Wow, Flotsam and Jetsam two days in a row? It’s like Christmas, but without all the crowds, shopping, and drunk relatives. (Actually, you probably still have some drunk relatives hanging around. Check your closets.)
- Carl Trueman offers a good example of careful historiography in explaining why he thinks Rob Bell is wrong when he asserts that Martin Luther believes in a second chance for salvation after death.
Building arguments on theological soundbites, especially from the works of prolific and sophisticated theologians such as Luther, is surely very tempting in today’s instant internet age. We all want our fifteen minutes of fame but none of us want to spend any more than fifteen seconds doing the grunt work necessary to achieve it. Yet, like a lady of easy virtue, such an approach may have immediately seductive charms but ultimately proves a rather cruel mistress for the would-be historian
- David LaMotte explains why he thinks the church needs art.
To many people, art is superfluous or even distracting from what is truly important. It holds entertainment value, keeping people engaged, or perhaps pleasantly distracted, but is not substantive, and is certainly not integral. To others, it is fundamental; it is a door through which they enter into divine relationship. My heart breaks for the former category.
- Scot McKnight offers some interesting quotes on whether the evangelical coalition is breaking up.
Several recent reports suggest that the evangelical Christian world, as we have come to know it over the last 30 years, may be changing forever.
- Lifehacker argues that tablets are great productivity tools. And, here’s another nice review of the iPad 2.
- A recent poll shows that 65% of evangelical leaders are premillennial.
- They’ve finally discovered the happiest person in America.
- For less than $200 you can now purchase a genetic test to see if your kid was born to be an elite athlete.
- And, here’s a list of 20 fortune cookies that don’t make any sense.