews with Douglas Estes on his book, Sim Church: Being the Church in the Viritual World. Make sure you’re following along with that.
- Jenny Hwang explains why Christians should oppose Arizona’s new immigration law. This comes the day after a group of evangelical leaders issued a statement calling for an “earned citizenship” approach to immigration reform rather than amnesty.
- The New York Times has a piece covering Pope Benedict’s most recent remarks on the sex abuse scandal.
- The Mojave Desert cross has been stolen. As a bonus, though, there’s a $25,000 reward if you find it.