- St. Paul, Theologian of the Trinity: Should we think of doctrine as a grimy residue that has to be scrubbed away before we can really see the vibrancy and vividness of Paul’s letters? It’s a hard question to answer in the abstract, once and for all, but at least with respect to the doctrine of the Trinity, a growing chorus of scholars is responding with a resounding, “No.”
- The Religious Right Turns 33: What Have We Learned? As American Evangelicals have become more partisan, American Christianity has suffered as more shy away from the faith.
- Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity: Like most creatives, you probably have a low boredom threshold. You’re hardwired to pursue novelty and inspiration, and to run from admin and drudgery. Boredom is the enemy of creativity, to be avoided at all costs. Or is it?
- In Defense of Sarcasm & Humor: A Response to the Earnest: Even within our desire for earnestness, we could acknowledge a time for sarcasm and a place for exploring the paradoxes and follies in our faith and in our lives. Instead of cloaking them or tailoring them to fit the conventions, we could laugh at them.
- A rather impressive group of evangelicals have come out with their Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform.
- What Travel Guides Say About the USA: Of the many pieces of advice proffered, four of the most common are: eat with your fingers (sometimes), arrive on time (always), don’t drink and drive (they take it seriously here!), and be careful about talking politics (unless you’ve got some time to spare).
Just for Fun
- If you’re feeling a little blue today, this video is for you.